Photo of the Children’s Museum of Houston with Paulina and Ivan Eduardo Reyes. Working on a family engagement STEM project, from the left, are the museum’s Cheryl McCallum, Ed.D., and UTHealth’s Trica Zucker, Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Rob Cahill, UTHealth

UTHealth, Children’s Museum are getting children excited about science

November 2, 2018

It is never too early to spark a child’s interest in science and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Children’s Museum of Houston are exploring new strategies to do just that.

Image of, from left: Anna Konovalova, Amy Conaway, Maxie and Heidi B. Kaplan

Making space for everyone in the workplace

October 29, 2018

Deciding on an internship is a pivotal time in any student’s life. It’s a crucial step in determining whether their current field is the right fit, or if an alternate field would better align with their career goals and aspirations.

For Amy Conaway, a double major in English and Biology (specifically Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) at Middlebury College, one additional factor when selecting a summer internship program was to ensure the health and safety of her service dog, Maxie.

Photo of UTHealth neuroscientist Valentin Dragoi, M.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth

UTHealth’s Valentin Dragoi earns third NIH BRAIN award

October 18, 2018

Working to further the understanding of how the brain processes information, Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a three-year, $1.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.


Photo of NASA astronaut/UTHealth alumna Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, M.D. PHOTO CREDIT: NASA

UTHealth alumna aboard space station to link up with alma mater Sept. 27

September 24, 2018

When a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station does a video chat with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) on Thursday, Sept. 27, she should be prepared for questions about how she plans to stay fit, whether she thinks life will be found on another world and how she keeps homesickness at bay during her six-month mission.

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