News Releases


New Latino-Focused Campaign: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19!

September 2, 2020

Contact: Cliff Despres, Communications, Salud America!, UT Health San Antonio 210-562-6517, despres@uthscsa.edu The #JuntosStopCovid campaign has culturally relevant fact sheets, role model videos, and infographics to help Latino families take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 SAN ANTONIO — COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Latinos, killing more than 33,000 and hospitalizing many more of […]




Don’t let Labor Day become a COVID day. Mask up!

August 26, 2020

Labor Day is nearly here, and again, South Texas, we must not let our guard down. Experts from UT Health San Antonio urge everyone to wear masks, observe 6-foot social distance, wash hands vigorously, and avoid indoor and large gatherings. Stay in your family bubble as much as possible and wear a mask if you […]




UT Health San Antonio gains $2M to study rapamycin for Alzheimer’s

August 25, 2020

In the war on cancer and other diseases including COVID-19, old drugs approved for other conditions are being studied for new purposes. It’s a strategy that will now be tested in Alzheimer’s disease with a drug called rapamycin. A $2 million grant will enable a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in which 40 individuals with mild […]




Study shows promise for two-day therapy that treats PTSD and improves relationships

August 24, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 24, 2020) — Couples that include a partner with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may someday have access to a faster, more efficient therapy that treats the disorder and simultaneously improves their relationships. A new study published by the journal Behavior Therapy demonstrated that an established treatment that typically involves 15 weekly sessions could be […]



CPRIT awards Mays Cancer Center more than $10.3 million

August 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded more than $10.3 million Aug. 19 to the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. The five grants include $6 million to recruit David Gius, MD, PhD, a breast cancer and radiation oncology researcher from the […]



Mays Cancer Center receives more than $10 million with NCI-designated Cancer Center renewal

August 17, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 17, 2020) — The list of accomplishments and data supporting the renewal of the Mays Cancer Center as a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center is impressive. 71% increase in peer-reviewed publications. 60% jump in research funding. Significant recruitment of women and Hispanics into cancer clinical trials. 60 new scientists recruited. $20.6 million renovation […]