Long School of Medicine

KSAT 12: Future doctors, nurses to confront pandemic that awaits them after graduation

December 1, 2020

Long School of Medicine student Mitch Parma and School of Nursing student Talice Nieto were interviewed by KSAT 12 to discuss their perspectives on graduating during a pandemic; both report that they are ready and eager to help their colleagues in the field and are among approximately 500 medical and nursing graduates this month from […]

San Antonio Express-News: How to talk to your kids about Santa Claus during the coronavirus pandemic

November 30, 2020

Dr. Tess Barton, associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at UT Health San Antonio, was quoted in this San Antonio Express-News article on talking with your kids about Santa Claus during the pandemic. Dr. Barton gave recommendations on how to take a photo with or without Santa this year. Read the story.

San Antonio Express-News: With coronavirus on the rise and no statewide shutdown, San Antonio leaders are seeking every tool to try to prevent a major outbreak

November 27, 2020

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, was quoted in this San Antonio Express-News story about the curfew imposed over for the holiday weekend and the impact Thanksgiving gatherings could have on the spread of COVID-19. Read the story.

News 4: ‘I’m done’: Young boy rings bell to celebrate being cancer-free

November 25, 2020

Dr. Aaron Sugalski, pediatric hematology/oncology, was interviewed for this story about a boy who had a type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. After surgery and 20 months of chemotherapy to fight the tumor behind his eye, the boy is shown ringing the bell to signify that who is now cancer-free. Read and watch the story. 

KENS 5: Child gun injuries on the rise in San Antonio

November 25, 2020

Dr. Lillian Liao, Department of Surgery, discusses the disturbing trend that shows an increase in the number of cases in children that were injured by firearms this year. Read and watch the story.

News 4: Local providers will use state registry to track who receives COVID vaccine

November 25, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez, Rehabilitation Medicine, spoke to News 4 audiences about the use of a state registry to track those who receive the COBID-19 vaccine. Read and watch the story.