Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Virtual Candidacy Ceremony

Over 300 people tuned in for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio’s first ever virtual candidacy ceremony on Aug. 21 which celebrated the achievements of graduate students who have passed their qualifying exam. The graduate scho...
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Virtual Chat with the Dean

Join us for a chat with Dr. David Weiss. Based on student input, we will have an alternating schedule. Schedule Friday, August 28 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Thursday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Add to Calendar Friday, October 9 at 4 p.m....
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COVID-19 and Type 2 Diabetes: Shedding light on an often-neglected approach to saving lives during the pandemic

Are you living up to your healthiest potential? This might be the key to surviving the pandemic. It is no secret that those with the highest risk of hospitalization, intubation, and death from COVID-19 are those with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic...
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In Press: Dr. Eithan Kotkowski Publishes First Author Paper on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

During his rotation through the neurology intensive care unit last year during his third year of medical school, Eithan Kotkowski, Ph.D. and his fellow medical school classmates helped oversee the care of a patient with a case of rapidly-progressive sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
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Labroots/UT Health San Antonio Science Writing Contest Submissions Due July 30

“If science, like art, is to perform its mission truly and fully….its achievements must enter not only superficially but with their inner meaning into the consciousness of people”—Albert Einstein. We were blown away by the quality of recent student-submitted articles we have...
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Researchers discover a new class of synapse-saving proteins

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have discovered a new class of proteins that protect synapses from being destroyed. Synapses are the structures where electrical impulses pass from one neuron to another. The...
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Dr. Petra Jans Pederson Publishes in the Journal of Natural Products

Dr. Petra Jans Pederson was first author on the paper “Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells Exhibit Differential Sensitivity to Cardenolides from Calotropis gigantea” which was published on July 10 in the Journal of Natural Products. Dr. Pederson is a recent graduate...
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Voelcker Fund awards $650,000 to cancer researchers on the rise

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is awarding $650,000 to UT Health San Antonio to support innovative cancer research projects conducted by rising star faculty members. The Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Award provides each recipient $150,000 per year over three years,...
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