• Right now, someone is trying to save your life

    Healing starts here
  • The greatest teachers we could ever ask for never knew us

    The dead teach the living

    Silent teachers
  • Watching a loved one succumb to Alzheimer's disease is heartbreaking

    In her shoes

    Essay by Diane Solomon, M.D.
  • Modified toy cars give a new sense of movement to children who can’t easily get around

    Ready, set, Go Baby Go!

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Healing starts here

Healing starts here

In ancient times, medical advances were made through a mixture of trial and error. Today’s trials are a far cry from the methods of discovery made by early civilizations.

The dead teach the living

The dead teach the living

Above a double doorway at the end of a hallway, a wooden sign announces in Latin, “Mortui Vivos Docent.” It’s here that the dead teach the living.

Stop the music

Stop the music

Epigenetics is like an invisible pianist playing a genetic keyboard—with each key representing a different gene.

Ready, set, Go Baby Go!

Ready, set, Go Baby Go!

Modified toy cars give a new sense of movement to children who can’t easily get around because of mobility impairments.

In her shoes

In her shoes

As a geriatric neurologist, Diane Solomon, M.D., examines patients with memory loss. Most of the time, the cause is Alzheimer’s disease. That was also the case for her grandmother.

Change agent

Change agent

As a trauma and critical care Army nurse, Kimberly Smith served around the world, caring for the most critical of patients in the most dire of circumstances. After nearly three decades, she’s serving in a new capacity: change agent.

University in Motion

Quantum leap in cancer care

Quantum leap in cancer care

UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center join forces to benefit South Texas cancer patients.

Stents for strokes

Stents for strokes

When a person has a stroke, brain tissue begins to die as oxygen-rich blood is blocked from entering the brain. But with a device about the size of a coffee stir, brain tissue is saved, and a full recovery is possible.

Colliding, bumping, smashing

Colliding, bumping, smashing

They’re in every cell in every living organism, and now researchers have a better understanding about heat shock proteins and their role in human diseases.

Miles of smiles

Miles of smiles

If one child’s smile can warm the heart, imagine what tens of thousands can do. Miles of Smiles–Laredo provides elementary school children dental screenings, fluoride varnish and dental sealants—all for free.

Breaking down the prison walls

Breaking down the prison walls

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories.

Walking time bomb

Walking time bomb

It’s an unsettling thought: You could be walking around for 20 years developing Parkinson’s disease and not even know it.

New entry-point

New entry-point

The School of Health Professions is offering one of the country’s few entry-level master’s degree programs in medical laboratory science.

We promise you

We promise you

Each day, we work to fulfill a promise—a promise to educate tomorrow’s healers, to search for answers, to always work to make lives better. That will never change.

Making Lives Better

Teaching. Discovering. Healing.

A salute to service

A salute to service

President's Gala celebrates military and health collaborations, and establishes chair in military health research.

Grant to boost Alzheimer’s institute

Grant to boost Alzheimer’s institute

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation has given a $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions.

Landmark gift for cancer center

Landmark gift for cancer center

The San Antonio Cancer Foundation has pledged $17 million to support a new affiliation between UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Supporting a new generation of scientists

Supporting a new generation of scientists

Three junior faculty members were selected to receive $450,000 from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund to develop innovative lines of research and make preliminary discoveries.

Milestone moments

Milestone moments

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio’s commitment to supporting students at UT Health San Antonio achieved two milestones in 2016.

Hope On Wheels works to end pediatric cancer

Hope On Wheels works to end pediatric cancer

Children who are fighting cancer helped UT Health San Antonio and University Health System celebrate a Hyundai Scholar Grant for pediatric cancer research.

Beyond words

Beyond words

Philanthropists Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long have supported student scholarships for more than two decades, changing countless lives.

A gift of hope

A gift of hope

A $1 million gift from Ed and Linda Whitacre will support a pilot cancer therapeutic clinical trials program.