$11 million NIH grant awarded for five-year investigation of novel oral chlamydia vaccine

May 2, 2024

The study of a novel oral vaccine that could protect against chlamydia infection received more than $11 million in National Institutes of Health funding through a five-year U01 grant in April 2024. “We are excited about receiving the U01 award because it will enable us to move our basic microbiology and immunology bench research work […]


UT Health San Antonio offers new services in Converse

September 28, 2023

UT Health San Antonio is now offering obstetrics and gynecology services and maternal-fetal medicine services in Converse at a shared site with University Health. Specialists are equipped to care for women through healthy and high-risk pregnancies. Kristen Plastino, MD, vice chair for clinical operations, and other officials at the ribbon cutting shared information about providing […]


UT Health San Antonio Primary Care Center executive director appointed to National Committee on Primary Care

September 15, 2023

Ramon S. Cancino, MD, MBA, MS, FAAFP, executive director of the UT Health San Antonio Primary Care Center and senior medical director of medical management, has recently been appointed to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Standing Committee on Primary Care. The committee consists of primary care, research and policy experts, whose […]


NBC LX News: The Looming Crisis of Texas Rural Hospitals

June 12, 2023

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, FAAN, clinical professor and vice dean of practice and engagement at the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, was interviewed by NBC LX News about the School of Nursing mobile health unit and the importance of providing primary care to rural and underserved communities.   Watch Now



Tsevat named to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

January 10, 2023

16-member panel makes evidence-based recommendations to the nation’s primary care providers about services such as colonoscopy. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 10, 2023) — Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. […]