A Patient Navigation Manual for Latino Audiences: The Redes En Acción Experience

What is a patient navigator?

Patient navigators are trained, culturally sensitive health care workers who provide support and guidance throughout the cancer care continuum. They help people navigate through the maze of doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations, and other components of the health care system. Services are designed to support timely delivery of […]

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West Side Pride

West Side pride

Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of family and community health systems, grew up on the city’s West Side. “That is my barrio. I have gotten so much from my career in nursing. I want to give back, and there are limited resources on the West Side.” Dr. Cantu partners with local non-profit and governmental […]

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From lab to clinic: Cancer survivors, patients benefit at CTRC

Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric oncologist, is just one of many physician-scientists at the UT Health Science Center who, through cutting-edge research, is paving the way for new treatments for cancer patients and survivors. Just about a half mile from the university’s main campus is the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) where investigators, […]

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Veronica Hargrove, Ph.D., M.S.

Hargrove is trailblazer in forensics field

Solving mysteries comes naturally to Veronica Hargrove, Ph.D., M.S. As chief toxicologist of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, she leads a team of 10 who study how drugs and poisonous substances play a role in many impairments and deaths in criminal cases. Dr. Hargrove is the first woman at the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s […]

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Alumnus Jorge A. Alvarez, M.D., congratulates his wife, Rebecca, after she crosses the Boston Marathon finish line. Despite the shock of the tragedy that occurred thereafter, Dr. Alvarez took immediate action to help the injured.

Alumnus serves, saves in Boston attack

San Antonio cardiologist and UT Health Science Center alumnus Jorge A. Alvarez, M.D., and his wife, Rebecca, are avid runners. They enjoy the spirit and excitement of participating in various runs and marathons. Oftentimes Dr. Alvarez volunteers in a medical tent where he treats runners for minor aches and exhaustion while Rebecca runs. But routine […]

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Several responders from the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force, including two from the UT Health Science Center, visit with Gov. Rick Perry in West following the fire and explosion at the fertilizer plant. Emily Kidd, M.D., is on the first row on the left and Todd Bergbacher, D.O., is third from the left in the back row next to Gov. Perry, who is wearing the tan shirt.

Faculty members respond to disaster in West

One of the first to hear about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, was Emily Kidd, M.D. The emergency physician and assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio arrived in the northeast Texas town within a few hours, at midnight on Wednesday, April 17. She found that emergency […]

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Annabelle Jones

Survivor + Activist = Philanthropist

Annabelle Jones lives to improve the future of the next generations. Retired after 33 years of serving children as an elementary schoolteacher, she continues to make a difference in children’s lives by reading with them at her local library and working on projects in her community to help create a healthy future. As an advocate […]

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Artwork by Cody Vance, PTSD artwork puzzle

DoD, VA approve $45 million in quest for PTSD cure

Artwork by Cody Vance. codyvancesculpture.com In an unprecedented show of support for our nation’s wounded warriors, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide approximately $45 million over five years for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research to advance diagnosis, prevention and treatment for service members and veterans. The UT […]

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