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The Cutting Edge Celebrates 30 Years of Fashion

Pharmacy Professor Awarded $360,000 NIH Grant

UIW Swinging Into Action for Scholarships


 

The Cutting Edge Celebrates 30 Years of Fashion

The University of the Incarnate Word’s 2010 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show presented by Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio marks the shows 30th Anniversary of showcasing the rising stars of the fashion industry. The Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion The Cutting Edge 2009Show, an official Fiesta® Event, is set for Monday, April 19, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, located at 101 Bowie Street. Silent auction and raffle begin at 10 a.m. with the fashion show slated to begin at 11:30 a.m.

The show features student designers who produce fashion collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed this season in a fashion capstone course. The collection is centered on an individual theme selected by the student.

The annual fashion event is entirely produced by students. From sound and lighting to staging and contracting professional models, UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show.

Tickets to the event include a runway style fashion show, silent auction and luncheon. Tables of 10 are available for $1,500 (premier runway seating), $1,000 (second row), $750 (third and fourth row), and individual seats may be purchased for $75 each. “Show only” tickets are available for $25.

Cutting Edge Fashion Show Fiesta® Medals are available for only $5. Trading Fiesta® medals is an important part of Fiesta® fun! For ticket information and to purchase your UIW Fiesta® medal, call 210.829.6013. All proceeds from the fashion show fund scholarships for students in UIW’s fashion management program.

More information, including photos of previous years' shows, can be found on The Cutting Edge web site.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with a show coordinator or student designer, contact Margaret Garcia, associate director of public relations at 210-829-6001 or at mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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Pharmacy Professor Awarded $360,000 NIH Grant

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) is proud to announce that Dr. Helmut Gottlieb has received the MBRS-SCORE grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) - Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE) program’s $360,000 grant will fund a project entitled Central Kappa Opioid Neural Regulation of Cardiovascular and Renal Function which is expected to run approximately 3 years.

The goal of these studies is to identify the central nervous system sites and neuronal pathways by which central kappa opioid systems modulate renal function in normal systems and in systems which have cirrhosis of the liver. The study, led by Gottlieb, will provide basic knowledge of how different systems interact and modulate water and sodium balance under normal and pathologic conditions.  Ultimately, opioid compounds could be developed and used to treat fluid overload where hyponatremia is also present which could be potentially life-saving for many.  Hyponatremia is a metabolic condition in which there is not enough sodium (salt) in the body fluids outside the cells.

“As dean of the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, I am impressed with the caliber of grant writing and research we are able to produce in such a short period of existence.  I expect others will follow Dr. Gottlieb and secure more major funding from NIH,” said Dr. Arcelia M. Johnson-Fannin.

Gottlieb an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at UIW’s FSOP has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M-Kingsville and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.  Gottlieb is a member of the American Physiological Society (APS), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). In addition to presenting his work in national and international meetings, he has published his work in journals such as the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, and Experimental Neurology.

For more information, contact Margaret Garcia, associate director of public relations at 210-829-6001 or at mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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UIW Swinging Into Action for Scholarships

archived March 10, 2010

The University of the Incarnate Word swings into action with its 33rd Annual Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Party, Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30.

The two-day event kicks-off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 in UIW’s Rosenberg Sky Room with the annual “Swing-In” auction party. The auction party will feature live and silent auctions along with lavish buffets, drinks and live music. On April 30, the fun continues with a day on the course as participants tee off at The Republic Golf Club (4226 Southeast Military Drive). This year's theme is "Safari Party."

Tickets to attend the auction party are $50 per person. For information on individual or group tournament sponsorships, the auction party or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6013 or visit http://www.uiw.edu/swingin.

To date, Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Party sponsors have helped the university raise over $1 million benefitting student scholarships.

For more information, contact Margaret Garcia, associate director of public relations at 210-829-6001 or at mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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