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UT Health San Antonio answers the call for COVID backup

November 20, 2020

When medical crises arise, the call goes out for backup. It could be for a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Harvey, manmade disasters, like the ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas, or health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. UT Health San Antonio faculty members are serving on interprofessional teams throughout the state through the […]

CPRIT awards UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit liver cancer researcher

November 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit a second scientist studying nonalcoholic liver disease (NASH). The funding, awarded Nov. 18, will bring Xiaoli Sun, PhD, a young-career scientist studying liver cancer, to UT Health San Antonio from the […]

UT Health San Antonio infectious disease experts share COVID knowledge through podcasts

November 13, 2020

UT Health San Antonio infectious disease physicians are offering a podcast series called “COVID Minutes” for anyone who would like to learn more about the pandemic including health care workers, who can earn continuing medical education credits at no cost. Through the podcasts, UT Health San Antonio faculty experts give insights on what they have […]

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Students provide COVID-19 patient follow up through virtual outpatient clinic

November 5, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 5, 2020) — When the novel coronavirus began in the spring, UT Health San Antonio students were suddenly taken out of their clinical rotations as a precaution. At the same time, the health care work force was stretched thin and there was a need to follow up with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 […]

FDA approves remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

October 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 23, 2020) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Oct. 22 that the drug remdesivir (Veklury) is the first approved treatment for COVID-19. The antiviral medication has been tested in study sites internationally since February, including a study site led by UT Health San Antonio and its clinical partner, University Health […]

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UT Health San Antonio researcher receives international grant to study Ewing sarcoma

October 19, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 19, 2020) — Although COVID-19 has become the top health and research priority around the world, a child is still diagnosed with cancer every two minutes globally. To meet this urgent need, the Stand Up To Cancer and Cancer Research UK’s Pediatric Cancer New Discoveries Challenge has awarded grants to three international […]