KSAT 12: Long-awaited new ALS drug shows promise at UT Health San Antonio

September 14, 2020
 

Dr. Carlayne Jackson, professor of neurology and otolaryngology, co-authored a new study that includes the results of a small clinical trial for an oral drug that slowed ALS patients’ rate of functional decline. Read and watch the story.


Creators.com: Mental health woes now tripled in U.S. since COVID-19 outbreak

September 14, 2020
 

Dr. Luz Garcini, assistant professor at the Center for Research to Advance Community Health at UT Health San Antonio, is quoted in an article that discusses the worsening mental health issues during COVID-19 and ways she believes this secondary pandemic can be addressed. Read the story.


KSAT 12: ‘Don’t be frightened by this:’ San Antonio doctor talks coronavirus vaccine hiccup

September 14, 2020
 

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, answers questions on KSAT 12 regarding the mysterious illness in the AstraZeneca vaccine trial and what it means for the future of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Read and watch the story.


The Cancer Letter: Mays Cancer Center receives renewal of NCI designation

September 14, 2020
 

This news brief highlights the renewal of the Mays Cancer Center as an NCI-Designated Cancer Center. Read the story.


Fox 29: CDC shows number of people who die from COVID-19 and having diabetes, group looks to help

September 11, 2020
 

Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, assistant professor in the Joe. R and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, explains that research is underway about why diabetes makes fighting COVID-19 more difficult. Read and watch the story.


San Antonio Report: New awareness campaign brings COVID-19 prevention message home to Hispanics

September 11, 2020
 

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, Salud America!, Institute for Health Promotion Research, contributed to a San Antonio Report story about a new campaign that educates Latino families on how to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read the full story.