COVID-19

Texas Public Radio: Texas bars can reopen Friday at 25% capacity. How will they adapt to the new normal?

May 20, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, provided expert insight for a discussion about the reopening of bars in San Antonio on TPR’s “The Source”. Read and listen to the interview.


KSAT 12: USAA donates $6.3 million for coronavirus relief in San Antonio

May 20, 2020

USAA and The USAA Foundation will donate more than $6.3 million to provide support for military members, their families and local communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic in San Antonio. The contributions will support COVID-19 vaccine research and treatment efforts through the Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio and UTSA. Read the […]


San Antonio Express-News: USAA, USAA Foundation increase COVID-19 assistance by $6.3M

May 20, 2020

USAA and the USAA Foundation Inc. announced Tuesday they will provide an additional $6.3 million in assistance for coronavirus relief, with $4.7 million earmarked for the San Antonio area. Beneficiaries of USAA and the USAA Foundation’s largess and the amounts include: LiftFund, $700,000 to help veteran entrepreneurs; UT Health San Antonio, $500,000 for testing; United […]



USAA gifts expand testing, vaccine research at UT Health San Antonio

May 19, 2020

The funding will support COVID-19 vaccine research and expand testing capacity for patients and health care workers.



Texas Public Radio: Meet the army of disease detectives tracking COVID-19

May 19, 2020

School of Nursing student, Talice Nieto, and Dr. Barbara Taylor, associate professor of infectious diseases and assistant dean of the M.D./M.P.H., program, were interviewed about contact tracing for the “Petrie Dish” podcast. Dr. Taylor is the leader of the COVID-19 Health Transition Team for San Antonio and Bexar County. Listen to the podcast.


KENS 5: USAA donates $6.3 million to local, national organizations to aid in the pandemic

May 19, 2020

USAA’s contributions will support coronavirus vaccine research and treatment efforts through the Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, UT Health San Antonio and UTSA. Read the full story.