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New hope for treating the toughest cancers

December 20, 2022

The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio — South Texas’ only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center — is putting a decades-old antidepressant drug to new use treating breast cancers that don’t respond to existing therapies. Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio provided […]



Barshop Institute’s Palavicini attracts early scientist award

December 15, 2022

American Federation for Aging Research grant allows exploration of signaling molecules toxic in Alzheimer’s, diabetes, aging The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) selected Juan Pablo Palavicini, PhD, an early career scientist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), to receive the 2022 Glenn Foundation for Medical […]


Department of Pharmacology neuroscience researcher committed to treating brain illnesses

December 9, 2022

David Morilak, PhD,  Quincy and Estine Lee endowed chair and professor in the Department of  Pharmacology and director of the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has long been fascinated by brain health.


Professor and chair receives $1.5 million UT System Faculty STARs award to advance cancer drug development

December 7, 2022

Reuben S. Harris, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has received a UT System Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award in the amount of $1.5 million to establish his laboratory, assist […]



UT Regents fund pioneering trauma care research center

November 28, 2022

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Nov. 17 approved $2.5 million to establish the Trauma Research and Combat Casualty Care Collaborative at UT Health San Antonio in partnership with University Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center at University Hospital and the U.S. Department of Defense. The new trauma care research center will be […]



UT System Rising STARs award to advance prostate cancer research

November 18, 2022

Elizabeth Wasmuth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has received a Rising Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award in the amount of $250,000 to support her cancer research into studying the molecules responsible […]



A third of San Antonians have prediabetes; doctors urge testing

November 10, 2022

During Diabetes Awareness Month (November), UT Health San Antonio endocrinologist Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, reminds the community that one in every three people in San Antonio has prediabetes, which physicians define by a hemoglobin A1C percentage of 5.7% to 6.4%. Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that measures average glucose levels over the past three months. Carolina […]



UT Health San Antonio Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program celebrates 50 years caring for South Texas

October 13, 2022

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.  The program, which includes its clinical partner, University Health in San Antonio and its affiliated clinic, the Texas Diabetes Institute, is one of the oldest programs in […]


UT Health San Antonio orthopaedics professor and trauma surgeon receives national recognition

September 29, 2022

Boris Zelle, MD, professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has been named the first recipient of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health Disparities Research Award from the Orthopaedic […]


Noted lupus researcher receives UT System Faculty STARs award

September 29, 2022

The University of Texas System has awarded Laurence Morel, PhD, with a Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award in the amount of $1.4 million to establish a new research laboratory and program at UT Health San Antonio focused on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Morel, a noted SLE researcher, joined the institution […]