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Fox 29: Local nurses help save shark attack victim

August 8, 2019

Two quick-thinking nurses from San Antonio are being hailed as heroes after helping save a shark attack victim off the Florida coast. Watch the full story at Fox 29


New chairman named for Department of Emergency Medicine

August 7, 2019

Ralph Riviello, M.D., M.S., FACEP, has been named chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Long School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1.


Riviello to chair emergency medicine

August 7, 2019

Ralph Riviello, M.D., M.S., FACEP, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine effective November 1. Dr. Riviello comes to UT Health San Antonio from the Crozer Keystone He …


News from Institutional Compliance and Privacy

August 7, 2019

The Office of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance has changed its name to the Institutional Compliance and Privacy Office. Read more here


Want to be a star? Audition for Night of the Arts

August 6, 2019

All staff, faculty, students and alumni are invited to audition for the upcoming Night of the Arts event. Musicians, bands, singers, choirs, dancers or dance ensembles and comedians are all encouraged to try out. Auditions will be held from noon to 4 p …


Greehey researcher, Dr. Zhao, receives UT System’s Rising STARs Award

August 6, 2019

His current research interest is to investigate the BRCA1/2 tumor suppressor networks.


KENS 5: Air Force vet behind lifesaving whole blood transfusions in S.A.

August 6, 2019

Dr. Donald Jenkins from the Department of Surgery’s Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery was featured in the story below about whole blood transfusions saving lives. Read the story


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APOE variants’ effect on mortality studied in 38,000; rare mutation of gene is associated with prolonged survival

August 6, 2019

A new study of 38,537 persons of European ancestry suggests that a rare variation of a gene called APOE may be protective and prolong life, in sharp contrast to a more widely studied APOE variant that increases risk of death. The findings by the E2-CHA …



What you need to know about brain donation

August 6, 2019

A Dialogue on Dementia seminar set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, will focus on the brain donation program, the outcomes and the unlimited potential that comes from this selfless gift.



Altered liver enzymes associated with Alzheimer’s biomarkers

August 1, 2019

Xianlin Han, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and investigator with the Barshop and Biggs institutes, was among co-authors nationwide on a study of liver enzymes and Alzheimer’s disease released July 31 in JAMA NETWORK OPEN. The article i …


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