Non-medical drivers of health training focuses on thinking beyond medicine

June 14, 2024

June 18 event expected to draw 250 medical residents, fellows-in-training To family medicine physician Lizette Lugo, MD, certain non-medical experiences shape every visit she has with her patients. “Those non-medical drivers will determine whether my patient has to choose between picking up the prescription I sent to the pharmacy or buying food for their children, […]





UT Health San Antonio and Spurs take over elementary PE classes

May 20, 2024

The clunk of basketballs hitting rims instead of the swooshing of nets mixed with squeals of laughter as the Spurs Coyote led a group of third graders through basketball drills. lt was part of an afternoon of fun and learning when the San Antonio Spurs Sports Academy with UT Health San Antonio took charge of the physical education classes at an elementary school.




Hundreds of students celebrated for their achievements

May 20, 2024

Proud parents, family members and friends witnessed the celebratory sights and sounds of the 1,098 graduates of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who crossed the stage during the combined spring and summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, at the Alamodome.




Class of 2024 ready to make lives better

May 13, 2024

As the university’s Class of 2024 prepares to cross the commencement stage, several graduating students recently took time to reflect on their education experiences and opportunities. Get inspired by these five profiles.

Dayelsy “Day” Navarrete Alvarez, School of Nursing graduate, Class of 2024


PhD graduate follows her dream, one step at a time

May 13, 2024

Afaf Saliba Jaafar, a soon-to-be PhD graduate of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, attributes her early interest in science to a house filled with books.

Afaf Saliba Jaafar in the lab of Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA, FASN, chief of the Division of Nephrology and director of the Center for Precision Medicine