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Study reveals novel biomarkers for future dementia risk

March 7, 2018

Participants’ blood samples were drawn years before their dementia diagnosis. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia. Dementia is a rising tidal wave […]



Dialogue on Dementia: “Is Lifestyle Important for Preventing Dementia?”

February 8, 2018

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases presents a robust educational series called “Dialogue on Dementia” bringing you expert physicians, scientists and local resources directly to you. January’s Dialogue on Dementia featured Matthew Pase, Ph.D., a nationally renowned researcher on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and his latest findings on how our lifestyle choices, like sleeping, […]



Caring for the Caregiver faculty member awarded UT System grant

February 7, 2018

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Caring for the Caregiver researcher, has received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant. Dr. Pickering’s plan for the Rising STARs Award is to develop a […]



Stevens Foundation grant establishes the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence

January 25, 2018

The Perry and Ruby Stevens Foundation awarded UT Health San Antonio $1.5 million to support its new center of excellence for the prevention, research, and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, with an estimated seven to 10 million patients worldwide. Over 1 million people in the U.S. suffer […]




Donors sustain Alzheimer’s institute momentum

January 12, 2018

With several million dollars in new gifts, momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases launched in September by the Health Science Center. UT Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, announced recent gifts of $3 million from the Greehey Family Foundation, $2 million from the Valero Energy Foundation, […]




Message from the UT Health San Antonio President: New faculty bolster city’s growing biosciences stature

November 10, 2017

By William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP The marketplace for top-flight bioscience clinician investigators is intense and competitive. If you want the best, you offer a package to attract the best, and that includes the support of a model city like San Antonio. Four physician scientists newly recruited to UT Health San Antonio are individuals of […]



SA Business Journal: New UT Health Alzheimer’s institute scoring talent and cash

November 1, 2017

By W. Scott Bailey UT Health San Antonio has taken big strides in its effort to position the Alamo City as a major center for the study of Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. The organization’s new Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases has recruited a leader from one of the nation’s top bioscience […]


Alzheimer’s expert Seshadri to lead Glenn Biggs Institute

October 24, 2017

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now called UT Health San Antonio, announces the appointment of Sudha Seshadri, M.D., as the founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases. Since 2005, she has served as professor of neurology and attending neurologist at Boston University School of Medicine. […]


Santikos Suite aids study of Alzheimer’s, other diseases

October 6, 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 […]


$2.3 million grant to help diagnose Alzheimer’s, other diseases

November 29, 2016

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Nov. 1 announced a three-year, $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. The new John L. Santikos CT and Nuclear Medicine Suite is a major building block […]