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 now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine

To help doctors address the obesity epidemic, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine.


UTHealth study finds that 15 percent of sixth-grade students commit cyber abuse

Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.


UT Physicians launches integrative program for children with complex medical issues

A unique day treatment program for children and adolescents with medical issues complicated by emotional and behavioral challenges opened today at UT Physicians in the Texas Medical Center. The UT Physicians PATH program team is comprised of faculty and staff at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth, 2-1-1 collaboration improves cancer control, prevention outcomes

A partnership that added health navigation services to 2-1-1 call centers helped a significant number of underserved Texans receive cancer control or prevention measures such as Pap tests and smoking cessation help, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UTHealth inaugurates new board chair and welcomes new members to Development Board

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) welcomed six new members to its Development Board during its annual fall board meeting on Oct. 5 at The Houstonian. The new development board members include Brett W. Hogan, Bradley T. Jones, Lawrence J. Pope, Timothy T. Samson, Karl S. Stern and Dancie P. Ware.


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In the Media

Experto explica en qué consite el síndrome del túnel carpiano y a quiénes afecta

Univision Houston Channel 45, 10/15/2016

Jose Arias Berrios, M.D., did a live interview at Univision Houston Channel 45 on the diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.


Death of athletes revives debate over heart screenings

Houston Chronicle, 10/15/2016

John Higgins, M.D., was quoted in a story in the San Antonio Express-News on efforts to screen athletes for cardiac issues.


Flight attendant to black female doctor: ‘We’re looking for actual physicians’

Washington Post, 10/14/2016

Tamika Cross, M.D., was the subject of several stories, including this Washington Post article, about her attempt to assist a passenger on an airline flight.


Black doctor says flight attendant rejected her; Sought 'actual physician'

The New York Times, 10/14/2016

Tamika Cross, M.D.,was included in a New York Times story about Cross' attempt to assist a passenger who was in distress on an airline flight.


Día mundial de la lucha contra la trombosis

Univision Houston Channel 45, 10/13/2016

In observance of World Thrombosis Day, Univision Houston Channel 45 ran a feature story on the condition featuring interviews with Miguel Escobar, M.D., and a patient.


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