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The Many Faces of UTHealth





Faith's spina bifida was repaired before birth

The “Many Faces of UTHealth” branding campaign has received more than 20 awards, including four from the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), the advertising industry’s largest competition. Its goal was to tell the Houston community the UTHealth story and the impact our doctors, researchers and students have on the health and well-being of those we serve.

In the News

Health problem? A medical device might fix it
Steven Norris, PhD, and the microsurgical lab of Daniel H. Kim, MD, Dongsuk Shin, PhD, and Mark Dannenbaum, MD, were featured in a TMC Pulse story on medical technology.

Preparing for surgery
Carmel Dyer, MD, was on KPRC Radio Fifty+ program this weekend to discuss how to prepare for surgery.

Oil crisis: As prices plunge, Houston launches $2 billion plan to become 'third coast' for biotech
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, was quoted in this International Business News story about the Texas Medical Center's new biotechnology collaborative.

The Q&A: Eric Boerwinkle
In this Texas Tribune Q&A, Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, shared his priorities and plans for his new appointment as incoming dean of the School of Public Health.

In the Spotlight

Spina Bifida Patient Celebrates 3rd Birthday
Picture the bounciest, bubbliest 3-year-old you can imagine. Her songs and dance moves come straight from Beyoncé. She loves bright colors and runs to the mirror to check every outfit. She has the attitude of an actress, the energy of an entertainer and the million-dollar smile of a model.

Children’s Regenerative Medicine Program at UTHealth Medical School
It was a typical Friday night in Houston for Mallory Mayeux on July 5, 2013. She and a friend met for dinner in midtown and were walking to their car about to head home. Without warning, Mallory was struck by a fast moving car and thrown over 50 yards onto the sidewalk. Mallory was quickly taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in very critical condition with a significant head injury and as well as other life-threatening injuries.

Many Faces of UTHealth: An is searching for the next breakthrough drug
If you are looking for someone to help students and postdocs translate their scientific discoveries into new patient treatments, Zhiqiang An, Ph.D., would be your expert.

He’s held management and research positions in major pharmaceutical companies. And when he wasn’t supervising the work of others, An was doing his own research on antibody immune therapies for cancer and infectious diseases.

UTHealth study outlines framework for identifying disease risk in genome sequence
Imagine a day when you visit the doctor’s office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests – cholesterol, glucose and blood count – but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Routine genomic testing is not far away, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

UTHealth experts take part in U.S. Surgeon General’s first youth e-cigarette report
Researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health were the senior scientific editors for the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults, released today.

One University, Six Schools

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School Dean, Dr. Michael Blackburn with a student

MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, a joint graduate educational program with UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, equips the researchers of tomorrow with the knowledge and training to turn discovery into life-saving solutions.

Under the mentorship of leading scientists from both institutions, our graduate students are conducting groundbreaking research in the most promising and relevant fields of biomedical science, including genetics, immunology, stem cell research, neuroscience and cancer biology.

Dr. Adelaide Hebert with a young patient

McGovern Medical School
The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is the sixth largest in the U.S., graduating more than 6,000 physicians since its establishment in 1972. Nearly 70 percent of graduates choose to remain in Texas to continue providing exceptional care throughout the state.

The faculty of the McGovern Medical School comprises today’s medical leaders in their fields—physicians and scientists who are skilled educators, researchers, and clinicians committed to providing quality, compassionate patient care. The McGovern Medical School is also home to more than 20 centers and institutes focusing on the most challenging health-related issues of our time.

Dr. Susan Fenton with a student

School of Biomedical Informatics
The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics educates future scientists and professionals in informatics and health information technology. The first and only school of its kind in the nation, SBMI studies population health using “big data” to identify environmental and behavioral patterns that lead to better disease prevention.

Our faculty and students are working to revolutionize patient safety and care by finding novel ways to capture, integrate, use and display biomedical data, information and knowledge.

A UTHealth dental professor with students

School of Dentistry
Founded in 1905, the UTHealth School of Dentistry was the first dental school in Texas and set the bar for exceptional training in oral health care and research. It continues to lead dental education today by enriching the lives and health of our community and the world through patient care and leading-edge research—our foundation in the pursuit of excellence in education.

The School of Dentistry has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate specialists and serves as a dependable source of quality dental care for patients of all ages in its school-based and mobile clinics.

A Cizik School of Nursing professor with a student

Cizik School of Nursing
Ranked consistently in the top 5 percent in the nation, the UTHealth School of Nursing educates professional nurses as clinicians and scientists, discovers and translates advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and models best practices and innovation in clinical care.

Uniquely positioned to advance the health and well-being within our diverse communities and address the shortage of primary care providers and nurses, we develop tomorrow’s leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

A handful of fresh vegetables

School of Public Health
The UTHealth School of Public Health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities and populations locally and globally through work in human genomics, outcomes research and comparative effectiveness of healthy lifestyle interventions.

With six campuses across the state, the School of Public Health can focus on a range of health challenges and prevention strategies—from obesity, diabetes, abuse and addiction, to infectious disease and cardiovascular disease.

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