News Releases

Noted heart failure expert to join UT Health San Antonio

September 10, 2019

UT Health San Antonio has recruited Allen S. Anderson, M.D., FACC, FAHA, to direct and expand the university’s many initiatives in cardiology and cardiovascular disease education and research. Dr. Anderson is a nationally recognized leader in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. On Nov. 1, he […]


Study identifies easier way to assess what stroke does to the brain

September 9, 2019

Highlights: A small genetic “fingerprint,” known as a microRNA, was linked with stroke and the long- term effects of stroke on your body. MicroRNA levels can be measured from a simple blood test, creating the opportunity for a more affordable and more practical option than examining actual brain tissue or using other conventional tests. MicroRNAs […]

FDA approves new MPN drug that Mays Cancer Center director helped develop

September 9, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 9, 2019)  ̶  September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year patients with myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer, have reason to celebrate. In mid-August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first new medication in nearly a decade for patients with myelofibrosis. Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, was part of the […]

Salud America! launches health equity podcast

September 3, 2019

By Josh McCormack, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio On Sept. 3, Salud America!, a national communication organization focused on driving community change for the health of Latino and all families, announced its newest project: the “Salud Talks” podcast. This weekly production aims to expand the health equity conversation by approaching each […]

UT Health San Antonio receives CPRIT funding

August 27, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 27, 2019)   ̶   UT Health San Antonio received more than $1 million from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas in its summer round of funding, announced Aug. 22. The largest award, $892,157, went to Yidong Chen, Ph.D., a professor of population health sciences in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long […]

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 […]