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Nearly $4 Million Awarded for Adolescent Cancer Research

Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, were awarded $3,996,163 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop adolescent cancer prevention research. These awards were part of a $100 million grant to continue Texas's initiatives to build cancer research and represent the country's most significant state initiative to combat cancer.  

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School of Public Health Ranked Top 25 Best Public Health School by U.S. News

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health has achieved top 25 ranking among 209 graduate schools of public health, according to the U.S. News & World Report. 

Among publicly-funded institutions offering graduate-level degrees in public health, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health ranks No. 9 nationally, and holds its position as No. 1 in Texas

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The Buzz on Genome Editing

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes such as malaria, Zika, and dengue pose significant global public health concerns. Researchers at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health are responding by launching a novel mosquito vivarium to develop genetic strategies for controlling these diseases.  

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Sarnowski and BU School of Public Health Identify Novel Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Data collected from the study, done in collaboration with Boston University School of Public Health, can inform researchers of specific genetic variants that put people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and tailor future treatment plans. 

Nearly $4 Million Awarded for Adolescent Cancer Research

Headshots of Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, from left to right.

April 12, 2024

Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, were awarded $3,996,163 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop adolescent cancer prevention research. These awards were part of a $100 million grant to continue Texas's initiatives to build cancer research and represent the country's most significant state initiative to combat cancer.  



The Buzz on Genome Editing

Photo of Victor Lopez del Amo sitting in front of microscope in lab.

March 25, 2024

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes such as malaria, Zika, and dengue pose significant global public health concerns. Researchers at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health are responding by launching a novel mosquito vivarium to develop genetic strategies for controlling these diseases.  



MD/MPH: The Perfect Match

Group of students celebrating Match Day.

March 18, 2024

Dual-degree students completing their Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health reached the pinnacle moment they set their sights on when first entering graduate school.



UTHealth Houston and other dementia researchers share strategies for recruiting diverse people with Alzheimer’s disease for clinical trial

UTHealth Houston and other dementia researchers share strategies for recruiting diverse people with Alzheimer’s disease for clinical trial

March 12, 2024

Recruiting diverse people living with dementia and their caregivers, traditionally an unstudied population, was successful through using electronic health records of patients and engagement with their clinicians at health systems, according to an article with co-lead authors from UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.


Springer inducted into Shine Academy

Andrew Springer, DrPH, MPH, with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health has been inducted as a member of the 2024 class of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education.

March 7, 2024

This award is presented to faculty to recognize their excellence in teaching excellence and commitment to enhancing health science education.


Reflecting on Why Representation Matters

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February 20, 2024

"This month serves as a poignant reminder of how the resilience of those who came before us has paved the way for the progress we see today," said Valentine.




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