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Amid pandemic, Boeing grant helps meet national need for mental health providers trained in top PTSD treatments

September 29, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 29, 2020) — A grant from Boeing Co. to UT Health San Antonio will support expert training for mental health providers that continues to increase in importance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The $150,000 grant will go towards the previously established Boeing Scholar Program within UT Health’s STRONG STAR Training Initiative. There it […]

Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center

September 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2020) — Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, has been named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center. His appointment includes academic and research programming, as well as leading the cancer center’s patient care and clinical programs of the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson affiliation. Dr. Mesa’s appointment broadens the scope of […]

160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in study of 45,000 adults

September 25, 2020

Comparison of genes and MRI results shows associations A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter. The study, published Sept. […]


Study: Childhood chemo alters heart’s caretaker cells

September 25, 2020

Clues sought for why 1 in 5 pediatric cancer survivors develop heart failure. Cancer chemotherapy changes the function of cells that repair heart injury, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) discovered. Twenty percent of children treated with drugs called anthracyclines go on to suffer heart […]

Mays Cancer Center selected for ASCO quality improvement program

September 24, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is one of 10 institutions selected nationwide for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative® and Quality Training Program Improvement Program. The three-year program is awarded to institutions that provide care to underserved communities. Adolfo Enrique […]

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175 con prediabetes se necesitan para estudio con medicamentos

September 22, 2020

Se está invitando a 175 residentes del área a participar en un estudio de investigación clínica ofrecido por UT Health San Antonio y University Health System. El estudio, que se está llevando a cabo en el Instituto de la Diabetes de Texas (TDI), está comparando cuatro medicinas para ver cuál previene mejor la conversión a […]