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UT Physicians and Brighter Bites help bring a variety of fruits and vegetables to families to improve their health. (Photo by Brighter Bites)

New clinic program adds colorful bites for brighter futures

Have you ever tried a chocolate tomato or purchased a vibrant pink dragon fruit?

These exotic-sounding fruits and vegetables are part of a unique pilot study at two UT Physicians clinics that offers prescriptions for free produce in an effort to improve dietary behaviors in children.

Group photo of the 2021 President's Scholar Awardees. (Photo by Jacob Power Photography)

2021 President’s Scholar Awards: Four receive UTHealth Houston’s most distinguished award

Three faculty members who have demonstrated longstanding excellence in areas of teaching, research, and clinical care, and another recognized for overall exemplary dedication and service, received top honors from UTHealth Houston President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Photo of Ryan Suk, PhD, who led research revealing racial and regional disparities in incidences of Koposi's scarcoma. (Photo by Nathan Jeter/UTHealth Houston)

UTHealth Houston researchers analyze cancer discrepancies among young Black men in the South

Research shows that incidences of Kaposi’s sarcoma among people living with HIV have fallen significantly over the past two decades, but a new evaluation of data led by researchers at UTHealth Houston highlights a significant disparity among one particular demographic – young Black men in the American South.

Brad Cannell, PhD, MPH, an associate professor at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

$5.9 million awarded to adapt elder abuse screening tool for home-based primary care

A five-year, $5.9 million grant will allow researchers at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health to address the need for effective and efficient elder mistreatment screening in primary care – particularly for older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related

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.

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