News Releases

Bazan recognized by National AHEC Organization

June 11, 2020

LAREDO (June 12, 2020) —Julie Bazan, MHA, executive director of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center  based in Laredo, has been recognized for her dedicated leadership by the National AHEC Organization. The NAO made the announcement virtually May 7 in lieu of at their annual meeting, which is not being held because […]

Physician-writer-humanitarian Pearson becomes Ford Foundation Global Fellow

June 11, 2020

By Holly Wayment In this time of unrest and turmoil following the death of George Floyd, here’s a message of hope: A physician at UT Health San Antonio is part of a prestigious group of emerging world leaders gathering together — for the first time — to create change. The Ford Foundation, which on June […]

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Study will compare 2 treatment strategies for severe brain injury; public comment requested

June 10, 2020

A study of emergency care involving victims of severe brain trauma is to be performed in the San Antonio area. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to 44 years of age. Every 15 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a major traumatic brain injury, […]

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TAMIU graduates use LEAP to enter School of Health Professions graduate programs

June 9, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 9, 2020) — Laredo college graduates are taking advantage of the Laredo Early Acceptance Program to be admitted into UT Health San Antonio graduate programs. The first four students will be admitted this fall. The initiative, begun in 2017, is a collaboration between the School of Health Professions and Texas A&M International […]


Stroke bleeds in the brain not decreasing, study finds

June 8, 2020

Brain bleeds called intracerebral hemorrhages remained stable in incidence among all age groups over the past 30 years, but they increased in people 75 and older, according to a new analysis of the Framingham Heart Study. The findings are in JAMA Neurology. Use of anticoagulants also increased in senior adults threefold over the period, but authors cautioned against […]

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UT Health San Antonio study shows Nox4 protein may predict untreatable kidney cancer

June 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 3, 2020) — A team of researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio confirmed the role of a certain protein in the development of high-grade kidney cancer. The researchers also showed that a higher level of the protein can be used as a marker to predict which […]