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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

Portraits of the two 2022 Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award Recipients. (Graphic by UTHealth Houston)

Hanneman, Springer recognized as preeminent educators by UT System Board of Regents

Andrew Springer, DrPH, and Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN, were among the 14 recipients of the esteemed award for 2022.

UTHealth Houston associate professor aims to improve people’s lives in hometowns like her own

Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD, pictured with her husband, Troy, and stepdaughters, Abigail and Coral. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD).

October 12, 2021

San Diego, Texas is a quiet two-stoplight town with a strong history in agriculture, ranching, and oil and gas. It’s the kind of place where neighbors know neighbors, and people look out for one another. It’s also a place where health disparities are visible, and the hometown of Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, PhD, an associate professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).


UTHealth awarded nearly $10 million for public health informatics workforce development program

Photo of UTHealth building.

October 7, 2021

In order to develop a talent pipeline with individuals from diverse backgrounds in public health and data science to address future public health response, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has been awarded a nearly $10 million cooperative agreement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).


CPRIT grant awarded to train new cancer prevention researchers

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program directors.

October 1, 2021

An innovative program that aims to increase the number of cancer prevention scientists and boost cancer health equity across the state led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has been awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). 





New grant to help advance Alzheimer's disease research

A $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help investigators with UTHealth advance Alzheimer's disease research. (Photo by Getty Images)

July 29, 2021

A five-year, nearly $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow investigators with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics to use artificial intelligence (AI) to advance Alzheimer’s disease research.




Infectious disease experts weigh in on how to plan a safe family vacation this summer

Catherine Troisi, PhD, poses for a photo with her grandchildren taken during their last family vacation in 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Troisi is looking forward to visiting again this summer. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Troisi, PhD).

June 7, 2021

After spending 18 long months avoiding people to slow the spread of COVID-19 and carrying the accompanying stress resulting from a global pandemic, a vacation sounds like an excellent way to wind down. But for parents of children who are not eligible to receive a vaccine, jumping in the car or jetting away on an airplane is not so easy. Infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) share some tips to help families plan a safe vacation for the whole household.



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