UTHealth is at the forefront of obesity prevention, research and treatment and its faculty members have developed community, education and technology-based obesity intervention programs that have worldwide impact.
From natural disasters to public health emergencies and other crises, the importance of being prepared for an emergency situation cannot be overstated. UTHealth is your go-to resource for information on disaster preparedness.
From trying to create new cartilage in the laboratory to clinical trials for patients with traumatic brain injury and stroke, scientists and physicians at UTHealth are leading the way in stem cell research.
At UTHealth, researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give children with developmental disorders the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.
Researchers and practitioners at UTHealth are working to study, treat and diagnose conditions affecting the aging population. The Center on Healthy Aging is dedicated to geriatric care.
Clinicians and researchers from across the campus of UTHealth strive to discover breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating neurobehavioral disorders, including mood disorders and addiction.
From stem cell research to cutting-edge rehabilitation treatment, UTHealth physicians and researchers are finding new ways to treat traumatic brain injury, which affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year.

In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth faculty members recognized by UT System for teaching excellence

HOUSTON – (Aug. 16, 2016) – The University of Texas System Board of Regents has awarded its highest honor in recognition of teaching excellence to seven exceptional educators at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth researchers create health curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native youth

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have developed a culturally appropriate, online sexual health curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, adapted from It’s Your Game…Keep it Real, an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.


UTHealth research focuses on helping caregivers of bipolar patients

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are studying how different strategies such as group psychoeducation or mobile health technology can help maintain or improve the well-being of caregivers for individuals with bipolar disorder.


UTHealth School of Nursing students learn leadership skills through Argentine tango

The second floor of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing is typically where nursing students gather for lunch or for a quick break in between classes. However, three times a semester, it’s where some students meet up to learn the art of Argentine tango.


The smallest of patients

On January 24, 2013, Iris Vega-Figueroa’s life changed completely.That’s the day she gave birth to her twin girls, Iris and Geraldine.


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In the Media

Tratamiento y prevención del dolor lumbar

Univision Houston Channel 45, 08/20/2016

Sebastian Herrera, M.D., discussed the diagnosis and treatment of back pain in this interview with Rebecca Suarez, a news anchor for Univision Houston Channel 45.


Life Flight: Saving lives for 40 years

Houston Chronicle, 08/18/2016

Megan Geloneck, M.D., discussed the importance of back-to-school eye exams with Melissa Wilson, an anchor with FOX 26 News.


Yellow fever is latest world health threat

KTRH Radio, 08/18/2016

Charles Ericsson, M.D., was interviewed by KTRH Radio about a yellow fever outbreak in Africa.


A few things Houston invented

Houston Chronicle, 08/17/2016

The UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit was included in a Houston Chronicle story of "firsts" in the country.


Harris County and Justice Department battle over claims of ADA non-compliance at polling places

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 08/16/2016

On Houston Matters, the noontime talk show of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, disability rights champion Lex Frieden discussed voting accommodations for people with disabilities.


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