CPRIT Awards $23 million to UT Health San Antonio and affiliated researchers  

Cancer research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio, is getting a $23 million boost from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Various laboratories of UT Health San Antonio will...
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Farewell to Amber Yuker and Welcome Tiffany Thompson

We would like to announce that Amber Yuker, Manager of Academic Programs, in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be leaving us this Friday, September 3rd. I am sure you all have worked with Amber in one way or another in her past six years at UT Health San Antonio or...
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Dr. James Nelson Elected As Vice President of The Gerontological Society of America

Dr. James Nelson has been elected Vice President of The Gerontological Society of America. He will assume his role starting January 1, 2022 and then serve as President in 2023. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary...
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Candidacy Ceremony and Convocation 2021 Combined Into One Event

What a year it has been for this year’s candidates. Much of in-person learning has shifted into a virtual format and many events have been cancelled. With minor modifications, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted an in-person convocation and candidacy ceremony....
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Shiva Kazempour, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program

Tell me about yourself. What is your hometown?  My name is Shiva Kazempour and I’m an incoming Ph.D. student in the IBMS program. I’m originally from Tehran, Iran. I got my undergraduate degree in Statistics from University of Tehran. I was always fascinated by biomedical...
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Samantha Yee Receives National Cancer Institute’s F99/K00  

Samantha (Sam) Yee has been awarded the National Cancer Institute’s F99/K00 predoctoral to postdoctoral fellow transition training grant. She is a senior graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. April Risinger in the Department of Pharmacology. The F99/K00 (Predoctoral to...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Ayon Bhattacharya, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program

Tell me about yourself. I am a medical graduate from India. My passion is to be a neuroscientist and disseminate my knowledge to the world. I have several hobbies such as exploring places, rafting, numismatics, philately, notaphily, reading transcendental philosophy and...
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Pragya Singh Reflects On Her Achievements at UT Health San Antonio

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program. However, my journey in UT Health starts in 2016 when I joined in as a master’s student in Cell Systems and Anatomy program. I chose...
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