New chair of radiation oncology named

June 18, 2019
 

Mark Bonnen, M.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Long School of Medicine, effective Sept. 1, announced Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, dean of the school. Dr. Bonnen joins UT Health San Antonio from Baylor College of Medicine where he founded their department of radiation oncology in 2012. Since 2014, […]

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Ramirez to chair Department of Population Health Sciences

May 14, 2019
 

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., founder and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been named chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, announced Robert Hromas, M.D., dean of the Long School of Medicine. The appointment is effective June 1. The Department […]

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Research: U.S. Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable public transportation and a lack of green space

May 14, 2019
 

Barriers limit Latinos’ access to health-promoting assets like stable housing, medical care and physical activity, but policies and practices are emerging to create affordable housing, reliable public transit and more green spaces to improve Latino health equity. By Cliff Despres Where you live determines how healthy you are. Sadly, U.S. Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable […]

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Graduation weekend takes center stage

May 13, 2019
 

Nearly 650 candidates for graduation will receive degrees this weekend, May 17-19, from UT Health San Antonio.  The diversity of the graduating classes reflects a primary core value honored by UT Health San Antonio. Seven of every eight graduates have Texas residency, which reflects the university’s first mission of educating physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and […]

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UT Health San Antonio to graduate nearly 650

May 13, 2019
 

Nearly 650 candidates for graduation will receive degrees this weekend, May 17-19, from UT Health San Antonio. The diversity of the graduating classes reflects a primary core value honored by UT Health San Antonio. Seven of every eight graduates have Texas residency, which reflects the university’s first mission of educating physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and […]

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Study asks patients’ input to improve the hospital experience

May 3, 2019
 

American hospitals engage in continuous quality and safety improvement, but information remains scarce on what patients, families and caregivers themselves most want to change about their hospital experiences. The i-HOPE Study, led by Luci Leykum, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., of UT Health San Antonio, sought to give patients, families and other stakeholders a voice in setting […]

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