News Releases

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 […]


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Students provide COVID-19 patient follow up through virtual outpatient clinic

November 5, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 5, 2020) — When the novel coronavirus began in the spring, UT Health San Antonio students were suddenly taken out of their clinical rotations as a precaution. At the same time, the health care work force was stretched thin and there was a need to follow up with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 […]




This fall, keep up your resolve – and masks! – against COVID-19

October 28, 2020

As trick-or-treating nears, followed by Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, there will be a lot of opportunities for South Texans to get together and unwittingly spread COVID-19. Predictive models of expected disease activity agree: How we will fare depends on public behavior. UT Health San Antonio urges everyone to continue mask wearing and handwashing […]



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Emergency Department identifying care for patients with breast abnormalities

October 23, 2020

Special program provides referrals for unfunded, at-risk population. A UT Health San Antonio-University Health System collaborative program that coordinates care of patients who come to the emergency department with breast concerns will be formally evaluated, thanks to a recently awarded grant of $49,965. The support is from the DxQI Seed Grant Program, an initiative of […]




FDA approves remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

October 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 23, 2020) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Oct. 22 that the drug remdesivir (Veklury) is the first approved treatment for COVID-19. The antiviral medication has been tested in study sites internationally since February, including a study site led by UT Health San Antonio and its clinical partner, University Health […]




$150,000 gift from Lions Clubs expands eye care at Texas Diabetes Institute

October 23, 2020

Wide-field camera enables testing for diabetic retinopathy over more of the retina. The Lions Clubs International Foundation, in collaboration with South and Central Texas Lions Club members of District 2-A2, have increased their commitment to the prevention of blinding eye diseases with a $150,000 gift to UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Ophthalmology. The gift, […]