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San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference accepting registrations, again goes virtual

August 26, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, sansom@uthscsa.edu, (210) 567-2579 SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 26, 2021) – The STRONG STAR Consortium based at UT Health San Antonio is gearing up to present its sixth annual San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference. Registration is now open for the conference, which this year will be held virtually Oct. 20-21, and for pre-conference […]



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UT Health San Antonio and affiliated researchers awarded $23 million in latest CPRIT funding cycle

August 23, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 23, 2021) – Cancer research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio, is getting a $23 million boost from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Various laboratories of UT Health San […]



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In JAMA commentary, UT Health San Antonio authors urge uplifting U.S. Latinos to improve health and our nation

August 18, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 18, 2021) – It is essential to lift the nation’s Latino population from obscurity to the forefront of health care, public health intervention and societal presence, three professors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio argue in a powerful commentary published […]




Dr. Summer Rolin brings Olympic background to assessing UTSA student-athletes in mental health

August 16, 2021

Studies show COVID-19 a compounding factor Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – When U.S. gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the all-around competition at the Olympic games citing mental health concerns, Summer Rolin nodded knowingly. She counsels Olympic speedskaters, and with a doctorate in psychology is a clinical neuropsychologist at The University of […]




Jillian’s Leap: Williams, who beat Ewing sarcoma with help from San Antonio and Houston medical teams, is going for the gold in Tokyo Paralympics

August 16, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Katrina Burton, 713-792-8034, kburton@mdanderson.org Shelley Kofler, 512-294-5224, shelley.kofler@uhs-sa.com SAN ANTONIO and HOUSTON (Aug. 16, 2021) – Making a difference by being different. USA Paralympics sitting volleyball player Jillian Williams strives to live by that principle every day, and it’s a motto she will carry with her in Tokyo at […]



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Delta variant: Facts from our experts

August 10, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu  As children return to area schools this month, here are some points of interest about the delta COVID variant from experts at UT Health San Antonio: The delta variant is much more infectious. A carrier, even if asymptomatic, can infect an average of eight other people (compared to two […]