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Fox 29: UT Health San Antonio expert says triple mutant variant highlights importance of vaccination

May 12, 2021

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Fox San Antonio and News 4 San Antonio viewers about the latest news regarding the COVID-19 variant in India and highlights the benefits of getting vaccinated. Watch the story.

Medscape: Power outages are increasing. Can medical equipment users adapt?

May 12, 2021

Dr. Ralph Riviello, Emergency Medicine, is quoted in this Medscape article and explained the challenges people faced to recharge their medical equipment during the power outages caused by the February 2021 winter storm in Texas. Read the story.

KENS 5: FDA expands emergency use authorization of Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

May 12, 2021

Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer for UT Health Physicians, spoke to KENS 5 viewers in a story about what people should know about the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 ahead of the final approval. Watch the story.

Stars and Shields Spotlight: John Hilgers

May 11, 2021

A handyman and an exceptional worker, John Hilgers has gone from a temporary, part-time position in the Information Management and Services Department to a full-time employee of the Facilities Management Department since joining UT Health. Throughout h …

President’s Spring Forum: Achievements, accolades and advances

May 11, 2021

To keep you updated on the status of our important missions, this spring edition of my forum provides some important highlights of our recent accomplishments, current activities and future strategic undertakings.

Texas Public Radio: UT Health San Antonio brings COVID-19 vaccines throughout Bexar County with mobile unit

May 11, 2021

This Texas Public Radio story mentions that UT Health San Antonio is administering COVID-19 vaccines across the city through a mobile unit and is also offering walk-in and scheduled vaccinations for first doses. Read the story.

News 4: UT Health San Antonio cancer expert explains bladder cancer

May 11, 2021

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Robert Svatek, urologist from the Mays Cancer Center for patient care services within the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, did a live segment on News 4 San Antonio to raise awareness about b …

San Antonio Express-News: ‘It all caught up to me’: San Antonio researcher to study life after cancer for Latinos

May 10, 2021

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, was interviewed about a new study called  “Avanzando Caminos (Leading Pathways): The Hispanic/ Latino Cancer Survivorship Study” that will unpack the social, cultural, beha …

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Planning for personal travel in a pandemic

May 10, 2021

International and domestic travel for university business purposes remains restricted. Personal international travel is discouraged, and several factors should be considered prior to traveling, said Julie Wilbers, director of the Office of International Services.

Texas Public Radio: The voices of Casa Mia: Motherhood and substance abuse recovery

May 10, 2021

Dr. Lisa Cleveland, School of Nursing, is quoted in this Texas Public Radio story about Casa Mia, a recovery residence that offers safe housing and support services for both women and children who have been impacted by substance use disorders. Listen t …

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