Patient Care


Transplanting Hope: Team Pushes Envelope for Living Donations

November 15, 2021

The Transplant Center at UT Health San Antonio is a leader in the new transplant technique of using living donors. Today’s novel approach to transplantation is rooted in the pioneers who created the successful program.




Winning the War Against Breast Cancer: One Battle at a Time

November 15, 2021

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio know that breast cancer is not one disease but many. Scientists are studying the genetic makeup of specific breast cancers to create targeted therapies that individualize treatment.




New Progress in the Substance-Use Epidemic

November 15, 2021

Researchers in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio are battling the substance-use epidemic through drug discovery in their labs. New treatments based on opioid receptor biochemistry are the key to responding to the deadly epidemic.




Orthopaedics: We Wrote the Book on It

November 15, 2021

The Department of Orthopaedics in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio was founded by pioneering educators and surgeons who wrote the textbooks for the profession. Today’s orthopaedic surgeons and professors are still leading the way in their specialty areas.



Evolving Value-Based Primary Care Based On Innovative Research

Evolving Value-Based Primary Care Based on Innovative Research

November 15, 2021

The Department of Family & Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine is dedicated to conducting research to improve primary care. The physicians conduct evidence-based research that they bring to the primary care practice.




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.




COVID-19 Grants Allow Nurse Researchers to Improve Care, Educate

September 6, 2021

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing researchers received several COVID-19 supplemental research grants to allow them the opportunity to find better ways to provide patient care and educate the community during the global pandemic.




Responding to a Pandemic: Nurses Leading Extraordinary Team

September 6, 2021

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio led a university-wide effort to create and run the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus. The state-approved hub provided 159,137 vaccines.




Caring for the Caregiver: Support, Resources Transition to Virtual Platform

September 6, 2021

The School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program quickly adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering virtual support and resources to caregivers struggling with isolation while caring for a person living with dementia.



Adelita G. Cantu, PhD, RN; Diana Cavazos, PhD, RN; Moonju Lee, PhD, RN; Martha Martinez, MSN, RNC; Norma Martinez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Marta E. Vives, DNP, APRN, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

Nursing Faculty Named Among Best 25 Nurses of South Central Texas

September 6, 2021

Six faculty members from the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio were among the Best 25 Nurses of South Central Texas 2020 by the San Antonio Nursing Consortium.



Karen Walker Schwab, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS; Jennie Shaw, MSN, RN, CNE; Cheryl Farner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Jane Kelly Smith, BSN, RN

Four Nursing Faculty Members Named Outstanding Nurses for 2020-2021

September 6, 2021

Four faculty member from the School of Nursing were honored by the Texas Nurses Association and Texas Nurses Foundation as outstanding nurses for The International Year of the Nurse for 2020 – 2021.



Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, Receives 2021 Presidential Award in Clinical Excellence

September 6, 2021

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, vice dean of practice and engagement for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded a 2021 Presidential Award in Clinical Excellence.