Inaugural dean chosen for The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

July 22, 2022

Vasan Ramachandran, MD, a distinguished public health researcher at Boston University and principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, has been named founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio. The new school is a strategic collaboration of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health […]





Boston researcher Ramachandran selected to be inaugural dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio

July 22, 2022

– Contact: Will Sansom, UT Health San Antonio, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Joe Izbrand, UTSA, 210-458-8754, joe.izbrand@utsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (July 22, 2022) — Vasan Ramachandran, MD, a distinguished public health researcher at Boston University and principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, has been named founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San […]

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Nursing professor prioritizes community health

July 18, 2022

Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, FAAN, is no stranger to media coverage in her hometown of San Antonio. As a UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Systems, she made headlines for being among the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available in […]




Internal Medicine Residency Program gains health equity curriculum grant

July 14, 2022

With financial support from leading internal medicine organizations, UT Health San Antonio will launch “Promotores and Residents in Internal Medicine for Equity (PRIME): A Collaborative Health Equity Curriculum.” According to the principal investigators, Jason Morrow, MD, and Elena Jiménez Gutiérrez, MD, this transformational program will help diverse community members and medical professionals better understand each […]


Spreading the word about the value of medical research

July 13, 2022

Did you know that older Hispanic adults are estimated to be at 1.5 times greater risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias than non-Hispanic whites? That fact alone makes research efforts in the area of brain health essential for improving the lives of South Texas residents. More genetic variations for Alzheimer’s disease are known today than […]