News Releases


With precision therapeutics initiative, San Antonio is skating to where the puck is going to be

October 15, 2019

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, joined three fellow presidents on Oct. 15 to discuss the newly announced San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics. Dr. Henrich participated in a panel with Dr. Taylor Eighmy, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Larry Schlesinger, president of Texas Biomedical […]




San Antonio research institutions announce partnership in precision therapeutics

October 15, 2019

The presidents of San Antonio’s four largest research institutions announced on Oct. 15 that they are providing $800,000, collectively, for a major initiative in precision therapeutics. The process of precision therapeutics ultimately leads to breakthrough treatments that can be individualized to specific patient populations. The new San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SA PPT) is […]




Barshop Institute seeks volunteers for molecular study of exercise

October 10, 2019

Scientists, physicians, and clinical exercise specialists from across the country—including UT Health San Antonio— are embarking on a landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort to find out what happens at the molecular level when people exercise. The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium, known as MoTrPAC, is to create a comprehensive […]




Get a ‘Health Equity Report Card’ on the condition of your community!

October 9, 2019

By Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio Wonder what health equity looks like in your community? Select your county name and get a customized Health Equity Report Card from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. This report card will show how your area stacks up in housing, transit, poverty, […]




Executive order is chance to expand kidney donation, JAMA article says

September 23, 2019

Members of the University Transplant Center, a clinical partnership of UT Health San Antonio and University Health System, authored a viewpoint piece published Sept. 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In the article, Elizabeth Thomas, D.O., Jennifer Milton, RN, M.B.A., and Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., discussed the Advancing American Kidney Health Executive […]




Coveted NCI award comes to Sung, UT Health San Antonio

September 17, 2019

UT Health San Antonio biochemist Patrick Sung, D.Phil., one of the world’s leading experts on BRCA1 and BRCA2 cancer biology, has just received a highly competitive National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. Dr. Sung is the first faculty member in UT Health San Antonio history to capture this prestigious NCI award, which is bestowed […]