Neuroscientist Lynette Daws, Ph.D., is testing compounds that may prove to be novel medications for psychiatric disorders. In this way, she is fulfilling her lifelong dream to untangle the mysteries of animal and human behavior.
How do an Air Force career, fast planes and a flare for science and the arts translate into a career in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery? You'd have to ask Dr. John Morehead.
Presidential teaching award winner Earlanda Williams, Ph.D., uses her love of human anatomy to teach students about the beauty and complexity of the human body.
As chief of hematology and medical oncology at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, Dr. Anand Karnad carries a heavy patient load. But he never loses sight of the most important part of his job: the patient in front of him.
Wendy B. Kang, M.D., J.D., clinical professor of anesthesiology, offers her students lessons in medicine, law and ethics.
Dr. Nicolas Musi’s strong conviction of the importance of research began early and now guides his work at the helm of the Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies.
Joe and Teresa Long gave generously to assist young medical students at the Health Science Center, and those students are now in a position to give back.
Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the university’s Institute for Health Promotion Research, was among the first to battle health disparities among Latinos and continues to stimulate healthful behaviors in this surging population.
The advice of a high school nurse prompts Dr. Julie Novak to seek a life of service in health care.
William P. Clarke, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, is an outstanding mentor to students as he conducts research to find locally acting, safer drugs for pain relief.
Alan Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP, believes that we can do a better job helping our warriors recover from the horrors of the combat zone.
David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the Health Science Center refined cranial surgery for the benefit of infants.
From taking on a challenging malignant brain cancer in a small girl to helping write letters to school administrators about what this young girl can now do, Dr. Shafqat Shah is with her young patients for the long haul.
Far from dwelling on past achievement, founding faculty member Marvin Forland, M.D., MACP, spends his retirement looking to the future of the UT Health Science Center and its students.
Azizeh Sowan, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., believes in learning something new every day. She’s adhered to this belief throughout her career, exploring different areas of nursing until she found her niche in research.
Adelita Cantu's interest in community health has helped make children, families and older adults healthier through good nutrition, exercise and the arts.
In South Texas, where sinus problems are familiar to many of us, Philip Chen, M.D. enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them breathe freely.
Dentist and researcher Dr. Cara Gonzales, a proud dual-degree graduate of the UT Health Science Center, is on a quest to save people with late-stage oral cancers.
Matthew Murray was a high school football player who recovered from an ACL injury to become a University of Texas Longhorn. That experience sparked his desire to become an orthopaedic surgeon who helps other injured athletes of all ages move again.
Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., Ph.D., is leading a clinical trial to bring dying teeth back to life through endodontic regeneration.
The challenge of attaining her education pushes Irene Chapa, Ph.D., to inspire and support South Texas youngsters so they will turn their dreams of achieving higher education into reality.