View instructions for mask requirements, mask removal, and prevention. The FY 2020 schedule includes 15 holidays (a floating holiday is not included this year). Established in 1911, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center aims to improve human health through education, research, clinical care and public service. According to the study he co-authored, the COVID-19-causing coronavirus disguises itself so it can hide inside cells in order to replicate without being detected by the immune system; decoding the coronavirus structure could lead to new antiviral drugs, 08/19/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Luz M. Garcini, ReACH, the Center for Research to Advance Community Health, contributed in a health equity video series of the AMA comments regarding the mental health of health care providers, 08/19/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed for this San Antonio Express-News story, commenting that another hurdle for coronavirus testing is timing; because of the virus’s long incubation period, a person can get the infection at any point after exposure, up to 14 days, making the day they come in for a test too early, 08/17/2020 | 4:30 pm | Dr. Luz Garcini, ReACH Center/Research to Advance Community Health, speaks to the audience of Reform Austin regarding how to get help while grieving during the pandemic, 08/17/2020 | 4:30 pm | Dr. Fred Campbell, Hospital & General Medicine, continues his service as a regular guest expert addressing myriad questions related to COVID-19 on the radio program Texas Standard, produced in the state capital in collaboration with Texas Public Radio San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media, 08/17/2020 | 4:30 pm | Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, Institute for Health Promotion Research, is quoted within an editorial of the San Antonio Express-News, pointing out that the connecting of racism and public health is a relatively new trend and one that has met with some resistance, 08/14/2020 2 pm | Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, spoke about face shields, vaccines and testing to KSAT 12 audiences during the TV news program’s Q&A, 8/13/20202 | 4:45 pm | Dr. Alvaro Moreira, Pediatrics, spoke to Newsweek about the possible causes of the summertime spike in COVID-19 cases in children: one, children must provide proof they are coronavirus-free before they can attend summer camps and daycare centers and, two, families may be seeking tests reacting to news of a dangerous and life-threatening complication of COVID-19 in children known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, 08/13/2020 | 4:45 pm | Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, participated in an hour-long, live interview for the Texas Public Radio program, The Source, handling a multiplicity of questions regarding COVID-19 including topics as masks, myths and morbidity, 08/13/2020 | 4:45 pm | Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, is interviewed by WINK News, Naples/Ft Myers, on her leading efforts to open the first COVID-19 recovery clinic to help fight long-term effects of fatigue, headaches, joint pains and inability to exercise in the survivors, 08/13/2020 | 4:45pm | Dr. Tom Patterson, Infectious Diseases, is featured on the front page of the Business section of the San Antonio Express-News about our being, along with our partner, University Hospital, one of the first sites in the nation to begin the third phase of clinical trials for remdesivir, an experimental COVID-19 treatment; remdesivir is being tested in combination with a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for multiple sclerosis, 08/12/2020 | 5:00 pm | Dr. Fred Campbell, General & Hospital Medicine, a former athlete at Roosevelt high school in San Antonio, spoke about the risks of COVID-19 to high school football players to KSAT 12 TV, 08/12/2020 | 5:00 pm | Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, is interviewed by News 4 San Antonio on her leading efforts to open the first COVID-19 recovery clinic to help fight long-term effects in the survivors, 08/12/2020 | 5:00 pm | Dr. Fred Campbell, General & Hospital Medicine, shared his views and health information with the KENS 5 TV audience on whether college football should be played this season, 08/12/2020 | 5:00 pm | Stacy Ogbeide, Family & Community Medicine, spoke as part of the Texas Public Radio podcast “Petrie Dish” on depression in connection with the pandemic, discussing why you feel how you feel, and what happens inside your body when you start to feel overwhelmed: comments begin at 5ive-minute mark, 08/11/2020 | 4:00 pm | Dr. Steven Pliszka, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, shared with Fox 29 the dangers of too much social media, that has occurred as a result of our current need to social distance, and urged taking breaks from the screen, no matter how hard it may be, 08/11/2020 | 4:00 pm | Dr. Steven Pliszka, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, shared with News 4 San Antonio the dangers of too much social media, that has occurred as a result of our current need to social distance, and urged taking breaks from the screen, no matter how hard it may be, 08/11/2020 | 4:00 pm | Dr. Anoop Nambiar, Pulmonology, spoke during a News 4 San Antonio broadcast warning of long-term health effects of COVID-19 on its survivors; he indicated that there’s a 20 percent chance anyone with COVID-19 could be hospitalized and a five to ten percent chance that patient could end up in critical care, 08/11/2020 | 3:30 pm | Dr. Tom Patterson, Infectious Diseases, spoke to KSAT 12 TV audiences about the drug remdesivir now entering the third phase of clinical trials at University Hospital, keeping us on the cutting edge of the battle against COVID-19. Dr. Campgell discussed several topics including why flu vaccines appear to be so much less effective than the COVID-19 vaccine, 12/07/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, participated in a KSAT 12 Q&A on Thursday, Dec. 3, saying that San Antonio health care workers and first responders will be among the first to get Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, 12/07/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Tess Barton, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, participated in a KSAT 12 “Parenting in a Pandemic” livestream on Friday, Dec. 4, commenting that COVID-19 testing should be limited to children who have symptoms, 12/01/2020 | 10 am | Dr. Jason Schillerstrom, Psychiatry, gave News 4 San Antonio viewers helpful advice on how to encourage elders who may not be able to join in family celebrations this year due to