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Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, LD; Nalini Ranjit, PhD; and Alexandra van den Berg, PhD, MPH, to lead $1.2 million award from American Heart Association.

AHA awards $1.2 million for Food is Medicine research at UTHealth Houston 

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded a cumulative $1.2 million to UTHealth Houston School of Public Health researchers to test the effectiveness of Food is Medicine interventions to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. 

Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD, professor and director of the Center for Health Equity at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

White House Challenge to End Hunger approves UTHealth Houston innovative commitments to Food Is Medicine

Three commitments to improve food security, diet quality, and health outcomes for vulnerable communities, made by UTHealth Houston in partnership with local and national organizations, have been approved as part of the White House Challenge to end Hunger and Build Healthy Communities.

A woman in a lab with instruments. (UTHealth Houston file photo)

UTHealth Houston ranks among best in U.S. in research funding

UTHealth Houston is a national leader in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, according to annual rankings released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

Christopher D. Pfledderer, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo courtesy of Pfledderer)

Study: Using Nutrition Facts labels linked to healthier eating choices among eighth and 11th grade students

Using the Nutrition Facts labels to make food choices is significantly associated with healthy eating among eighth and 11th grade students in Texas, although the proportion of students using nutrition labels to make their food choices is low, according to research from UTHealth Houston.

UTHealth Houston study on seasonality of teen suicidality in JAMA Network Open

Study authors Youngran Kim, PhD, assistant professor at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, and Scott D. Lane, PhD, professor and vice chair for research with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

July 19, 2023

The incidences of teen suicidality including self-harm, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts increased nationally between 2016 and 2021; were at seasonal high peaks in April and October; and were at their lowest when schools were shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research at UTHealth Houston

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on a building that embodies the education, research and practice to keep Texans healthy

Photo of rendering of building with caption UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on $299 million, 10-story new home in the Texas Medical Center. (Image courtesy of SmithGroup)

June 27, 2023

The most prestigious school of public health in the state and fourth-largest in the country, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health will break ground on a 10-story, 350,000-square-foot tower in the Texas Medical Center that underscores the school’s mission of health promotion and disease prevention, sustainable access to affordable health care with improved outcomes, and training the next generation of leaders in public health sciences.

Markham earns prestigious 2023 Piper Professor award

(Photo courtesy of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health)

May 15, 2023

A dedicated educator for more than three decades at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, Christine Markham, PhD, has added the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award to a long list of honors she has received during her tenure.

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