School of Public Health COVID-19 Research, Programs and Media

Woman and daughter sit in the post-vaccination waiting area at Fair Park in Dallas.

5 things to keep in mind when comparing Dallas and Denton’s COVID vaccine efforts

It’s easy to be jealous of Denton’s massive inoculation event. But there is a lot of context to keep in mind evaluating the Fair Park and Texas Motor Speedway sites. Dean Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, speaks with the Dallas Morning News about different vaccine distribution methods being tested in Texas—and how they’re all worth exploring.

Reflecting on the coronavirus one year later

Reflecting on the coronavirus one year later

One year ago, on Feb. 5, 2020, Bob Emery, DrPH, School of Public Health faculty member and UTHealth vice president of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, convened and moderated a panel of regional experts on the topic of a dynamic and nascent emergency, the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Dr. Nayak administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Janice Beecham. Photo provided by Parkland Hospital.

UTHealth School of Public Health alumni and Parkland doctor reunites with first patient who survived COVID-19

Robert Beecham credits Dr. Satyam Nayak with helping him beat COVID-19. When it was Beecham’s turn to get the vaccine, Nayak did the honors.

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Cody Duty/UTHealth)

State and local officials emphasize vaccine’s critical role in crushing COVID-19

In one of the Houston neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus, state and local public officials, together with leaders from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas System, gathered at UT Physicians Multispecialty-Jensen on Saturday, Jan. 23, to encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Update: UTHealth moves classes online, effective March 16

Photo of hands on a laptop. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

March 13, 2020

In our ongoing efforts to minimize the potential transmission of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will shift to online and virtual classes, effective Monday, March 16.

UTHealth School of Public Health holds coronavirus expert panel

Image of Scott Patlovitch speaking at the school of public health. A person in personal protective gear needed to serve coronavirus patients sands to the left of him.

February 7, 2020

In response to increasing concerns of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus), public health experts from the southeast Texas region and UTHealth School of Public Health gathered on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to discuss what is known, unknown, and what to anticipate about this new strain of coronavirus.

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