their high risk of getting COVID-19, 12/01/2020 | 10 am | Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, provided KSAT 12 audiences important explanations of the two new COVID-19 vaccines, quelling fear with information, 12/01/2020 | 10 am | Long School of Medicine student Mitch Parma and School of Nursing student Talice Nieto were interviewed by KSAT 12 to discuss their perspectives on graduating during a pandemic; both report that they are ready and eager to help their colleagues in the field and are among approximately 500 medical and nursing graduates this month from UT Health San Antonio, 12/01/2020 | 10 am | Dr. Maria Saldiva, School of Nursing, Wellness 360, joined the National Nurses Organizing Committee’s Texas division and other organizations in asking that lawmakers improve working conditions for health care workers as the COVID-19 crisis continues, 12/01/2020 | 10 am | Dr. Tess Barton, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is quoted in a San Antonio Express-News story about how to talk to children about Santa Claus during the coronavirus pandemic and recommends skipping the mall Santa this year, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Fred Campbell, Hospital & General Medicine, discusses with Spectrum News that Pfizer’s vaccine showed good effectiveness in a study and that he was a vaccine trial participant, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. William Henrich, president, UT Health San Antonio, offers readers of the Beaumont Enterprise his warning that traveling (in planes, buses, trains) when in a closed setting, where breathing is re-circulated, is risky, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. William Henrich, president, UT Health San Antonio, offers readers of the Houston Chronicle his warning that traveling (in planes, buses, trains) when in a closed setting, where breathing is re-circulated, is risky, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. William Henrich, president, UT Health San Antonio, offers readers of the Laredo Morning Times his warning that traveling (in planes, buses, trains) when in a closed setting, where breathing is re-circulated, is risky, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez, Rehabilitation Medicine, spoke to News 4 audiences about the use of a state registry to track those who receive the COBID-19 vaccine, 11/25/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer, contributed to UT Health San Antonio’s community-service media blitz via a KSAT 12 TV news story warning about the issues to be faced following Thanksgiving and the holiday’s large gatherings of friends and families indoors, 11/24/2020 | 4 pm | Dr. William Henrich, president, UT Health San Antonio, offers readers of the San Antonio Express-News his warning that traveling (in planes, buses, trains) when in a closed setting, where breathing is re-circulated, is risky, 11/24/2020 | 4 pm | As a result of publicity efforts of UT Health San Antonio, this story ran on Telemundo 60 with suggestions for getting through the Thanksgiving holiday safely, 11/24/2020 | 4 pm | Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by News 4 San Antonio on the fact that some COVID-19 patients don’t believe the virus is real even when hospitalized with it, 11/24/2020 | 4 pm | Dr. Stacy Ogbeide, Family and Community Medicine, and Dr. Luz Garcini, Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center, told audiences of News 4 San Antonio that health experts emphasize the need for more minorities in vaccine trials, as immune systems vary in individuals, 11/24/2020 | 4 pm |Dr. If you have any questions about any of the events or activities, please contact your campus directly. 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Here is a link to an earlier post, 01/08/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Barbara Taylor, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by Univision TV about the launch of the Novavax vaccine clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio and clinical partner University Health; 500 San Antonians are needed for this two-year COVID-19 vaccine study, 01/08/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Barbara Taylor, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by KSAT 12 TV about the launch of the Novavax vaccine clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio and clinical partner University Health; 500 San Antonians are needed for this two-year COVID-19 vaccine study, 01/08/2020 | 5 pm | Dr. Barbara Taylor, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by KENS 5 TV about the launch of the Novavax vaccine clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio and clinical partner University Health; 500 San Antonians are needed for this two-year COVID-19 vaccine study, 01/07/2020 | 5:30 pm | Dr. Robert Leverence, chief medical officer, UT Health Physicians, contributed to this KENS 5 TV story that was propagated by MSN regarding the current COVID-19 surge, the possibility of field hospitals in Bexar County and how we are creating more bed capacity, 01/06/2020 | 6 pm | The health care workers of UT Health San Antonio are afforded sincere thanks in a video tribute by David Chancellor of News 4 San Antonio, augmented by comments from Drs. 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78229. 07/13/20 | 2:00 pm | Dr. Thomas Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed for a CNN story about the supply of the COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir, 07/13/20 | 2:00 pm | Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mays Cancer Center Director, contributes to The Cancer Letter’s ongoing coverage of COVID-19’s impact on oncology, 07/13/20 | 2:00 pm | Dr. Fred Campbell, General & Hospital Medicine, answers listeners’ COVID-19 questions on Texas Standard, a program of Texas Public Radio that broadcasts across the state, 07/10/20 | 11:30 am | Dr. Ruth Berggren spoke to KSAT 12’s audience, asking the public to remain vigilant as the COVID peak is projected to remain for a few weeks and urging parents to be engaged with their children’s schools and PTAs as the time nears for on-site classes resume, 07/10/20 | 11:30 am | Dr. Fred Campbell, General & Hospital Medicine, was a guest on KTSA’s Jack Riccardi Show discussing included concerns that COVID-19 may stay in the air as an aerosol for longer than was originally thought and the push to reopen schools, 07/10/20 | 11:30 am | Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mays Cancer Center director, and Dr. Ramon Cancino, Primary Care Center director, weigh in on how the pandemic will affect the future of education and health care in San Antonio Magazine.