The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.4 million grant to UT Health San Antonio, which will work in collaboration with the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute to conduct a clinical trial studying the responsible use of antibiotics in combination with other treatments for gum disease.
Researchers at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases are leading a global effort to combat Alzheimer’s. Thanks to international collaboration, more genetic variations for the disease have been identified and drug development is underway.
As part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, UT Health San Antonio serves as the region’s coordinating and provider site. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences fields referrals from school districts in 35 Texas counties, helping students gain quicker access to mental and behavioral care.
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation award recognizes superior teaching at the university level and is made annually to only 10 educators across Texas, honoring their outstanding achievements in teaching.
A trail of 11 trees now lines the walking path in front of the Long School of Medicine. At the April 19 dedication, Mayor Ron Nirenberg spoke about the importance of San Antonio’s commitment to compassion and the university’s efforts to uphold those values.
In this KENS 5 Medical Minute, Dr. Cynthia Cantu, medical director and primary care physician at UT Health De Zavala, discusses why patients should start with their primary care physician when addressing concerns about dementia.
Dr. Jennifer Potter, vice president for research and executive director of the Be Well Texas initiative, was interviewed for this story. Dr. Tara Karns-Wright and Kierstyn Gallegos, Psychiatry, were also quoted.