Long School of Medicine


Training the trainer to increase health care access

September 21, 2020
 

“I was inspired by my father, a U.N. diplomat. I told him I wanted to be a doctor someday, and he took me to refugee camps and the Doctors Without Borders compound to see doctors there. And, that was one of my first experiences understanding how important health care access is.” Her first medical school […]



KSAT 12: Why voting is good for your health, according to San Antonio infectious disease doctor

September 21, 2020
 

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, discussed voting during the pandemic and the latest vaccine developments. Read and watch the interview.



Research review highlights health and social impact of racism, discrimination and poverty

September 18, 2020
 

A new research review by Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio describes and proposes recommendations to address key mechanisms by which people discriminate against people of color and/or justify people being in poverty.



Food Tank: 14 Latinx Food Change Makers

September 18, 2020
 

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, is featured on this list of 14 Latinx Food Change Makers by Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, for her work as leader of Salud America! and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio. Read the story.



Employee flu shots available at Wellness 360 and primary care locations

September 18, 2020
 

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of flu season. With COVID-19 still present in the community, it is especially important to get a flu vaccination this year. UT Health San Antonio offers employees multiple ways to receive their flu shot.



Texas Standard: ‘Almost ipso facto’ – San Antonio reaches 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 months after forced reopening

September 18, 2020
 

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is mentioned at the beginning of this chronology of events of the pandemic presented by the Texas Standard, a radio program produced in the state capital in collaboration with Texas Public Radio San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media. Read and listen to the story.