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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth mass casualty drill hones skills of next generation of medical professionals

The heat from the fire was intense and the smoke heavy as the reality of the mass casualty scene unfolded before them. Students from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, UTHealth School of Public Health and six other institutions began processing the information as quickly as they could, prioritizing the care of the wounded protestors in the field.


UTHealth celebrates Dr. Red Duke’s legacy in artistic style

In celebration of what would have been the 88th birthday of James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hosted on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the opening of a special art exhibit inspired by the late surgeon and founder of Memorial Hermann Life Flight®. Students, a teacher and administrators from Dr. James H. “Red” Duke Elementary School gathered with family and friends at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth to remember Duke, a longtime medical educator at UTHealth who passed away on Aug. 25, 2015.


Carlos Moreno honored by Spring Branch Community Health Center

Carlos Moreno, M.D., chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been recognized for his contributions to community health by Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC).


Cesar Arias, M.D., Ph.D., takes the lead on multi-institutional superbug research centers

At least 2 million people become infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Family medicine residents organize bike helmet giveaway

Residents in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth organized a bike helmet giveaway at a North Side grade school.


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In the Media

UTHealth disaster drill hones skills of Houston’s next generation of medical professionals

TMC News, 11/28/2016

Elda Ramirez, Ph.D., R.N., Richard Bradley, M.D., Jennifer Laine, M.P.H., and Kevin Schulz, M.D., E.M.T., were included in a TMC News story about the interprofessional UTHealth mass casualty incident training drill.


Houston doctors determined to reduce cervical cancer deaths in Rio Grande Valley

Houston Chronicle, 11/25/2016

Read more in this Houston Chronicle story about how UTHealth's Mobile Clinic in the Valley is partnering with other Texas Medical Center institutions to improve screening and treatment of cervical cancer.


Can a two-dose HPV vaccine boost adherence and lower costs in Texas?

Dallas Morning News, 11/22/2016

Paula Cuccaro, Ph.D., was quoted in this Dallas Morning News story about the optimal number of doses adolescents should receive of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.


What a sweltering Earth and plummeting wildlife populations have in common

Washington Post, 11/22/2016

Yun-Xin Fu, Ph.D., was interviewed by the Washington Post about his newest paper on the rapid population decline among vertebrates in the 19th century.


Kid's got the sniffles? Don't count on getting an antibiotic, doctors say

Houston Chronicle, 11/21/2016

Michael Chang, M.D., was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about pediatricians who are prescribing fewer antibiotics because of concerns over superbugs.


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