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Magnesium energetics

Groundbreaking study finds activator of magnesium dynamics in the body

October 8, 2020

Discovery seen as avenue to develop novel therapies for many conditions. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have solved the 100-year-old mystery of what activates magnesium ions in the cell. The discovery is expected to be a springboard for future development of novel drugs to […]

UT Health San Antonio offers Emergency Nurse Practitioner program

October 5, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 5, 2020) — COVID-19 has underscored the need for more Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP) in the state. But even before the pandemic, that sent thousands of patients to emergency rooms in the state, there was a critical need for more highly trained ENPs in rural areas of South and West Texas. To […]

Breast cancer and radiation researcher David Gius, MD, PhD, joins Mays Cancer Center

October 2, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 2, 2020) — David Gius, MD, PhD, a breast cancer and radiation researcher, has joined the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. He was recruited to the Mays Cancer Center from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University with a $6 million senior investigator […]

On streets of injustice, here’s how we drive toward transportation equity for Latinos

September 30, 2020

New reports from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio investigate the failure of investing in project-by-project transportation projects, and recommend systemic changes to reverse unfair planning practices that overlook Latino communities. By Cliff Despres Latinos face many transportation inequities, as years of unjust street planning practices have ignored them and cut them off from […]

Amid pandemic, Boeing grant helps meet national need for mental health providers trained in top PTSD treatments

September 29, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 29, 2020) — A grant from Boeing Co. to UT Health San Antonio will support expert training for mental health providers that continues to increase in importance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The $150,000 grant will go towards the previously established Boeing Scholar Program within UT Health’s STRONG STAR Training Initiative. There it […]

Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center

September 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2020) — Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, has been named executive director of the Mays Cancer Center. His appointment includes academic and research programming, as well as leading the cancer center’s patient care and clinical programs of the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson affiliation. Dr. Mesa’s appointment broadens the scope of […]