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The massive need for equitable Latino representation in clinical trials

May 24, 2022

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Contributed and written by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research SAN ANTONIO (May 24, 2022) — Latinos represent less than 10% of volunteers in cancer clinical trials. The lack of Latinos in clinical trials makes it harder for researchers to find treatments tailored for this group — which […]



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$2 million CPRIT grant helps to recruit structural cancer biologist Wasmuth

May 20, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2022) — Elizabeth Wasmuth, PhD, soon to join The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), will be supported by a $2 million Recruitment of First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The statewide […]



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Program empowers San Antonians to increase health literacy

May 13, 2022

Health Confianza inspires trust and confidence to make decisions Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 13, 2022) — A stalwart team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is engaging health care providers, community members and organizations to improve health literacy and increase the public’s trust […]



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Small fraction of eligible Texas clinicians prescribing lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder

May 12, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2022) — Despite scientific evidence that the medication buprenorphine/naloxone (or Suboxone) effectively treats opioid use disorder (OUD), only one-sixth of Texas clinicians surveyed in 2019 and early 2020 said they were prescribing the lifesaving medication, according to a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center […]




UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing financial course to aid family caregivers in lowering out-of-pocket costs

May 10, 2022

Sign-up underway for June 16-July 14 sessions Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Written by Rosanne Fohn Providing care for an older adult living in the community with dementia can be costly, and Latino caregivers appear to bear more of the burden. According to a 2021 AARP study, Latino caregivers spent 47% of their income on […]




UT Health San Antonio appoints Dr. Sonya Renae Hardin as dean of the School of Nursing

May 10, 2022

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Louisville nursing school dean brings broad academic, patient care, research skills SAN ANTONIO – Sonya Renae Hardin, PhD, MBA/MHA, CCRN, NP-C, FAAN, currently a tenured professor and dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Louisville, has been appointed dean of the UT Health San Antonio School of […]