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UT Health San Antonio answers the call for COVID backup

November 20, 2020

When medical crises arise, the call goes out for backup. It could be for a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Harvey, manmade disasters, like the ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas, or health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. UT Health San Antonio faculty members are serving on interprofessional teams throughout the state through the […]




Give thanks safely

November 20, 2020

“We Can Stop the Spread” public education series Story by Jessica Binkley Media contact:  Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu As the holidays approach, gatherings of families and friends seem inevitable. However, recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline possibilities for safely coming together this season. “We expect to see an increase in cases […]



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Can a statin maintain the health of adults 75 and older?

November 20, 2020

PREVENTABLE trial at UT Health San Antonio recruiting 450 volunteers. UT Health San Antonio’s Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies announced Nov. 20 that enrollment is open for a new clinical trial called PREVENTABLE. The study will investigate whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, […]



CPRIT awards UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit liver cancer researcher

November 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit a second scientist studying nonalcoholic liver disease (NASH). The funding, awarded Nov. 18, will bring Xiaoli Sun, PhD, a young-career scientist studying liver cancer, to UT Health San Antonio from the […]



UT System Board of Regents approves design of UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital

November 19, 2020

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Nov. 19 approved design development plans for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital to be constructed on 12.2 acres of land in the South Texas Medical Center. The Board of Regents authorized expenditure of $398.8 million for the hospital from Revenue […]



UT Health San Antonio infectious disease experts share COVID knowledge through podcasts

November 13, 2020

UT Health San Antonio infectious disease physicians are offering a podcast series called “COVID Minutes” for anyone who would like to learn more about the pandemic including health care workers, who can earn continuing medical education credits at no cost. Through the podcasts, UT Health San Antonio faculty experts give insights on what they have […]