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Novel therapy studied for inherited breast cancer

August 27, 2019

UT Health San Antonio researchers have discovered a novel way to kill cancers that are caused by an inherited mutation in BRCA1, the type of cancer for which actress Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2013. “This represents a new treatment for inherited breast and ovarian cancer, which are higher in […]




St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards $306,000 for Ewing sarcoma studies

August 27, 2019

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded $306,000 to David Libich, Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio to further his studies of the childhood cancer Ewing sarcoma. Dr. Libich, who has a background in structural biology, is an investigator with the university’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. He is an expert in the use of a […]




New Action Pack: Start a ‘Handle With Care’ program so police can notify schools if kids are exposed to trauma!

August 26, 2019

Sixty percent of U.S. kids are exposed to violence, crime or abuse. These kids still have to go to class, carrying a burden of stress and trauma that can hurt their behavior and grades in schools that aren’t even aware there’s an issue. That’s why the new “Handle With Care Action Pack,” from the Salud […]



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School of Nursing’s Narcan project for released inmates is first in the state

August 22, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 20, 2019) ― The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing is initiating a new program with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office to distribute the lifesaving medication Narcan to those leaving the jail. Narcan is a naloxone spray used to reverse opioid overdose. The announcement was made Aug. 20 at a press […]



Nurses Bluhm, Lesser and White selected as new AAN fellows

August 14, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 14, 2019)  ̶  Three faculty members from the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio will become fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in October. Fellowship is one of the highest honors nurses can receive. The selection of Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., M.S.C.I., RN; Janna Lesser, Ph.D., RN; and […]


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School of Nursing to host USAID photo exhibit on Zika epidemic

August 14, 2019

WHAT:  The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is hosting a reception to kick off a traveling photo exhibition here called “Stronger There, Safer Here.” The exhibit highlights the U.S. Agency for International Development’s response to the devastating Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also describes the approaches USAID, […]