ScienceDaily: Black patients with cancer fare worse with COVID-19, study shows

March 30, 2022

Dr. Dimpy Shah, MD, PhD, assistant professor of population health sciences, is senior and corresponding author of a study featured in this story. Dr. Ruben Mesa, director of the Mays Cancer Center, and Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, are also quoted in the piece.   Read More




Yahoo! News: Jill Biden meets cancer survivors, military families during Texas trip

February 24, 2022

During a visit to the Mays Cancer Center, Biden spoke to patients and doctors about the disparities of cancer care among Latinos. The Biden administration, along with the first lady, have advocated for jumpstarting cancer screenings that were missed or delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that tools to detect and treat cancer […]


KSAT 12: One year since COVID-19 vaccines administered in Bexar County, health crisis persists

December 17, 2021

Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer for UT Health Physicians, spoke to KSAT 12 viewers about the one-year anniversary of administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to front-line employees. Dr. Leverence also discussed vaccine hesitancy, the risk still out there for the community and why it’s important to get vaccinated and boosted before […]