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CPRIT awards UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit liver cancer researcher

November 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit a second scientist studying nonalcoholic liver disease (NASH). The funding, awarded Nov. 18, will bring Xiaoli Sun, PhD, a young-career scientist studying liver cancer, to UT Health San Antonio from the […]



UT System Board of Regents approves design of UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital

November 19, 2020

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Nov. 19 approved design development plans for the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital to be constructed on 12.2 acres of land in the South Texas Medical Center. The Board of Regents authorized expenditure of $398.8 million for the hospital from Revenue […]



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 […]




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 […]