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Nearly 100 San Antonio COVID-19 patients included in remdesivir study

July 23, 2020

 News 4 San Antonio – “Many of these patients are persons of color, there are many Hispanics in the region, and so I think that’s a major contribution whereas many trials don’t include vulnerable populations in their numbers of enrollment,” Dr. Patterson said.  


A San Antonio Hospital Is The World’s Largest Study Site For A COVID-19 Drug In High Demand

July 20, 2020

Texas Public Radio (TPR) – Dr. Thomas Patterson is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center and is leading the Remdesivir research at University Hospital. He told the Texas Standard’s David Brown the first phase of the study determined that Remdesivir significantly reduced recovery time for patients […]


San Antonio Scientists Running Largest Remdesivir Trial in World Find Early Success

July 17, 2020

The Rivard Report – Local researchers are hoping use of the drug will help reduce hospital stays as remdesivir becomes more widely available. UT Health San Antonio, in partnership with UHS, wrapped up enrollment for phase two of the global clinical trial at the end of June, with treatment continuing through the end of July.


UT Health San Antonio experts offer new COVID-19 testing advice

July 17, 2020

KSAT San Antonio – Dr. Jan Patterson, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease at UT Health, says the city doesn’t have the capacity to test those who are asymptomatic because the number of sick patients is so high right now. The area also doesn’t have emergency room capacity for those who are not showing significant […]


Remdesivir showing success in combating COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Early results of a COVID-19 treatment study being conducted in San Antonio shows a faster recovery time and fewer deaths for patients on the new therapy. Thomas Patterson, M.D., Professor & Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is principal investigator of the study site for patients at University Hospital. […]


As Texas reopens from coronavirus, UT Health San Antonio infectious disease expert offers advice on staying healthy

April 30, 2020

San Antonio Express News – Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jan Patterson advises San Antonio residents to keep wearing masks when they venture outside, and to continue to abide by other safety protocols as Texas prepares to reopen under Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan.


Mayor Nirenberg, Judge Wolff Name Coronavirus Health Transition Team

April 17, 2020

Patch: The COVID-19 Health Transition Team is charged with developing a health transition plan. Dr. Barbara Taylor, UT Health San Antonio, associate professor of infectious diseases and associate dean for the MD/MPH Program, will be the team’s chair.