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UTHealth researcher Vujanovic receives grant for mental health research

Anka A. Vujanovic, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has begun a study examining the effects of post-traumatic stress symptom severity and distress tolerance on psychiatric inpatient treatment.

 

Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice

Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation.

 

Study of companion animals and elderly receives ISAZ Waltham grant

The International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ) recently announced at their annual meeting in Vienna that Sandra M. Branson, Ph.D., R.N., and Lisa Boss, Ph.D., R.N. – both assistant professors at the UTHealth School of Nursing – are the recipients of this year’s $45,000 collaborative research grant. Their award-winning study is titled, “Biobehavioral profiles of attachment to cats in community-dwelling elderly.”

 

UTHealth anesthesiologists bring personalized medicine to Memorial Hermann preoperative clinic

Anesthesiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School are taking personalized medicine into the Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

 

Children’s Learning Institute to improve school readiness by studying different instructional approaches

A total of $7 million in grants received by the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will fund projects to compare the effectiveness of different instructional approaches and learning environments in order to improve the school readiness skills of at-risk preschool children.

 

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In the Media

Changing focus

HealthLeader, 07/23/2014

In this week's HealthLeader, Dr. Deborah Pearson discusses ADHD in adults.

 

Doctors are expanding the notion of what constitutes a concussion

Houston Chronicle, 07/23/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Ian Butler is among the experts quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about concussions.

 

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

USA Today, 07/22/2014

In this USA Today article about genetic ties to schizophrenia, UTHealth's Dr. Consuela Walss-Bass discussed risks associated with the disease.

 

Commercials for prescription drugs do work

KTRH Radio, 07/22/2014

UTHealth's Dr. Eugene Boisaubin was interviewed for this KTRH radio story about the advertisement of prescription drugs.

 

Caffeine kills

KROI Radio, 07/22/2014

An Ohio teenager died after consuming pure, powered caffeine he bought online, and now the FDA is warning people that too much caffeine can kill you. UTHealth's Dr. John Higgins agrees, and he’s particularly concerned about the powdered caffeine linked to this young man’s death.

 

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