Researchers attract record
The largest Health Science Center competitive awards in recent months are to Oscar Benavente, M.D., department of medicine, $37 million to study stroke; Ralph DeFronzo, M.D., medicine, $7.4 million to study diabetes; Tom Patterson, M.D., medicine, $7.1 million to study a life-threatening infection called invasive aspergillosis; H. Ralph Rawls, D.D.S., restorative dentistry, $5.9 million to develop advanced dental restorative systems; Hanna Abboud, M.D., medicine, $4.3 million to study mechanisms of kidney injury; and Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., endodontics, $3.6 million to study mechanisms of opioid analgesia (pain relief).
Since 1972, the Health Science Center has expended nearly $6 billion with an estimated impact on the South Texas economy of nearly $30 billion.
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