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Photo of Lara Savas, PhD, lead researcher on the study and associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health.

New clinic-based study shows a program created by UTHealth Houston researchers can improve HPV vaccination rates among youth

A program for clinic systems created by researchers at UTHealth Houston called the Adolescent Vaccination Program (AVP) has proven to be effective at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescents according to a new study published in Vaccines.

Adriana Pérez, PhD, MS, professor of biostatistics and data science at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Link between e-cigarette use and early age of asthma onset in U.S. adults found through UTHealth Houston research

A significant link between the use of electronic cigarettes and earlier age of asthma onset in U.S. adults was reported by UTHealth Houston researchers today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.

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Firefighters may be at an increased risk of urological cancers, study finds

Biomarkers in the urine of firefighters after battling a blaze suggest an increased risk of developing urological cancers, according to new research led by UTHealth Houston.  

Headshots of Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, from left to right.

Nearly $4 Million Awarded for Adolescent Cancer Research

Assistant Professor Paula Cuccaro, PhD; Professor Ross Shegog, PhD; and Associate Professor Lara Savas, PhD, were awarded $3,996,163 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop adolescent cancer prevention research. These awards were part of a $100 million grant to continue Texas's initiatives to build cancer research and represent the country's most significant state initiative to combat cancer.  

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.


El Paso’s UTHealth Houston Center for Community Health Impact to partner on USDA Regional Food Business Center

Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP, will lead the evaluation, assessment, and advocacy team for the Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

May 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 12 applicants that will each establish a Regional Food Business Center. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Center for Community Health Impact has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and other Texas and New Mexico organizations to lead the Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center over the next five years.








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