The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies' researchers and centers are leading advancements in geroscience. Their research is proving there are interventions to slow the aging process.
In a mere three years, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio has gained international acclaim for innovative research and clinical care with a focus on South Texans.
Chiquita Collins, Ph.D., inaugural vice dean of inclusion and diversity for the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, is armed with innovative initiatives to increase the diversity of physicians.
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by opening a rehabilitation clinic for these new types of patients, who may suffer from chronic post-infection complications.
Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., vice dean for research for the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, is applying lessons from the opioid epidemic to research oversight for the school.
Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., and her team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research investigate the causes of and determine solutions to social determinants impacting the health of Latinos in South Texas.
All medical schools are driven by the tripartite mission: clinical care, education of the next generation of physicians, and medical science.
However, for most medical schools, research has become a business. Dean Robert Hromas reminds investigators to treasure the joy of discovery.