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Open house to focus on Medical Center master plan

March 19, 2019

The City of San Antonio Planning Department is hosting an open house at UT Health San Antonio for public review and comment on the draft Medical Center Area Regional Center Plan. The meeting is set for 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, in the Holly Audit …


KENS 5: Memory café uses games, songs to help Alzheimer’s patients in San Antonio

March 19, 2019

The Memory Café provides a social opportunity for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The program is offered by the School of Nursing through its Caring for the Caregiver program in conjunction with a San Antonio community center. Read …


UPDATE: In memoriam: Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D.

March 18, 2019

Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D., FACS, a renowned surgeon known as one of the founding fathers of modern trauma and burn medicine, died March 17. He was 88.


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Team studies smarter automatic defibrillator

March 18, 2019

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk …


News from the Libraries: March 2019

March 18, 2019

Read about the winner of the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award, e-resources, featured books and more. View the newsletter


Sociologist, author Alondra Nelson to deliver Bryant lecture

March 15, 2019

Alondra Nelson, Ph.D. Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Columbia University, will deliver the Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Distinguished Lecture on the implications of technological advancements in DNA testing. The lecture, free and …



The thrill of Match Day 2019

March 15, 2019

Match Day is a rite of passage when graduating medical students throughout the U.S. find out where their residency training will take them.


Dr. Stevens re-elected to ACTS board

March 14, 2019

Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., RN Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor of nursing, was recently  elected to a second term on the board of directors of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). She is the only nurse ev …


Rivard Report: SWSW: Can precision medicine tackle racial inequities in health care?

March 13, 2019

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D., chief diversity officer and vice dean for inclusion and diversity in the Long School of Medicine, was part of a panel on racial inequities in medicine at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Read the story



School of Nursing gets millions to fight opioid overdoses

March 12, 2019

This program provides training to first responders on the use of Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray that reverses opioid overdose.


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