First lady Jill Biden visits Mays Cancer Center, lauds its cancer research and its role in addressing Latino cancer health disparities

February 24, 2022

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – First lady Jill Biden toured Mays Cancer Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), and praised its efforts in addressing disparities in cancer rates among Latinos. The visit came on the same day as the opening of the […]

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Chiquita Collins, PhD, MA, to serve as inaugural vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

February 18, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 18, 2022) — Chiquita A. Collins, PhD, MA, will serve as the inaugural, full-time vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president […]




One in three Latinos will face cancer in their lifetime: Conference to address disparities, health inequities

February 17, 2022

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos event set for Feb. 23-25 Media contact: Steven Lee, (210) 450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu On-site contact: Cliff Despres, (210) 562-6517, despres@uthscsa.edu Written by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — With one in three Latinos facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, UT […]




CPRIT adds $10.9 million to UT Health San Antonio cancer research and prevention efforts

February 17, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 17, 2022) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is receiving $10.9 million in new research and faculty recruitment awards announced Feb. 16 by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The statewide cancer agency has […]

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Studies compare best ways to treat wide-neck aneurysms

February 14, 2022

Microsurgery with clips is weighed against coils, stents deployed via catheters. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2022) — Aneurysms are weak, bulging portions of blood vessel walls. These blood-filled sacs resemble balloons in structure and have necks like balloons. Some aneurysms have larger necks and are called “wide-neck” aneurysms. These aneurysms, identified […]

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez wins 2022 AAHHE Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award

February 11, 2022

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Written by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been selected for the 2022 AAHHE Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues Award. The […]

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