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Military Health System Research Symposium

August 15, 2019

The MHI team will be traveling to Florida for the annual Military Health System Research Symposium. MHSRS is a scientific four-day conference in Florida where medical researchers and doctors meet to present and discuss new scientific knowledge resulting from military-specific research and development. More about MHSRS

MHSRS Call for Abstracts through March 15

February 25, 2019

  The MHSRS website ( is accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 meeting until March 15, 2019. The 2019 MHSRS Call for Abstracts closes at midnight eastern Standard Time on March, 15, 2019.   This March 15, 2019 deadline WILL NOT be extended.  Submitters will be notified on the status of their abstract by e-mail by late […]

Veterans Day Ceremony and Reception

November 13, 2018

Approximately 75 active duty, veterans and staff members joined each other to recognize those who are serving or who have served.  In honor of the event, Dr.Paul Allen, an assistant professor talked about his calling to the military and towards the health professions.  He went on to recognize all who have served.  Dr. Allen cited […]

Resiliency and Transformation – A Soldier/Doctor’s Journey

October 30, 2018

  Over 100 people attended the Military Health Institute’s Distinguished Lecture series co-sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics. Dr. Kerstetter talked about his experience losing almost everything including his military and medical careers.  Dr. Kerstetter advised that when faced with what appear to be insurmountable adversities, think about ways to transform yourself […]

Head of Defense Health Agency visits UT Health San Antonio

September 20, 2018

Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, M.D., director of the Defense Health Agency in Washington, D.C., spoke to the Department of Surgery as well as military medical faculty and residents Sept. 17 about managing change and being a leader.  Vice Admiral Bono appears here with her father, Anatolio B. Cruz Jr., M.D., a surgery faculty member […]

Congratulations to Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D. on his Lifetime Achievement Award

September 18, 2018

Join us in celebrating the legacy of Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D., Commander and Director of the Institute of Surgical Research for over 27 years. During Dr. Basil’s tenure the burn mortality rate for patients was cut in half. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by BioMed SA. Congratulations and thank you to […]

Solid Presence at Leading Military Health Conference

September 5, 2018

UT Health San Antonio sent a number of faculty and students to the  recent Military Health System Research Symposium, a four-day educational symposium that drew approximately 3,000 attendees to Kissimmee, Florida, to learn about military medical research. The annual symposium is considered the premier scientific meeting of the Department of Defense. It focuses on the […]

Dr. Hargreaves wins military health research award

June 22, 2018

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D. Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., has won the Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Academia) Award from the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). The award recognizes outstanding research contributions on the health and well-being of the military by an individual research scientist. Dr. Hargreaves’ primary research interests are in the areas of […]

External advisory committee collaborates with the MHI

June 12, 2018

Colleagues joined us for a collective mission to improve initiatives in military health. Our external advisory committee hails from UT Southwestern, Boston University, Mayo Clinic, University of Pittsburgh and Uniformed Services University.  The committee meets annually to discuss the latest collaborations in military health and academic medicine and research.

Join us in commemorating Memorial Day

May 25, 2018

At 3:00 pm please join us in commemorating Memorial Day with a moment of reflection for all those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.