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Ramirez to chair Department of Population Health Sciences

May 14, 2019
 

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., founder and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been named chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, announced Robert Hromas, M.D., dean of the Long School of Medicine. The appointment is effective June 1. The Department […]

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Research: U.S. Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable public transportation and a lack of green space

May 14, 2019
 

Barriers limit Latinos’ access to health-promoting assets like stable housing, medical care and physical activity, but policies and practices are emerging to create affordable housing, reliable public transit and more green spaces to improve Latino health equity. By Cliff Despres Where you live determines how healthy you are. Sadly, U.S. Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable […]

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UT Health San Antonio to graduate nearly 650

May 13, 2019
 

Nearly 650 candidates for graduation will receive degrees this weekend, May 17-19, from UT Health San Antonio. The diversity of the graduating classes reflects a primary core value honored by UT Health San Antonio. Seven of every eight graduates have Texas residency, which reflects the university’s first mission of educating physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and […]

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School of Nursing, church to hold early Mother’s Day celebration for moms, babies in recovery together

May 8, 2019
 

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, fohn@uthscsa.edu WHAT:           Pregnant and parenting women recovering from opioid use disorder and their children will celebrate an early Mother’s Day dinner provided by Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Following the dinner at Casa Mia, a recovery home for mothers and their children, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing […]

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Nursing professor receives national environmental health award

May 7, 2019
 

SAN ANTONIO (May 7, 2019) ― Adelita G. Cantu, Ph.D., RN, from UT Health San Antonio, has received the Charlotte Brody Award. The award was presented May 7 by Health Care Without Harm. The  coalition seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of health care worldwide. Charlotte Brody was a registered nurse, environmental activist and founder […]

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Study asks patients’ input to improve the hospital experience

May 3, 2019
 

American hospitals engage in continuous quality and safety improvement, but information remains scarce on what patients, families and caregivers themselves most want to change about their hospital experiences. The i-HOPE Study, led by Luci Leykum, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., of UT Health San Antonio, sought to give patients, families and other stakeholders a voice in setting […]

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