groceries in bag

Faculty member donates food to community in aftermath of winter storms

February 26, 2021
 

Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, distinguished chair in the Department of Medicine and director of the ReACH Center, took groceries to the San Antonio Housing Authority on Saturday, Feb. 20, to help families facing food shortages in the aftermath of the unprecedented snow storms. After making a donation to Feeding Texas, and encouraging many of his out-of-state […]



COVID-19 vaccination sign on campus.

School of Nursing team steps up to vaccinate after ‘SNOVID’

February 26, 2021
 

After days of closures from the inclement winter weather, the School of Nursing’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic had a tremendous undertaking to make up for lost time when it reopened on Feb. 19. But faculty, students and staff came together, despite loss of power, lack of water and road closures, to vaccinate over 1,200 people. “We […]



man charges cell phone in car.

A cell phone provides link to needed support during storm

February 26, 2021
 

A public servant at heart, Erick Reynero, research area specialist for the ReACH Center, quickly compiled and circulated a list of resources to help the community stay warm. “I know that thousands of homes on the Westside do not have insulation, and have plumbing and electrical systems that are outdated, and many do not have […]




Community health worker raises funds for families in need

February 26, 2021
 

As a community health worker, Ludivina Hernandez, community outreach coordinator for the ReACH Center, serves as a trusted liaison between community members and the health and social services sectors. During the chaos of the winter storms, she quickly connected with other members of the San Antonio Community Health Workers Association to raise funds for 10 […]



snow and ice on campus.

Lab Animal Resources staff defy icy roads, spend nights on campus to care for animals

February 26, 2021
 

As mission-critical staff, the Lab Animal Resources (LAR) team attend to the needs of the university’s lab animals seven days a week, come pandemic or snow storms. When the weather turned dangerous on Feb. 15, Sander Hacker, VMD, DACLAM, director of Lab Animal Resources, and Jack Simons, MS, LATg, CMAR, associate director of Animal Services […]



Members of family and community medicine stand in the snow on campus.

Residents demonstrate grit to care for patients during winter storm

February 26, 2021
 

Residents and team leads in the Department of Family and Community Medicine displayed extraordinary resiliency and leadership taking care of patients and each other during the winter storms. “As COVID has taught us, in every difficult situation for the health care community and the community at large, there is plenty of good to be found,” […]