Men’s health update: heart disease

October 15, 2018

Heart disease is a condition that negatively impacts the way your heart works. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is caused by the presence of blockages (or “plaques”) in blood vessels of the heart. Blockages are due to the build-up of cholesterol, fat and other substances in the […]


5 things people with hearing loss wish you understood

October 15, 2018

Here are five things people with hearing loss wish you understood: 1. Provide context. My brain needs help filling in the gaps. For example, if you walk up to me and say, “We need milk, eggs, and cheese” I might respond with, “What about the Chinese?” However, if you had initially mentioned that you would like […]


Dr. Ferrer elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 15, 2018

Robert L. Ferrer, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, the academy announced Oct. 15. Dr. Ferrer, recognized for his work in community health, is the eighth faculty member in UT Health San Antonio history to attain this distinction. “I’m honored and delighted to be elected to the National Academy […]

Dr. Robert L. Ferrer


Flu shots available at employee clinic

October 11, 2018

Flu shots are now available at the Employee Health & Wellness Center located in the School of Nursing. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are not required. Bring your ID badge. Self pay or UT Select insurance is accepted. For information, call 210-567-2788.





Dr. Patterson honored by epidemiology society

October 9, 2018

The SHEA Lectureship award is given annually to recognize the career contributions of a senior investigator in health care epidemiology and infection prevention and control.