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News 4: With overdoses rising, local opioid task force fights for funding

June 22, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and vice dean for research in the Long School of Medicine, says it’s not surprising to see the uptick in opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explains the pandemic brought two …


Wilson County News: UT Health San Antonio calls on the community to do its part

June 22, 2020

William Henrich, MD, MACP, called for area residents to intensify their commitment to safe behaviors in response to a marked increase in COVID-19 cases, as he announced a “We Can Stop the Spread” public education initiative, as reported in the Wilson C …


Rivard Report: Health experts: Mask requirement not ‘fear mongering,’ it’s science

June 22, 2020

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, vice dean of practice, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing; Ruth Berggren, MD, Infectious Diseases; and Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Institute for Health Promotion Research, speak to the critical factors of science upon which is ba …


San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio COVID cases rise ‘exponentially’ — 412 new cases, four more deaths

June 22, 2020

UT Health San Antonio launches a public education campaign called “We Can Stop the Spread” as San Antonio COVID-19 cases rise exponentially, as reported in the San Antonio Express-News. Read the full story.


Rivard Report: Officials: Coronavirus surge brings ‘disturbing’ rise in COVID-19 patients

June 19, 2020

UT Health San Antonio launched a public education initiative to highlight the science behind face masks as being integral to protecting people from contracting the coronavirus. Multiple studies have proven the effectiveness of wearing masks to reduce t …


San Antonio Express-News: ‘Act with deep intention and grace’ — SA med student finds meaning in COVID volunteer work

June 19, 2020

By: Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje This story was published in the San Antonio Express-News on June 18 Third-year medical student Mitch Parma was deep into a psychiatry rotation when the coronavirus struck. Suddenly, Parma had time on his hands. Gone — at l …


San Antonio Express-News: ‘Act with deep intention and grace’ — SA med student finds meaning in COVID volunteer work

June 19, 2020

Third-year, Long School of Medicine student, Mitch Parma, and Dr. Joshua Hanson, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor, were interviewed about the great COVID-19 response efforts by the Long School of Medicine students, guided by D …



Respiratory therapists: Key caregivers on COVID-19 team

June 18, 2020

As San Antonio experiences a second surge of COVID-19, the city will be even better prepared as more respiratory care graduates from the School of Health Professions have entered the workforce.


News 4: UT Health San Antonio president says that ‘everyone should be wearing a mask’

June 18, 2020

William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, the president of UT Health San Antonio, issued a statement to residents calling them to intensify their commitment to safe medical behaviors over the recent increase in coronavirus cases. In a press release, Henrich said, …


Healio: HCV video perspectives

June 18, 2020

Dr. Fred Poordad, professor of medicine in the Long School of Medicine, was interviewed recently for a series of short videos on hepatitis C and about agents he’s using in clinical practice, the impact of new CDC guidelines recommending screening all a …


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