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Brownsville Researchers Recipients of Reviewer’s Choice Award, American Society of Human Genetics, for Cameron County Hispanic Cohort

Hispanic communities tend to be understudied in genetics research, and the cohort addresses this absence by studying the surrounding Mexican American population in this area.

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All for Them HPV vaccination project expands life-saving reach across Texas

Since 2017, nearly 5,000 children have received at least one life-saving vaccine through All for Them. 

Blanca I. Restrepo, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science at UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville Campus

Resurgence of Tuberculosis puts Restrepo's Research in the Spotlight

Restrepo's research shows that the community at the Texas-Mexico border has among the highest prevalence of type 2 Diabetes among tuberculosis patients worldwide.

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UTHealth researchers discover boys born with hypospadias were 5.8 times more likely to have a congenital heart defect

This collaboration between researchers from UTHealth School of Public Health, along with the UAMS, BCM, and Texas Department of State Health Services, determined that hypospadias, which affects 1 out of 200 boys born in the U.S., co-occurs with CHDs.


Emery designated as a ‘legend’ by national campus safety organization

Emery designated as a ‘legend’ by national campus safety organization

July 18, 2022

Emery, known on campus and by his peers as “Safety Bob,” attains such status by meeting certain criteria. CSHEMA members must have more than 25 years of experience in their field, and they must share their insights on leadership, management, safety policy, and career path with others.


Linder appointed to Board of Environmental Change and Society (BECS) of the National Academy of Sciences

Stephen H. Linder, PhD, professor with the Department of Management, Policy, and Community Health, appointment to the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) of the National Academy of Sciences

July 12, 2022

The National Academy of Sciences is one of three National Academies, including the Academies of Engineering, and of Medicine, chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1863 to provide independent scientific advice to Congress and the Federal government.  It is the nation’s premier source of scientific guidance for government, conducting expert consultations, consensus studies, roundtables and workshops to report on the state of the science, principally at the request of policymakers.


Fernandez Elected to Global Implementation Society Board of Directors

Maria E. Fernandez. PhD

July 7, 2022

María E. Fernández, PhD, the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professorship in Public Health and Director of Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, was recently elected to the Global Implementation Society (GIS) Board of Directors, joining an esteemed cohort of internationally recognized leaders in implementation science.







A Brief History and Observance of Juneteenth

honoring juneteenth - a defining moment in american history. Black Family

June 8, 2022

With deep roots in the Texas landscape, Juneteenth serves as a day of celebration of the African-American Culture and the observance of the emancipation of slaves.



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