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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 […]


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, […]

A new method for tooth repair?

August 9, 2019

Scientists discover new mechanism that could help fix dental cavities in the future SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 9, 2019) ― An international team of researchers, including a dental professor from UT Health San Antonio, has found a novel mechanism that could possibly offer a new way to repair teeth in the future. The mechanism involves stem […]

Riviello to chair emergency medicine

August 7, 2019

Ralph Riviello, M.D., M.S., FACEP, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine effective November 1. Dr. Riviello comes to UT Health San Antonio from the Crozer Keystone Health System, where he serves as a chairman of emergency medicine, and Drexel University, […]

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APOE variants’ effect on mortality studied in 38,000; rare mutation of gene is associated with prolonged survival

August 6, 2019

A new study of 38,537 persons of European ancestry suggests that a rare variation of a gene called APOE may be protective and prolong life, in sharp contrast to a more widely studied APOE variant that increases risk of death. The findings by the E2-CHARGE consortium of investigators, led by senior investigator Sudha Seshadri, M.D., […]