UT Health San Antonio receives award for innovation in interprofessional education and collaboration

June 27, 2022

In December 2018, UT Health San Antonio received approval from its accrediting organization, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, to develop institutional infrastructure through which to advance interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration across all five schools. The university’s accelerated progress in this domain has led to a national award from the […]


Research study investigates impact of therapy dogs for dialysis patients

June 27, 2022

The Dialysis Doggos are part of a research study being conducted by Meredith L. Stensland, PhD, LMSW, assistant professor of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The study investigates the effect of an animal assisted intervention for patients receiving dialysis, and if this intervention improves symptoms of pain and depression and reduces the number of skipped dialysis treatment sessions.

Dr. Meredith Stensland hugs Gus, a golden-retriever therapy dog.



Novel brain injury treatment tested in 1st human subject

June 17, 2022

An experimental brain injury medication conceived in laboratories at UT Health San Antonio was tested Tuesday, June 14, in the first human subject. If the drug, called AST-004, performs well in human studies, it will be an urgently needed and novel treatment for stroke and traumatic brain injury victims, including those with concussions.

Neuron concept art



Infectious disease physician-scientist committed to serving the community’s underserved

June 13, 2022

Ruth Serrano, MD, a physician-scientist and assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, has a passion and drive to help her patients recover from the profound effects of infectious diseases, including HIV and […]