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Jennifer Deegan joins UTHealth’s Governmental Relations team

Jennifer Deegan has been named the associate vice president for the Office of Governmental Relations at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 


UTHealth researchers find up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.


Playing violent video games related to depression in preadolescent youth

Preadolescent youth who play violent video games for a significant amount of time each day are at greater risk for depression, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) released Monday in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.


Scientists discover new regulatory component in infectious bacterium

The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and University of Maryland, College Park, in the journal Science.


Nine UTHealth faculty members honored with Regents’ teaching award

Nine faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes those who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.


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In the Media

Childhood habits set in infancy, studies suggest

New York Times, 09/02/2014

"We don't do a very good job of teaching parents about good nutrition in infancy," Deanna Holescher, Ph.D., R.D., said in this New York Times article about childhood diet habits.


80 millones de adultos padecen de presión arterial alta

Univision Houston Channel 45, 08/30/2014

UTHealth's Robert Velarde, M.D., discussed the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure in this interview with Univision Houston Channel 45 news anchor Rebecca Suarez.


Too much salt, or not enough?

New York Times, 08/28/2014

In a letter to the New York Times editor, UTHealth's Roberta Ness, M.D., M.P.H., weighed in on the debate of salty food.


Do video games make kids saints or psychopaths?

Healthline, 08/28/2014

UTHealth researcher Susan Tortolero, Ph.D., was quoted in this Healthline story about how video games influence children.


Houstonians consider master plan for development

Houston Public Media, 08/27/2014

Elizabeth Leass, a graduate student at the UTHealth School of Public Health, is quoted in this Houston Public Media story about a master plan for developing Houston.


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