Sylvia Hernando became a Community Health Worker (CHW) because she wanted to help others. Hernando had been a stay-at-home mother and was looking to go back to school when she heard about the CHW certification program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
Light switches for neurons have made enormous contributions to brain research by giving investigators access to “on switches” for brain cells. But, finding “off switches” has been much more challenging. Addressing the challenge, biochemists in the Center for Membrane Biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) discovered a new family of light-activated proteins that work as “off switches.”
Ten faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been recognized for teaching excellence by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
A professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was awarded a $5,277,338 grant to establish a facility to help scientists advance their research into anticancer antibodies. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Texas and the United States.
The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.
During a FOX 26 News morning broadcast, Cynthia Chappell, Ph.D., commented on concerns about a pool parasite called Cryptosporidium.
TMC Pulse, 07/01/2015
Sandy Branson, Ph.D., Lisa Boss, Ph.D., Mara Baun, Ph.D., Duck-Hee Kang, Ph.D., and Nikhil Padhye, Ph.D., were included in the TMC Pulse cover story for their research on companion animals.
Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D., and Dean Sittig, Ph.D., were interviewed for an article in iHealthBeat on efforts to make electronic health records more user friendly.
Houston Chronicle, 06/30/2015
Richard Bradley, M.D., was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the City of Sugar Land's emergency medical services.
Houston Chronicle, 06/29/2015
Pioneering work by the late Stanley Schultz, M.D., former dean of the Medical School, was included in a Houston Chronicle editorial.