Dr. David Morilak, interviews for The Source program on Texas Public Radio about Depression.

December 19, 2019

Millions Of Americans Battle Major Depression But Don’t Get The Help They Need By Kim Johnson & Dallas Williams • Dec 17, 2019 It’s normal for people to occasionally feel sad in response to life events or experiences, but being sad is not the same as having depression — a serious but treatable mental illness […]




Reaching Too High: David Morilak

December 18, 2019

David Morilak is a neuroscientist with a wild idea: Reaching too high and straining to accomplish goals is a scientifically-proven way to overcome stress.  David Morilak, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, and Director of the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience at UT Health, San Antonio. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, […]




Congratulations! ASPET SURF program has been renewed for another 3 years.

December 17, 2019

      The Department of Pharmacology was awarded another 3 years to host a program for undergraduates students to learn more on pharmacology research.  The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research. Our goal is to use authentic, mentored research experiences in pharmacology to heighten student interest in […]




Lily Espinoza Awarded American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

December 10, 2019

Lily Espinoza, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has been awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral fellowship. The American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship is a training grant which supports students on the path to a research career. According to the website, the mission of the fellowship is to […]




Congratulations to Dr. Kelly McGlothen-Bell for the Academy Jonas Policy Scholar Program’s 2019-2020 cohort.

November 19, 2019

Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD, RN, a posdoctoral fellow in Dr. Lisa Cleveland’s lab, has been selected for the the Academy Jonas Policy Scholar Program’s 2019-2020 cohort. Launched in 2014, the Jonas Policy Scholars program, generously funded by Jonas Philanthropies, supports early-career scholars seeking to shape nursing practice, education, and research policy. The Academy Jonas Policy Scholars […]




Congratulations to Noboru Hiroi on receiving an outstanding research award from the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology!

October 15, 2019

Congress of Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology aims to encourage research, facilitate the communication of ideas in converging disciplines of Neuropsychopharmacology in Asia, develop pharmacotherapies for the treatment for psychiatric disorders, provide education and training opportunities, and empower patients and their families with scientific knowledge. https://www2.aeplan.co.jp/ascnp/ Congratulations to Noboru Hiroi for receiving an outstanding research award.




Allie Sharp Receives the 2019-2020 Predoctoral Research Training Award

October 8, 2019

Cognitive impairment with cancer therapy is a significant issue, and my dissertation project has begun to address way to improve the cognitive side effects associated with cancer treatment, particularly a hormone therapy for prostate cancer known as androgen deprivation therapy.   Read More >>>    




Aleeza Stephens: I’ve Seen How Brain Damage Can Affect Personality

October 8, 2019

Aleeza Stephens was a sophomore in high school when her cousin had a football injury. He was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury affecting his frontal lobe. Stephens is currently in the lab of Dr. Alan Frazer where she is looking at depression and antidepressant research. She explained that one of the areas of her […]




Congratulations to Denisse Paredes for winning the Jess Hay Chancellor’s Fellowship

September 17, 2019

The UT System Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship rotates between ten UT system institutions benefiting an academic and health science center every year. This year, Denisse Paredes was selected to receive this prestigious award. Denisse is a fourth-year graduate student in the PH.D. program and is currently in the Neursoscience track in the […]



Congratulations to Neuroscience T32 Training Grant Recipients Hannah Elam, Alex McCoy, and Stephanie Fedorchak  

August 26, 2019

Congratulations to Neuroscience T32 Training Grant Recipients are Hannah Elam, Alex McCoy, and Stephanie Fedorchak The Neuroscience Program holds a T32 Training Grant from the Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences. Three trainees from the Neuroscience program are selected for support on this training grant each year. Appointees receive stipend, benefits, tuition […]