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

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 […]



NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio multiomics center

April 11, 2019

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 […]



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

April 2, 2019

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 […]


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

March 19, 2019

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 […]


Department of Medicine Clinical & Innovative Therapeutics Pilot Program Awards

March 12, 2019

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Awardees Alaa Awad, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine and Nephrology Submission Title: Role of TNF-α Antagonist in Diabetic Nephropathy Dean Kellogg, Jr., M.D, Ph.D. Professor Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology Submission Title: Pilot Trial of Topical Rapamycin’s Effects on Keloid Regression Luke Norton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes Submission Title: The […]


Drs. Bansal And Dahia Bring a Global Pragmatic Trial to UHS and VA Patients

March 5, 2019

Drs. Bansal And Dahia Bring a Global Pragmatic Trial to UHS and VA Patients Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of CTSA’s Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is eager to work with investigators in capitalizing the valuable services and resources available for patient studies. Learn how Dr. Dahia assisted cardiorenal specialist, Shweta Bansal, M.D., in becoming […]


Look who is sporting the new UTHSA Nephrology jackets

December 20, 2018

Thank you  Dr. William Henrich, UTHSA President Mireya Martinez, Assistant to UTHSA President for wearing the new UTHSA Nephrology jackets with pride  


Nephrology Fellowship ABIM Board Results

December 13, 2018

Congratulations to our eight UTHSA 2018 Nephrology Fellow Graduates! All of them passed the ABIM-Nephrology boards taken in October 2018 with flying colors. Muhammad Abdullah Manoj Bhattarai David Dado James Dawson Jeet Gandhi Abboud Hanna Benjamin Huang Faroug Suliman


B.S. Kasinath, MD – Retirement Reception

November 29, 2018

A reception honoring the retirement of Dr. B. Kasinath, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  Dr. Kasinath has been a valued member of the faculty since 1990. He has won numerous awards including the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research, the Academic Excellence Award by […]


Department of Medicine | Call for Proposal: Pilot Projects

November 5, 2018

Clinical research and novel therapeutics will likely have the greatest impact for patient care and will engage a large number of clinical and research faculty in the Department of Medicine and across the Health Care System. To stimulate a culture of research and academic inquisitiveness the DOM has allocated funds to support pilot projects that […]