James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D., renowned surgeon, medical educator and Texas icon, passed away today surrounded by family and friends. He was age 86.
The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control these switches.
A space test conducted by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and NASA helps explain why some astronauts may have increased risk of infections following missions.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School has been named one of two founding research partners for the new National Institute on Elder Financial Exploitation (NIEFE) launched by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA).
Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Oct. 1 - 4 in Boston.
Billy Gill, M.D., was interviewed by New York Times reporter William Grimes for a story about the lasting impact of James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D., on the field of medicine.
KPRC-TV Channel 2, 08/26/2015
Michelle McNutt, M.D., was quoted in a KPRC-TV Channel 2 story about Duke's spirituality. As an ordained minister, Duke presided over the wedding of McNutt and fellow surgeon Billy Gill, M.D.
UTHealth President Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., was quoted in a story by CNN about the passing of beloved surgeon, teacher and patient advocate James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D.
KTRK-TV Channel 13, 08/25/2015
Richard Andrassy, M.D., was quoted in a KTRK-TV Channel 13 story about James H. "Red" Duke Jr,, M.D.
Houston Chronicle, 08/25/2015
Charles Cox, M.D., and Billy Gill, M.D., were included in a video that accompanied the Houston Chronicle story about James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D.