In the UTHealth Newsroom

Dr. William Margolin named distinguished lecturer for microbiology

William Margolin, Ph.D,  professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been selected to serve as a distinguished lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).


UTHealth’s Dr. Philip Orlander recognized by diabetes association

Philip Orlander, M.D., director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been named the 2014 Physician of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).


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.”


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In the Media

Houston professor plays pivotal role in Americans with Disabilities Act

Fox 26 News, 07/25/2014

The contributions of UTHealth's Lex Frieden to the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 are highlighted in this story by FOX 26 News journalist Ashley Johnson.


Prohiben fumar en parques y bibliotecas

Univision Houston Channel 45, 07/25/2014

In this  story about a new measure to ban smoking in Houston parks and libraries, UTHealth pediatrician Dr. Lynnette Mazur described the health effects of smoking: 


Houston is home to the nation's first mobile stroke unit

Houston Public Media, 07/24/2014

Stephanie Parker, program manager for the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit, was interviewed for this Houston Public Media radio segment.


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.


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