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UT Health Science Center San Antonio among group tapped by NIH to map senescent ‘zombie’ cells in the body

October 20, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2021) — Researchers nationwide, including a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, are embarking on a massive effort to learn the locations and roles of senescent “zombie” cells in humans. The health science center is part of a multi-institution group […]




‘RISE for Rural Telementoring’ launches to boost health care in underserved rural communities

October 20, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu A program housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, is reaching out to rural communities grappling with limited health care access and worker shortages, among other barriers. “Telementoring,” or technology-enabled mentoring, uses telecommunication technology to deliver training, education […]




Detecting cancer’s spread before it happens: research indicates it may be possible

October 19, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 19, 2021) — Cancer that spreads, or metastasizes, to another area of the body is not typically as treatable as the primary tumor from which it originated. Survival from metastatic disease is generally poor. What if a daily or weekly blood sample could monitor each patient’s risk […]



New chief dental officer at UT Health San Antonio may be first in U.S.

October 18, 2021

Written by Rosanne Fohn Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu The School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio has hired Associate Professor Micaela Gibbs, DDS, MHA, as its first chief dental officer (CDO). She is one of the first — if not the first — CDOs for an academic dental practice in the U.S. Dr. […]



Giving patients a ride could save lives, thousands in public health care costs

October 14, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Providing transportation for low-income patients that reduces no-show rates for doctor visits by just 25% could lower public costs more than $15,000 per month as well as extend a lifeline for critical health care. “It has been established that high no-show rates of publicly supported health systems […]



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Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program attracts $1.1 million grant from U.S. Department of Education

October 7, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 7, 2021) — The Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will receive a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for best practices based on research in preparing deaf education teaching professionals. This […]