Research


David Gius receives UT System award to advance research on aging and breast cancer

September 10, 2021

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer.



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UT Health San Antonio, UT Rio Grande Valley selected as NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

September 9, 2021

This designation by the National Institute on Aging will be transformational as researchers seek cures and provide the best possible care to families throughout the state.



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Immunologic resilience: A new metric to accurately gauge COVID-19’s path

September 9, 2021

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System unveiled a novel concept, “immunologic resilience,” to accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will advance to severe disease and which will not.




Trauma surgeon’s invention redesigns antiquated technology aimed to save lives

September 9, 2021

Frustrated with the outdated technology he found throughout his medical and military surgical career, Ramon Cestero, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, trauma surgeon and clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, invented a new design for an abdominal surgical retractor, helping to advance surgical procedures and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Cestero served as an active-duty U.S. […]



Dr. Shaun K. Olsen receives UT System award to discover innovative solutions to health problems

September 2, 2021

Shaun K. Olsen, PhD, has been awarded a $1 million UT System Faculty STARs award to conduct innovative research to better understand the molecular mechanisms of diseases and advance drug discovery efforts for treatment.


Neonatologist to lead clinical trial for early diagnosis of lung disease in newborns

August 31, 2021

Alvaro Moreira, MD, MSc, neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, received a $652,000 mentored career development grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Moreira will investigate a novel approach to diagnosing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).