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Faculty, Students Provide Care after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall the evening of Aug. 25, 2017, near Rockport, where maximum sustained winds were 130 miles per hour. The Category 4 hurricane left in its wake massive destruction of homes and buildings in this small coastal town and the surrounding areas.
Medical student Nathaniel Nevitt (center) and B.S.N. student Matthew Gutierrez (right) visit with a patient at the Pride Community Clinic which serves the uninsured and underinsured lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Compassionate Care Offered at Pride Community Clinic

The School of Nursing’s mission, values and vision specifically state a call to action for social justice, diversity, inclusion and advocacy. The recently launched Pride Community Clinic (PCC) personifies all of these and more.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Promoting Health at Community Clinics

As health care in the United States moves from hospital-based treat and release to patient-centered wellness care, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is strengthening community clinic partnerships and reemphasizing the impact social and behavioral determinants of health have on individuals in vulnerable populations.
Nursing student Taylor Dramberger discusses a patient’s case with nursing and medical students, including Andrew Jeffery who is behind her to the left, during a faculty-led presentation before the weekly clinic opens to patients.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic

UT Health San Antonio operates the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) in partnership with the Center for Refugee Services of San Antonio, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the wellness, self-sufficiency and successful community integration of resettled refugees and their families.
Kathryn A. Parke, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP, assistant professor/clinical, exams a teenage patient at the nursing school’s clinic at Healy-Murphy Center, a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Healy-Murphy Center

The Healy-Murphy Center is a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas with an individualized curriculum, counseling, childcare and health services.
Johanna Matos, M.S.N., RN, CPNP, cares for a preschool student at the AVANCE Community Outreach Clinic.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: AVANCE-San Antonio

AVANCE-San Antonio offers parent education and support programs in at-risk communities including enrollment in Head Start, a federally funded preschool program.

Beloved Professor’s Legacy Continues in Dental Clinic

Taline "Talley" Dadian Infante, Ed.D., M.S., RDH, saw the oral health care needs of the homeless while volunteering. This visionary created a dental clinic for those who need it most. In her memory, students and faculty continue her legacy.
Dental and dental hygiene students provide free oral care to a resident at the SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center.

Serving the Community

Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty provide free dental care at the Infante Dental Clinic at the SAMMinistries' Transitional Living and Learning Center.

University’s Physician Practice Expands to Popular Boerne Area

Long School of Medicine opens newest outpatient practice near Boerne for Hill Country residents.
A Walzem Elementary student wears a vest that medical students Emily Sendukas (center) and Laura Zabalgoitia fill with bags of sugar representing extra calories students may consume throughout the day.

Students Share Nutrition Knowledge with Fourth-Graders

Medical students create 12-week nutrition course for elementary students with goal of preventing obesity.
Moonju Lee, Ph.D., RN, is conducting research to benefit Koreans Americans who have some of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer but also some of the lowest rates of colorectal cancer screening.

Breaking Barriers

Moonju Lee, Ph.D., M.SN., RN, has dedicated her research to understanding why Korean Americans have high incidences of colorectal cancer, but some of the lowest rates of cancer screening.
Venetia Cantrell, D.N.P., M.S.N., FNP-BC, monitors the blood pressure of a member of the Covenant Community Church in San Antonio.

More Than a Leap of Faith

As a graduate of the School of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Venetia Cantrell, D.N.P., M.S.N., FNP-BC, used her nursing leadership skills to help church members improve their heart health.