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David Gius receives UT System award to advance research on aging and breast cancer

September 10, 2021

David Gius, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1.6 million UT System Faculty STARs award to support his research on aging and breast cancer.




Trauma surgeon’s invention redesigns antiquated technology aimed to save lives

September 9, 2021

Frustrated with the outdated technology he found throughout his medical and military surgical career, Ramon Cestero, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, trauma surgeon and clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, invented a new design for an abdominal surgical retractor, helping to advance surgical procedures and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Cestero served as an active-duty U.S. […]



Dr. Shaun K. Olsen receives UT System award to discover innovative solutions to health problems

September 2, 2021

Shaun K. Olsen, PhD, has been awarded a $1 million UT System Faculty STARs award to conduct innovative research to better understand the molecular mechanisms of diseases and advance drug discovery efforts for treatment.


Neonatologist to lead clinical trial for early diagnosis of lung disease in newborns

August 31, 2021

Alvaro Moreira, MD, MSc, neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, received a $652,000 mentored career development grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Moreira will investigate a novel approach to diagnosing bronchopulmonary […]



UT Health San Antonio and affiliated researchers awarded $23 million in latest CPRIT funding cycle

August 24, 2021

Cancer research at UT Health San Antonio is getting a $23 million boost from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).




In JAMA commentary, UT Health San Antonio authors urge uplifting U.S. Latinos to improve health and our nation

August 19, 2021

Despite accounting for more than 18% of the U.S. population, “the Latino community has not benefited from having ‘presence’ in the U.S. health care workforce through meaningful and influential administrative and governance positions,” they wrote.




New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

July 28, 2021

Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet and cabinets, as well as pesticides used around the place, cause a range of illnesses due to chemical intolerance? A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for the first time asserts a mechanism for the how and why this […]




Can a vitamin treat COVID-19-related acute kidney injury?

July 27, 2021

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio, The University of Washington at Seattle and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have launched NIRVANA, a National Institutes of Health-funded pilot clinical study to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) in COVID-19 patients.




Team describes science-based hiccups intervention

July 8, 2021

Researchers from UT Health San Antonio and colleagues worldwide describe a new science-based intervention for hiccups in a research letter published in the journal JAMA Network Open.




LINC Seed Grant awards support pilot projects to foster innovations in interprofessional education

June 18, 2021

The annual Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC) Seed Grant Program encourages faculty and staff to develop novel interprofessional education (IPE) activities and promotes IPE research and scholarship.