Research: 1 Magazine

Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health professionals to work in underserved areas.

Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team.

Dr. Brij Singh Named Associate Dean for Research

Brij B. Singh, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Dentistry as associate dean for research and professor of periodontics.
Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.

A Formidable Foe

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of comprehensive dentistry, is focusing her research on finding new ways to battle oral cancer, which has had no new effective therapies for more than 40 years.
John D. Rugh, Ph.D.

For Patient’s Sake

John D. Rugh, Ph.D., professor and director of the Evidence-Based Practice Program, created a program to accelerate science transfer after seeing the length of time between a breakthrough discovery and actual dental practice.

The Future of Research – Main Story

Newly recruited scientists helping Long School of Medicine advance translational medicine.

The Future of Research – Martin Paukert, M.D.

UT Health San Antonio research team focusing on astroglia cells, which may hold the answer to slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

The Future of Research – Myron Ignatius, Ph.D.

Pediatric cancer researcher brings lab of zebrafish to San Antonio in quest to fight child cancer.

Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., Leading UT Health Cancer Center

Dr. Ruben Mesa is now director of the UT Health Cancer Center. He came from Arizona where he served as deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

The Future of Research – Karl Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Barshop Institute researcher looking at fundamental mechanisms that might explain why humans get neurodegenerative diseases as they age.

The Future of Research – Michael A. Liss, M.D., M.A.S.

Physician-researcher concentrates on early detection of prostate cancer and kidney cancer as well as the interaction of host-microbiome in cancer development and treatment.
Waridibo Allison, M.D., Ph.D., an infectious disease physician-researcher, studies HIV, Hepatitis C and Human Papillomavirus. She stresses the need for people to be screened and diagnosed so they can begin medical treatment.

The Future of Research – Waridibo Allison, M.D., Ph.D.

Infectious disease physician-researcher studying HIV, Hepatitis C and HPV to improve rates of screening, diagnosis and treatment.