Health Disparities


CPRIT awards $10.9 million to Greehey institute for cancer research

May 20, 2016

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio garnered $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) ― a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state.

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CTRC, other NCI Cancer Centers, issue call for HPV vaccination in children

January 27, 2016

Directors of the nation’s 69 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, including the Cancer Therapy & Research Institute of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have called for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Researchers: Lack of play spaces ups obesity risk for Latino kids

January 12, 2016

Latinos have limited spaces to be physically active, which contributes to obesity rates in Latino kids, but sharing recreational facilities and creating walkable neighborhoods are promising solutions, according to a new package of research from Salud America!, a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention based at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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The Conversation: Why isn’t learning about public health a larger part of becoming a doctor?

January 11, 2016

What should a physician do if patients are unable to visit a physician because their workplace doesn’t give them sick days? What about an obese individual who has trouble following healthy eating recommendations because their neighborhood doesn’t have a grocery store? Read the full story at The Conversation

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UT Health Science Center San Antonio announces $846,530 in new funding for health care in the Rio Grande Valley

May 7, 2015

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of seven organizations to take part in the project, Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas.

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UT Nursing partners with AVANCE for school-based pediatric clinic

March 6, 2015

Two hundred children who attend the AVANCE-San Antonio Head Start program at Fenley Center will receive on-site health care through a new nurse-led clinic at the school. The Fenley Center is a child-development campus in the Harlandale Independent School District.

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