Lily Q. Dong, Ph.D., is a Professor of Cell Systems and Anatomy at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Her team recently recieved a five year $1 million grant from Baptist Health Foundation that seeks to prevent Hispanic childhood obesity. The potentially groundbreaking research, led by Dr. Dong, is testing whether there is a genetic marker of early insulin resistance in youth that could be controlled, thereby preventing obesity and development of Type 2 diabetes. The donation marks the largest-ever research grant by Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio and builds upon its longtime support of UT Health San Antonio.
Waridibo (Wari) Allison, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and the Medical Director at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Dr. Allison and her team recently recieved a $3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio that will help develop a national initiative called Resources, Information, Support and Education (RISE) for Telementoring for Health Care in Rural Underserved Populations. This telementoring grant will help the university extend its specialty expertise in such areas as infectious disease to primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and community health workers regarding how to treat HIV and hepatitis C.
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