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Mays Cancer Center executive director testifies before House panel about clinical trial diversity

March 18, 2022

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and executive director of the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, testified on clinical trial diversity yesterday (March 17, 2022) before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The hearing was titled “The Future of Medicine: Legislation to Encourage Innovation and Improve Oversight.” Dr. Mesa […]




School of Nursing to coordinate South Texas Latino Alzheimer’s research network

February 24, 2022

Latino voices to shape new studies to improve care, support for families living with dementia South Texas Latinos will have the opportunity to share the challenges and concerns of living with dementia and caring for individuals affected by dementia through a new project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also […]




Chiquita Collins, PhD, MA, to serve as inaugural vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

February 18, 2022

Chiquita A. Collins, PhD, MA, will serve as the inaugural, full-time vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at UT Health San Antonio. William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of the health science center, announced Dr. Collins’ promotion, which is effective March 1. Dr. Collins has served in a part-time role […]



Groundbreaking research offers hope to unlock the keys to childhood type 2 diabetes

February 16, 2022

Yidong Bai, PhD, professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, whose mission is focused on improving community health. The funds will be used to investigate the role of mitochondrial regulation and dysfunction in childhood type 2 diabetes, which is particularly […]


Join Toastmasters to become a better speaker and leader

February 10, 2022

Is improving your public speaking or leadership skills a goal for 2022? The UT HSC Toastmasters Club can help. Toastmasters is a proven program designed to help members give better speeches, think on their feet and lead meetings. By actively participating in regular meetings, members and guests hone skills, such as speaking within a specific […]


Please welcome our newest faculty members joining the Mays Cancer Center in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

January 31, 2022

Heidi Ko, MD, joins our breast oncology team as an assistant professor focusing on breast medical oncology. Dr. Ko received her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. She completed her residency in internal medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. […]