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On an upward trajectory

September 5, 2023

A message from Dean Hardin that highlights the School of Nursing’s growth and impact. Innovations in clinical practice, research and education are now addressing the nursing shortage and further nursing’s mission of holistic care.

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Perseverance pays off

September 2, 2023

From Appalachian Roots to Nursing Leadership: Dean Sonya R. Hardin’s inspiring journey from first-generation college student to dean, shaped by her experiences and commitment to education, community engagement and support for her students.

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Supercharging change

September 2, 2023

UT Health San Antonio’s grant-powered medical home for foster families: A $4 million grant creates health care hubs for foster care families in Texas, aiming to provide consistent and comprehensive care to a vulnerable population.

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Dean’s message

December 16, 2022

“Friends, there is so much to be excited about in the coming years, and so much to be proud of in the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.” – Dean Peter M. Loomer

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December 16, 2022

School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students were recognized in 2022 for clinical excellence, leadership, research and so much more.

A head start in public health

December 16, 2022

Dental and dental hygiene students support access to oral health care through a required rotation with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Oral Health Program, which provides a glimpse at a career in public health.

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Broader connections for border care

December 16, 2022

Faculty and students will be providing community health workers with oral health education tailored to the individuals they serve along the Texas border.

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Unicorns among the mesquite

November 8, 2022

San Antonio’s reputation as a collegial, unpretentious place extends to the growing life science community. The spirit of collaboration among San Antonio’s biotechnology and medical device community has its origins in the history of cooperation between the military, academic and nonprofit research institutions.

A Safety Net: Pediatric Dental Clinic Offers Oral Care for All Children

December 15, 2021

School of Dentistry pediatric dentistry faculty, residents and students provide comprehensive dental care to children who otherwise would not receive it. Because of philanthropic and governmental support, the UT Health San Antonio Ricardo Salinas Clinic remains an invaluable service to the community.

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

Researcher Leading Effort to Improve Health of Vulnerable Populations

December 15, 2021

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH, associate dean for advanced education programs and strategic initiatives for the School of Dentistry, has received multiple million dollar grants to bring advanced dental care to the underserved in nursing homes in and around San Antonio.

Kevin J. Donly, DDS

Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS, Receives 2021 Ann Page Griffin Humanitarian Award

December 15, 2021

Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS, was presented the 2021 Ann Page Griffin Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He was recognized for his outstanding commitment to improving the oral health of underserved populations.

Nursing School Responds to Evolving Patient Needs with Vaccines, Virtual Care

September 6, 2021

During the pandemic, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio addressed the health care needs of the university and overall community by running a state-approved vaccine hub with more than 159,000 vaccines provided to residents.