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UTHealth hosts emergency preparedness drill for public health officials

A student from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) organized and led a public health emergency response drill today involving approximately 100 people from hospital systems, law enforcement, media, public health departments and other entities involved in emergency preparedness and response.


UTHealth awarded $3.5 million to develop treatments for extremely lethal cancers

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $3,481,666 by the State of Texas to develop innovative treatments for several of the most lethal types of cancer including pancreatic, colon and lung.


UTHealth research: Mental health care lacking in state and federal prisons

A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. 


Code Red Task Force recommends plan to increase Texans’ access to health insurance

A Texas-sized prescription is needed to expand health insurance coverage for residents of the Lone Star state and to prevent the loss of billions of dollars in federal assistance for the state, says a report released Wednesday by the Code Red Task Force.


UTHealth research: Children’s High Risk Clinic reduces serious illness by 55 percent and decreases costs by $10,000 per child per year among chronically ill children

High-risk children with chronic illness who received comprehensive care at a special clinic staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), had a dramatic reduction in serious illnesses as documented in a study published in the December 24/31 issue of JAMA. These benefits are the greatest identified to date for medical homes for patients in any age group. 


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In the Media

Coming up for air

HealthLEADER, 01/22/2015

Richard Castriotta, M.D.; Michael Blackburn, Ph.D.; and Bela Patel, M.D., are featured in this HealthLEADER story on treating lung conditions that cause shortness of breath.


Scientists say it's time to talk about designer babies

KTRH Radio, 01/22/2015

Eugene Boisaubin, M.D., commented on genetic engineering in this KTRH Radio story.


UTHealth announces plans to match funds raised during winter reception

Houston Chronicle, 01/21/2015

The winter reception hosted by UTHealth President Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., to thank the Development Board was the focus of this Houston Chronicle story.


UTHealth president toasts major supporters at Tony's for stellar fundraising efforts

CultureMap, 01/20/2015

CultureMap has a story about a reception hosted by Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., to thank generous UTHealth supporters.


Study: Modest incentives help smokers quit

Houston Chronicle, 01/20/2015

Houston Chronicle medical reporter Todd Ackerman interviewed Darla Kendzor, Ph.D., about a new study that investigated using financial incentives to reduce smoking rates in low-income populations.


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