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Dr. Kumar Sharma Receives 2024 Presidential Award for Exceptional Contributions to Nephrology

April 29, 2024

  We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Kumar Sharma, Professor of Medicine, Distinguished Hillis Chair and Vice Chair for Research, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology for his exceptional contributions to the field of nephrology. Recently honored as the “Distinguished Research Scholar”, Dr. Sharma’s transformative work […]



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Exciting interview with Dr. Kumar Sharma, MD, our Chief of Nephrology, as he discusses a major breakthrough in Nephrology, by research at the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine here at UT Health San Antonio!

January 11, 2024

Exciting interview with Dr. Kumar Sharma, MD, our Chief of Nephrology, as he discusses a major breakthrough in Nephrology, by research at the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine here at UT Health San Antonio! https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/ut-health-san-antonio-discovers-molecule-predicting-kidney-failure-in-diabetics



Join Researchers from the Center for Precision Medicine at ASN annual Kidney Week 2023 for Cutting-Edge Insights in Renal Research: Our team is at the forefront of medical innovation!

October 31, 2023

Join researchers and clinicians from the Center for Precision Medicine and the Division of Nephrology of UT Health San Antonio at American Society of Nephrology, Annual Kidney Week 2023 for Cutting-Edge Insights in Renal Research: Our team is at the Forefront of Medical Innovation! We look forward to joining Drs. Kumar Sharma, MD, and David L. […]


UT Health and Others Land $46M for Research

September 6, 2023

Dr. William Henrich, Dr. Robert Clark, and Afaf Saliba, PhD student in the Center for Precision Medicine, are quoted in this story on San Antonio Express News! Ian Tamayo of the CPM is pictured with Afaf Saliba in the image gallery. You can find the article in the San Antonio Express News here and the […]


Metabolite in urine predicts diabetic kidney failure 5-10 years early; oral therapeutic drug shows promise in mice.

August 24, 2023

Urine levels of adenine, a metabolite produced in the kidney, are predictive and a causative biomarker of looming progressive kidney failure in patients with diabetes, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) reported Aug. […]


Congratulations Afaf Saliba on being selected to participate in-person at WRDMP’s educational event in Cambridge, MA!

August 3, 2023

We are proud to announce that Afaf Saliba was selected to participate in-person at Pfizer’s Pharmaceutical Careers and Postdoctoral Opportunities Educational Event in Pfizer Cambridge, MA. Pfizer Pharmaceutical Careers and Postdoctoral Opportunities Educational Event is an opportunity for PhD students within 12 months of graduation to attend an in-person event at Pfizer to learn more […]


Congratulations Dr. Shweta Bansal for receiving the Presidential Clinical Excellence award!

April 18, 2023

We are proud to announce that Dr. Shweta Bansal has received the 2023 Presidential Clinical Excellence award. The Presidential Clinical Excellence Award honors full-time faculty of UT Health San Antonio who provide clinical services as part of their appointments. Dr. Bansal has distinguished herself through exemplary and sustained expertise and represents the very finest in […]


ASN Home Dialysis Steering Committee!/American Society of Nephrology

January 20, 2023

Date: January 13, 2023   Dear Dr. Bansal, On behalf of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), thank you for your participation as a member of the ASN Home Dialysis Steering Committee. During 2022, ASN asked that members of project steering committees and workgroups in Excellence in Patient Care be randomly assigned either a one- […]


Congratulations Dr. Shweta Bansal and Afaf Saliba on being honored for 2022 Women in Medicine Month

September 7, 2022

Dr. Shweta Bansal as a Professor/Physician and Afaf Saliba as a Graduate Student have both been recognized in Women in Medicine Month by the Long school inclusion office; making 2 out of 20 recognized physicians/professors/trainees in 2022 at UT Health San Antonio from the division of nephrology!    


Congratulations to Afaf Saliba, she was selected for a second year as a Translational Science Training Scholar!

August 25, 2022

Congratulations to Afaf Saliba, she was selected for a second year as a Translational Science Training Scholar! The TST TL1 Program is made possible through a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS, TL1 TR002647). https://iims.uthscsa.edu/tl1_current_scholars.html TL1 Trainees | Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science – UTHSCSA TST […]