Santikos Suite aids study of Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Posted on: Friday, October 6th, 2017

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, recognized the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Oct. 2 for its $2.3 million gift to build the John L. Santikos CT and Nuclear Medicine Suite at the university.

The state-of-the-art imaging suite is on the third floor of the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) on Floyd Curl Drive. The MARC is a primary location of the UT Health Physicians practice, and the Santikos Suite serves the practice’s patients, including those referred from the community and those of the UT Health Cancer Center.

“This is what success looks like,” President Henrich said in discussing the importance of the Santikos Suite to multiple initiatives such as the new Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases.

The community banded together to raise more than $50 million for the Biggs Institute in three years, President Henrich said. A widely published star researcher, Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of Boston University, has been recruited to be the institute’s founding director, effective Dec. 1.

Because of the Santikos gift, the suite named for Mr. Santikos is already serving hundreds of patients who face numerous conditions, such as dementias including Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment to slow the disease is beginning sooner for some patients as a result.

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