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$10 million from Bexar County to assist School of Public Health development

Bexar County Commissioners Court gave preliminary approval June 7 to award $10 million to UT Health San Antonio and UTSA for development of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio.

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UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry lab leads with digital automation for patient care

A lab at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry is using leading computer-aided automation that includes a partnership with a major international digital prosthetics company to test cutting-edge milling equipment for making crowns and other dental restorations. The technology places the school at the forefront of a growing trend in digital dental care and education.

Dr. Meredith Stensland hugs Gus, a golden-retriever therapy dog.


Research study investigates impact of therapy dogs for dialysis patients

The Dialysis Doggos are part of a research study being conducted by Meredith L. Stensland, PhD, LMSW, assistant professor of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The study investigates the effect of an animal assisted intervention for patients receiving dialysis, and if this intervention improves symptoms of pain and depression and reduces the number of skipped dialysis treatment sessions.


Inaugural dean chosen for The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

Vasan Ramachandran, MD, a distinguished public health researcher at Boston University and principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, has been named founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio. The new school …

Researchers at the UT Health San Antonio Glenn Biggs Institute lead global effort to learn more about Alzheimer’s.


Researchers at the UT Health San Antonio Glenn Biggs Institute are collaborating in a global effort to learn more about the biology of Alzheimer’s.

Older Hispanics are at 1.5 times greater risk and are needed to join genetic studies

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Twenty-Four Seven: A podcast about caregiving

The Texas Public Radio podcast, “Twenty-Four Seven: A Podcast About Caregiving,” presents a thoughtful and helpful tool offering guidance to families and friends with loved ones experiencing dementia. Catch up with the eight episodes of Season Two as longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele expands her personal story about caring for her dad to the experiences of many families. The podcast is proudly sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and its Biggs Alzheimer’s Institute.

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