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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.

Adriana Pérez, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

UTHealth Houston researcher receives NIH subcontract to study effects of integrated palliative care on Parkinson’s, related dementia

As part of a five-year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Adriana Pérez, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin, received a $1.9 million subcontract to determine the scope and drivers of low-value and unequal care for patients with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s disease dementia.





$3 million grant awarded to determine genetic relationships to heart failure in minorities

Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 6, 2022

A $3 million grant to determine how genes affect a person’s risk for heart failure has been awarded to Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. The project is co-led with Vasan Ramachandran, MD, inaugural dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio, which is a partnership of UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio.  








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