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UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing to administer new Bexar County harm reduction program

February 26, 2020

Media contact: Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 26, 2020) — The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing will administer and support a new harm reduction initiative approved Feb. 11 by Bexar County Commissioners Court. The Commissioners appropriated $80,000 for this public health program, the first to be publicly funded in the […]

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Advancing the Science of Cancer conference to address anticipated 142% rise of disease in Latinos

February 21, 2020

Media contacts: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, Rosanne Fohn, (210) 567-3026, SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Latinos are expected to see a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. To address this pressing health concern, UT Health San Antonio is hosting the second Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference Feb. 26-28 at […]

Brain, stroke

Biggs Institute joins NIH network studying post-stroke dementia

February 21, 2020

UT Health San Antonio is part of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) stroke research network announced Feb. 19 at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, is serving on the Steering Committee as co-leader of […]

Alzheimer's Disease

South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference convenes Feb. 23-25 in San Antonio

February 18, 2020

Health care professionals, scientists and students interested in collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease are invited to the Second Annual South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 23-25 in San Antonio. To register and for a complete agenda, visit The conference is presented by the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s […]

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., to chair the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

February 18, 2020

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D. The Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) appointed Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., as chairwoman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, effective April 1. She succeeds Nicolas E. Walsh, M.D., who served as chairman for three decades and will […]


New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans

February 18, 2020

By Joel Williams Recognizing and addressing the widespread problem of sleep disorders in military personnel and veterans, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense (VA/DoD) jointly have issued new guidelines for assessment and treatment of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. “This is a major step for these two organizations in recognizing the importance of […]