Tribute Magazine

2018 issue

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.

Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health professionals to work in underserved areas.
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.

Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team.
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.
Lorraine Barton administers a questionnaire to a student at the Healy-Murphy Center, a non-traditional high school on the east side of San Antonio.

Doctoral Research to Benefit At-Risk Teens

Doctoral student Lorraine Barton, M.S.N., B.S.N., RN, compiled a questionnaire to help clinical staff at a non-traditional high school identify social and behavioral issues that can be detrimental to students’ health.
Since earning her M.S.N. in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the School of Nursing, Toni Brent strives to educate her patients on the importance of staying on their medicine in order to control their symptoms.

Alumna Helps Patients Struggling with Mental Illness

Toni Brent, M.S.N., RN, PMHNP-BC, has always been intrigued by the study of the mind—earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology after becoming a registered nurse.
Marisol Breton-Leija, B.S.N., RN, who is an immigrant from Mexico, is conducting her doctoral research on Bexar County’s community of immigrant and refugee mothers.

Helping New Mothers, Infants

During a brief window of opportunity occurring at labor and delivery, nurses can improve or change a woman and her family’s life.

School of Nursing Visionary Leader Awards: Calling for Nominations

The year 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio.
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