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Rivard Report: SWSW: Can precision medicine tackle racial inequities in health care?

March 13, 2019
 

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D., chief diversity officer and vice dean for inclusion and diversity in the Long School of Medicine, was part of a panel on racial inequities in medicine at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Read the story

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School of Nursing gets millions to fight opioid overdoses

March 12, 2019
 

This program provides training to first responders on the use of Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray that reverses opioid overdose.

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Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23

March 12, 2019
 

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of the risk of being poisoned by household products, medicines, pesticides, plants, bites and stings, food poisoning, and fumes. For 24 years, the South Texas Poison Center at UT Health San Antonio has taken calls from frantic parents and […]

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San Antonio Express-News: Nursing school gets millions more to fight opioid problem

March 12, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing has received $17.5 million in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in Bexar County and across Texas. Read the story (Note: A subscription and password may be required to view the story)

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Dr. Miramontes named EMS medical director of the year

March 5, 2019
 

David Miramontes, M.D., assistant professor/clinical in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences and medical director for the San Antonio Fire Department, was named the EMS Medical Director of the Year by the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalites EMS Medical Directors Consortium during its annual EMS State of the Science Conference in Dallas on March 2. The award […]

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Health professions students buddy up at special needs “prom”

March 4, 2019
 

Health professions students take on the role of “buddy” at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio for attendees of the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine.

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