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UT Health Science Center San Antonio recognized as Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center

July 26, 2023

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has been designated a Parkinson’s Foundation Comprehensive Care Center, the first of its kind in the state of Texas. The Parkinson’s Foundation announced the expansion of its Global Care Network with the addition of four Centers of Excellence and four Comprehensive Care […]



San Antonio Woman: Sudha Seshadri, MD, Stands at the Forefront of Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment

July 19, 2023

In San Antonio Woman magazine, Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, shares what ignited her passion for studying the complexities of neurodegenerative diseases. Read the article at SAWoman.com.  


Think Science: Dementia in South Texas Recording

June 12, 2023

“South Texas is about 80% Hispanic. Our city is about 65% Hispanic. Hispanics on average have a 50% higher risk of developing dementia. And unfortunately, the risk is pretty high. If we don’t do anything, if we as a group don’t do anything, one in three of us will develop dementia at some time before […]


Construction underway on first of its kind Center for Brain Health at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

May 2, 2023

The Center for Brain Health will contain 75 exam rooms, 50 faculty offices, a 12-chair non-oncology infusion center and an outpatient pharmacy. The five-level building, 103,500 gross square feet in size, will provide ease of access for families and patients and meet their many needs under one roof. Designed services include advanced clinical and research […]


Science Magazine: Texas Neurologist and Professor elected New American Academy of Neurology President

May 1, 2023

Carlayne Jackson, MD, a specialist in the treatment and research of neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), neurologist and chair of the Department of Neurology at UT Health San Antonio has been elected as the 38th president of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). According to the the American Academy […]


Commentary: San Antonio is building a national resource in brain health

April 8, 2023

Originally published by the San Antonio Express-News on April 4, 2023. By William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, and Sudha Seshadri, MD In the coming years, an overwhelming number of people in our community will reach the stage of life when they are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary risk factor […]


Texas Public Radio: Petrie Dish podcast: Could Ozempic be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease?

March 27, 2023

Ozempic is a medication to help control blood sugar levels in type two diabetes and, more recently, obesity. Now, it is also being studied for as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Listen to Texas Public Radio host, Bonnie Petrie, as she speaks with Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s […]


San Antonio Report: An Alzheimer’s ‘tsunami’ is coming. In San Antonio, a new brain health center is part of the preparation.

March 13, 2023

The San Antonio Report covers the upcoming Center for Brain Health at UT Health San Antonio that will be first of its kind in San Antonio to address dementia in one place with state of the art research equipment. To read the full article, visit SanAntonioReport.org.



US News: 21 Genes Could Link Midlife Obesity & Alzheimer’s Risk

February 22, 2023

US News and Report features the new research study findings of Claudia Satizabal, PhD, and Sudha Seshadri, MD, of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. The study reviews the connection between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease-related genes. To read the article, visit USNews.com.



Texas Tribune: The Rio Grande Valley is at the epicenter of an Alzheimer’s spike among Latinos and is now the focus of new research efforts

February 4, 2023

Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, speaks to the spike of Alzheimer’s disease in South Texas and how in partnership with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the institute is looking at why there are so many cases in South […]