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Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.

The study was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Researchers tested different ways of providing food to families who have limited access to healthy foods. (Photo by Getty Images)

Study finds easy access to produce, resources boosts healthy eating for central Texas kids

Providing caregivers easy access to produce and flexible resources can lead to improvements in kids’ diets in a short time, according to a new study co-authored by researchers with UTHealth School of Public Health together with researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

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COVID-19 antibodies can last up to 500 days after infection

Adults infected with COVID-19 develop circulating antibodies that last for nearly 500 days, according to a new study led by researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health.

The findings were published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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UTHealth Houston researchers awarded over $6 million in CPRIT grants

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded over $6 million to researchers with UTHealth Houston to aid in cancer prevention research. These awards will expand liver cancer prevention to persons experiencing homelessness, facilitate communication about the HPV vaccine, and find therapeutics that can help destroy gastrointestinal cancer cells.

Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms

Photo of a father and son at a Texas CARES event.

August 8, 2022

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.

The study was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.




COVID-19 antibodies can last up to 500 days after infection

Photo of woman getting her blood drawn. (Photo by Getty Images)

May 31, 2022

Adults infected with COVID-19 develop circulating antibodies that last for nearly 500 days, according to a new study led by researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health.

The findings were published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.


UTHealth Houston researchers awarded over $6 million in CPRIT grants

Photo of Jack Tsai, PhD, and Vanessa Schick, PhD, with UTHealth School of Public Health.

March 23, 2022

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded over $6 million to researchers with UTHealth Houston to aid in cancer prevention research. These awards will expand liver cancer prevention to persons experiencing homelessness, facilitate communication about the HPV vaccine, and find therapeutics that can help destroy gastrointestinal cancer cells.





Kymberle Sterling’s research aims to reverse decades of tobacco marketing aimed at minorities, youth

Photo of Kymberle Sterling, DrPH, MPH

February 22, 2022

Kymberle Sterling, DrPH, MPH, has spent her career combating the tobacco industry’s efforts to attract new smokers.

Sterling is something of an anti-marketer, looking for ways to fight tobacco’s marketing efforts to make their products attractive to teens as well as its targeted efforts to sell certain products within minority communities, including African American, Hispanic, and LGTBQ+.


Mena to serve on World Triathlon Sustainability Commission

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February 18, 2022

Kristina Mena, PhD, MSPH, regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health El Paso campus has been appointed to the World Triathlon Sustainability Commission. Mena will serve as a representative of the United States and work in conjunction with USA Triathlon, the national governing body for several multisport events in the U.S. Mena is tasked with the responsibility to develop a plan and creative solutions for the environmental considerations in all policy making and events with key stakeholders and local event organizers.



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