UT Health San Antonio selected for $3 million grant to train community health workers in South Texas

November 17, 2022

Goal is to increase workforce to serve marginalized populations, rural communities Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 17, 2022) — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will leverage a three-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train […]

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Mays Cancer Center awarded American Cancer Society grant to boost individualized, timely, equitable care

November 14, 2022

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to enhance individualized, timely and equitable access to care for cancer patients and their families. The effort will feature use of an innovative mobile app to provide nutritional support and real-time symptom management to patients undergoing anti-cancer treatment, particularly the underserved and those living long distances from the clinic.




Noted lupus researcher receives UT System Faculty STARs award

September 29, 2022

The University of Texas System has awarded Laurence Morel, PhD, with a Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award in the amount of $1.4 million to establish a new research laboratory and program at UT Health San Antonio focused on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Dr. Morel, a noted SLE researcher, joined the institution […]



Nursing professor prioritizes community health

July 18, 2022

Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, FAAN, is no stranger to media coverage in her hometown of San Antonio. As a UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Systems, she made headlines for being among the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available in […]




Internal Medicine Residency Program gains health equity curriculum grant

July 14, 2022

With financial support from leading internal medicine organizations, UT Health San Antonio will launch “Promotores and Residents in Internal Medicine for Equity (PRIME): A Collaborative Health Equity Curriculum.” According to the principal investigators, Jason Morrow, MD, and Elena Jiménez Gutiérrez, MD, this transformational program will help diverse community members and medical professionals better understand each […]