News Releases

Shweta Bansal, M.D.

New treatment option shown for heart failure fluid overload

August 1, 2019
 

Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, a UT Health San Antonio study found. The aggressive approach relieved fluid overload safely and effectively in patients who were not responding to conventional diuretics. The findings are in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. UT […]

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Patrick Sung, D.Phil., UT Health San Antonio

Gray Foundation grant expands studies of BRCA in breast, ovarian cancer

July 23, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio leads consortium examining loss of DNA repair Women who inherit harmful mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. According to a recent large study, women who inherit BRCA mutations are about six times more likely to develop breast cancer during their […]

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Superior HealthPlan, UT Health San Antonio join forces to provide care to children close to home

July 18, 2019
 

SAN ANTONIO (July 18, 2019) ― San Antonio parents will have another option for well-child health care appointments with a new partnership between Superior HealthPlan and the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing. Through the agreement Superior, which offers managed health care plans for children and adults throughout Texas, is covering the basic operating […]

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Fabio A. Vigil, Ph.D.

Novel therapy administered after TBI prevents brain damage

July 12, 2019
 

An experimental treatment given to mice after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) reduced damage almost to the levels of mice that never had a TBI, researchers at UT Health San Antonio reported. The study was published July 4  in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. The scientists hope to convert the discovery into […]

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Andrea Marks

Marks promoted to senior executive VP and chief operating officer

July 11, 2019
 

Andrea M. Marks, M.B.A., CPA, has been promoted to senior executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO) of UT Health San Antonio.  Marks currently serves as vice president and chief financial officer and will assume the role of senior EVP and COO on Oct. 1 of this year upon the retirement of Michael […]

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Jennifer Donegan, Ph.D.

Novel gene therapy curbs schizophrenia symptoms

July 5, 2019
 

Highlight:  An experimental treatment tested at UT Health San Antonio reduced delusions and hallucinations while improving cognitive skills in rats. Jennifer Donegan, Ph.D., and colleagues at UT Health San Antonio describe a novel, experimental approach to treating schizophrenia in the journal Nature Communications (published June 27). If developed into a human therapy, the new strategy […]

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