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San Antonio research institutions announce partnership in precision therapeutics

The process of precision therapeutics ultimately leads to breakthrough treatments that can be individualized to specific patient populations.  Read more Related: With precision therapeutics initiative, San Antonio is skating to where the puck is going to be

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Center for Renal Precision Medicine New Lab Ribbon Cutting

Center for Renal Precision Medicine New Lab Ribbon Cutting CRPM Ribbon Cutting 10.19.19 IMG_0082 It was an exciting day on Thursday, October 18, 2019 as Dr. Kumar Sharma, Chief of Nephrology and Director of the Center for Renal Precision Medicine (CRPM) cut the ribbon to the newly constructed CRPM lab.

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High-Dose Spironolactone When Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Are Resistant to Loop Diuretics: A Pilot Study

16 JULY 2019 High-Dose Spironolactone When Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Are Resistant to Loop Diuretics: A Pilot Study Shweta Bansal, MD; Kristina Munoz, BS; Sonja Brune, MSN; Steven Bailey, MD; Anand Prasad, MD; Chakradhar Velagapudi, PhD Background: Resistance to loop diuretics occurs frequently in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (1), and secondary hyperaldosteronism […]

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Congratulations – Dr. Chandan Takkar, Dr. Shweta Bansal and Dr. Wajeh Qunibi

Kumar Sharma, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce:    Chandan Takkar, MD Dr. Chandan Takkar has accepted the position as Associate Clinical Chief for the Nephrology Division. She has done an outstanding job in the role of Director of Clinical Operations this past year and will now assume greater duties to represent […]

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Welcome 2019 UT Health Nephrology Fellows

2019-2020 New Fellow Welcome Reception

We would like to welcome the new Nephrology Fellows  

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22nd Annual Department of Research Day Was a Success

President Henrich, Dr. Michael Snyder (Keynote Speaker), Dr. Kumar Sharma, Dr. William Reeves (Left to Right)

  22nd Annual Department of Research Day was a huge success.  There were over 80 abstracts submitted. Thank you to all that participant.       Join us in congratulating the Award Winners: From UT Health SA: Junior Faculty – Subramanya Srikantan (Nephrology) and Josephine Taverna (Hematology Oncology) Postdoc – Marlene Garcia (Cardiology) and Yuejuan Qin (Diabetes) Clinical […]

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San Antonio ‘at the heart’ of burgeoning kidney disease crisis (Express News article – April 28, 2019)

NEWS San Antonio ‘at the heart’ of burgeoning kidney disease crisis Lauren Caruba April 28, 2019 Updated: April 28, 2019 6:48 p.m. David Rodriguez was 36 when he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure related to high blood pressure. Two months later, his father learned that his kidneys were also failing. After two years on […]

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NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio multiomics center

NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio Multiomics Center (Center for Renal Precision Medicine)

Metabolomics study supports potential changes in mitochondrial function in astronaut during yearlong space flight What happens to an astronaut who is aboard the International Space Station for a year? How do the health effects compare to his twin brother who remains on Earth? Kumar Sharma, M.D., and Manjula Darshi, Ph.D., from UT Health San Antonio’s […]

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Call for Abstracts – 22nd Annual Department of Medicine Research Day

Application Procedure: Participants should submit an abstract of 300 words (see new instructions for electronic submission) that includes the title, authors and affiliations, background and purpose of the study, methods, results, and conclusions, as well as the name of the applicant and the category of award in which they would like to compete. Medicine, Surgical […]

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SPURRS (San Antonio Program for Undergraduate Research in Renal Science)

SPURRS (San Antonio Program for Undergraduate Research in Renal Science) Welcome to the SPURRS website! SPURRS is a program designed to encourage talented college students to pursue careers in medicine and medical research related to the kidneys and urinary tract. Kidney disease is a very common problem, affecting about 15% of people in the US […]

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