UT Health San Antonio is receiving $10.9 million in new research and faculty recruitment awards from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The statewide cancer agency has awarded $128.7 million to UT Health San Antonio since 2010.
On Feb. 23, first lady Jill Biden visited Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, for a tour and listening session focused on addressing cancer health disparities in the Latino community as part of the administration’s Cancer Moonshot initiative.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced that the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s Wellness 360 Pediatrics practice was among 20 winners of a nationwide competition to increase pediatric vaccination rates and well-child visits.
Patrick Sung, DPhil, is the new director of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio, effective March 1, 2022. Dr. Sung co-leads the Cancer Development and Progression Program at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
This Texas Public Radio podcast offers guidance to families and friends with loved ones experiencing dementia. Listen to stories such as that of Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, who began caring for the former president when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Jacquelyn Revere, who gained more than 500,000 followers online as she chronicled her journey of becoming a caretaker at a young age.
UT Health San Antonio doctors are mentioned in this article regarding the nearly $11 million in grants received from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support research and recruitment.
Juanita Lozano-Pineda, DDS, MPH, associate dean for external affairs at the School of Dentistry, and director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, along with student Jessica De La Fuente, were interviewed for this story on the dental school program aimed at improving cultural representation in Texas dental care.