Candidacy Ceremony and Convocation 2021 Combined Into One Event

The ceremony was trimmed for length and only two guests with UT Health San Antonio badges were allowed to accompany this year’s candidates.

Meet Ashley Braddom: The 2021 GSBS Presidential Ambassador Scholar

Ashley Braddom is this year's GSBS Presidential Ambassador Scholar.

Graduation Ceremony Unites All Five Schools

UT Health San Antonio held its first ever in-person commencement ceremony for graduates across the five schools.

Final Words: Abdulhafiz Imam Aliagan, IBMS, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine

Abdulhafiz Imam Aliagan will be joining Pfizer as a Senior Scientist in the Biomedicine Design team in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Final Words: Killian Fischer, CHP, Doctorate of Medical Physics Student | Radiation Therapy Track

Killian Fischer will be starting a position as the medical physicist at Mercy Health Lorain Cancer Center in Elyria, Ohio.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Launches A Science Coloring and Activity Book

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio is proud to announce the creation of our new coloring book, the Pipette Kids Science Coloring and Activity Book. The book is available on Amazon.com for $12.99.

Academics

Spring 2022 GSBS Travel Awards

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 GSBS Travel Awards. This year the committee will entertain applications for in-person as well as virtual conferences. Awardees will receive up to $1,500 to help defray expenses...
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Interprofessional Education Report Now In Press

The paper, “A co-curricular interprofessional education activity to facilitate socialization and meaningful student engagement,” is now in press in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. The authors are Dr. Rebecca Moote, Charlotte Anthony, Dr. Lark...
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Nursing Science Ph.D. Program To Host Virtual Information Series

The Nursing Science Ph.D. program will be holding four informational sessions. Schedule for Virtual Information Sessions Date Agenda and Specific topics Events Nov 3 2021, 6 PM-7 PM Add to Calendar What is The Nursing Science Ph.D.? What is The Difference between a Doctor of...
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Announcement: Dr. Jessica Nute Serves as Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs

It is my privilege to announce that Dr. Jessica Nute, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, will be serving as the interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective October 18th.  Dr. Nute carried out her undergraduate work at UVA in Charlottesville with degrees...
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Students

Karen Lindquist Publishes Article in eNeuro

Karen Lindquist, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, recently published an article in eNeuro titled, “Identification of Trigeminal Sensory Neuronal Types Innervating Masseter Muscle” under the guidance of Dr. Armen...
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Meet The Researcher: Aiola Stoja and her love for dogs, hiking and cancer research

While Aiola Stoja Payne was volunteering an emergency medicine technician (EMT), she learned about new substance that was just being implemented in emergency medicine. She was taught that this substance was a powder that you put directly on the wound site and was more helpful...
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P&P Graduate Student, Samantha Yee, named the Pharmacology Department Graduate Student of the Year

Samantha Yee, 5th year PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. April Risinger, was awarded the Matthew P. Rowan Student of the Year Award on October 13th, 2021. The award is named after one of our students that was tragically taken from us a few years ago and presented yearly to a...
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Victoria Bry Shares Her Perspective On Her Twitter Takeover

Victoria Bry is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Radiological Sciences Program at UT Health San Antonio. She studies radiation oncology medical physics and researches a technique called Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) for use with Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and...
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Faculty

Dr. Michael Liss study shows MRI technique improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer

Dr. Michael Liss specializes in cancer of the genitourinary system including kidney cancer and prostate cancer. The study, “Restriction Spectrum Imaging-Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Improve Prostate Cancer Imaging in Men on Active Surveillance,” was published in July in The...
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Dr. David Gius receives UT System award to advance research on aging and breast cancer

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer. The award will be used to purchase equipment to conduct more in-depth experiments in his laboratory at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for...
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San-Antonio Express News features Dr. Seshadri’s work transforming Alzheimer’s care and seeking cures 

San-Antonio Express News features Dr. Seshadri’s work transforming Alzheimer’s care and seeking cures  Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology and the founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, has a superb reputation...
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Dr. David Morilak Receives 2021 Faculty Senate Administration Leadership Award

David A. Morilak, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmacology and director of the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program is the recipient of the Faculty Senate Administration Leadership Award. Dr. Morilak also serves as the director for...
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Alumni

TS PhD graduate Lauren Cornell was selected by NASA to participate in a simulated Mars study

Translational Science Ph.D. graduate Lauren Cornell was selected by NASA to participate in a simulated Mars study. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, four people will live and work for 45 days inside a unique, ground-based habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Designed to serve...
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Dr. Maria Danet Lapiz-Bluhm Receives Education and Research Award From The San Antonio Psychiatric Nurses Association

Dr. Maria Danet Lapiz-Bluhm received the Education and Research Award from The San Antonio Psychiatric Nurses Association in July 2021. There was a virtual ceremony to recognize her achievements. Dr. Bluhm, graduated from our Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation program...
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Morgan Bucknor: My New Life in Australia

Morgan Bucknor graduated in 2020 from the M.S. in Cell Systems and Anatomy with a focus in the Biotechnology track. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Life and Environmental Sciences program at The University of Sydney, Australia. 1) When did you first become interested in...
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Alumna Sarah Khoury Creates A Website To Spark Scientific Communication

We are coming out of one pandemic, but the pandemic of distrust in the scientific community remains strong. With every update, the public loses more and more confidence in the ability of science to make life easier. Science is commonly misrepresented, with a significant portion...
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Community

Science Judges Needed on December 4th, 2021

Dear Colleagues, I have two different judging opportunities.  Both events will be on the same day (December 4, 2021) and at the same time.  John Jay Science & Engineering Academy (SEA) will hold their fair in-person, and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) will be a...
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SGA Menstrual Hygiene Initiative Leads To The Addition of Menstrual Hygiene Product Dispensers On Campus

The UT Health San Antonio Student Government Association, comprising of student representatives from each of the five professional schools, is proud and delighted to inform that our campus offers menstrual hygiene products at no cost to students and other members of our...
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Fight Club Promotes Space To Discuss Controversial Topics In Science, Medicine, and Politics

Dear Graduate Students, As you may have experienced, current medical and graduate education do not provide sufficient space for students to engage in important, difficult conversations over science and policies. To address this need, we have partnered with the Center for Medical...
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Carlo Vanz Appointed As Enventure San Antonio Director

My name is Carlo Vanz, and I am a third year student in the Molecular Immunology & Microbiology of the Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio. Like many of my peers, most of my time is spent doing experiments in lab and testing hypotheses on the...
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