Faculty & Alumni Spotlight: 18 Questions with Beatriz Hicks

1) Please tell me about yourself. I am an alumnus of UT Health San Antonio and graduated with my Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1986. I then received a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Education at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. I further pursued and received my...
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Rivard Report: A Body of Knowledge in School’s Real and Virtual Anatomy Labs

Dr. Omid Rahimi, UT Health San Antonio associate professor of cell systems and anatomy, was featured in The Rivard Report ‘s article, “Bexar’s Eye: A Body of Knowledge in School’s Real and Virtual Anatomy Labs.” BodyViz renders data from magnetic resonance...
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Dr. Dahia receives UT System award to expand her research on rare endocrine tumors

Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, has been awarded a $1 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support her cancer genetics research. Dr. Dahia said the funding will be used to develop the infrastructure of a center for endocrine and hereditary tumors studies....
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Dr. Manjeet Rao was awarded a $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute to test a novel drug

Dr. Manjeet Rao was recently awarded a grant from National Cancer Institute ($2.1 million) to test the therapeutic efficacy of a novel drug that can inhibit the function of a protein that is highly expressed in cancers. Cancer cells use various mechanisms to manage their survival...
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Research scientist Dr. Jean Jiang named AAAS Fellow

Jean X. Jiang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and structural biology and holder of the Zachry Distinguished University Chair at UT Health San Antonio, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS announced her selection Nov....
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Dr. Bess Frost Named As a Texas Rising Star Researcher

Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and the Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy at UT Health San Antonio, is the recipient of the...
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Dr. Rena Bizios named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Rena Bizios, Lutcher Brown Chair and professor in the joint UTSA/ UT Health San Antonio biomedical engineering program, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes Bizios for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or...
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Dr. Xiao-Dong Li’s recent paper in The Journal of Immunology was selected as a “Top Read”

Dr. Xiao-Dong Li’s recent paper in The Journal of Immunology entitled “Immune Sensing of Aeroallergen-Associated Double-Stranded RNA Triggers an IFN Response and Modulates Type 2 Lung Inflammation” was selected as a “Top Read” by the journal editors and reviewers, a new feature...
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