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Children and nutrition

When kids are in school, it's important they eat right. Proper nutrition fuels their bodies and minds when they're learning. UTSA and University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) researchers have received a five-year, $3.1 million federal grant to study local obesity prevention efforts. The UTSA researchers will focus on evaluating Head Start program “¡Míranos! Look at Us, We are Healthy!” ¡Míranos! is a multifaceted obesity intervention program meant to promote healthy growth in preschool-aged children enrolled at Head Start Centers.

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Vaccinations

Books, pencils and vaccinations. They're all a part of parents back to school check list. UTSA is home to the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery. Scientists from both research programs are frequent collaborators with the center on top-tier research in vaccine development and the prevention of infectious diseases.

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Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks and data breaches seem to be in the news weekly. No one prepares its students in the fight against cyber attacks like UTSA. Top-tier researchers and professors is a big reason why. The Ponemon Institute ranks UTSA s overall cybersecurity programs No. 1 in the nation. The graduate cybersecurity programs is ranked among the top two in the United States according to Universities.com. UTSA has a wide range of cybersecurity experts in science business and engineering.

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San Antonio Missions Research

The University of Texas at San Antonio is leading the charge to centralize and share San Antonio Missions research. An interdisciplinary collective of faculty and staff experts at UTSA has founded the UTSA San Antonio Missions Research Consortium, a group dedicated to the study protection and enhancement of the universal values of the historic early 18th-century San Antonio Missions. UTSA has a list of experts to talk about the missions and historic preservation.

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