San Antonio, Bexar County observed Public Health Week

School leadership stand with San Antonio Mayor after the City Proclamation for National Public Health Week.
At the City Council meeting on April 6, are, from left, Courtney Peebles, MPH, director, business and research operations; Deepu Kurian, PhD, associate dean, finance and administration; San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Vasan Ramachandran, MD, founding dean; Monica Palomo-Mendoza, MBA, director, finance and administration; and Fidel Flores, manager, marketing and communications.


In recognition of National Public Health Week, April 3–9, leaders within The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio supported several local events with their attendance.

Founding dean, Vasan Ramachandran, MD, and his team received city and county proclamations in observance of the week, which aims to educate the public, policymakers and health care professionals about issues related to improving the general public’s health.

The University of Texas School of Public Health has a student census of almost 400 planned within its first five years, with a Master of Public Health degree to be offered beginning in 2024 and a Doctor of Public Health degree program to be developed.

The new school is a strategic collaboration of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio and is one of three schools of public health in The University of Texas System.

A collage of photos taken at Public Health Week events, featuring School of Public Health leaders.
Events included city and county proclamations, a University of San Antonio keynote lecture and a Dean’s Community Lecture.

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