Driving change for those effected by dementia through communication, leadership and advocacy

April 4, 2023

Sara Masoud selected for the Aspen Institute’s Healthy Communities 2023 fellowship Cultivating healthy communities is the goal for Sara Masoud, PhD(c), MPH, as she joins nine other change makers from across the country as a 2023 Aspen Institute Healthy Communities Fellow. With plans to use her lived and learned experience to advocate for solutions and […]

From testing to tested: A first-hand experience with COVID-19

September 3, 2020

As a member of the diagnostic COVID-19 laboratory at UT Health Rio Grande Valley’s Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing lab, UT Health San Antonio nursing student Melissa Ku witnessed the pandemic’s surge first hand. As the pandemic spread, Ku, who is in the final semester of nursing school, wanted to join the fight in […]

Melissa Ku, Nursing student

STRONG STAR: Working to alleviate PTSD in Veterans

July 31, 2020

PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, affects one out of 11 adults. Among military veterans, 11-20% are diagnosed with the disorder in a given year. PTSD oftentimes carries a stigma, making it difficult for veterans and others to reach out and seek professional help. STRONG STAR, which was founded in 2006 at UT Health San Antonio, is […]