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UTHealth Houston holds inaugural joint commencement ceremonies

On two Sundays in May 2021, UTHealth Houston celebrated two joint commencement ceremonies at Minute Maid Park to congratulate more than 1,400 students as they set off to begin their professional post-graduation journeys.

UTHealthCares cares for the community

UTHealthCares continues mission of service through community distribution event

While the pandemic prompted numerous changes in the way UTHealth Houston students interact in classrooms and volunteer in extracurricular activities, UTHealthCares, a student-led organization involving all six UTHealth Houston schools, continued its commitment to the Eastex/Jensen community.

Nnaemeka Okafor, MD, MS ’11

Conversation with an alumnus

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics alumnus Nnaemeka Okafor, MD, MS ’11, reflects on his educational journey, career, and adventure through life.

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Paying it forward to pave the path

As the demand for health professionals—from physicians to dentists to nurses to researchers to public health experts—continues to rise, the Many Faces. One Mission. fundraising campaign sets the stage to bolster the health care workforce at a pivotal moment. Read how alumni from across UTHealth Houston are paving the way for our students to follow in their footsteps.

Annie Steinhauser, MSN ’21, RN, PCCN

Cizik School of Nursing student leader creates COVID-19 resources

Annie Steinhauser, MSN ’21, RN, PCCN, who recently earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, was on the frontlines at the beginning of the pandemic. Her experience positioned her to help the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) COVID-19 task force develop educational materials about the virus.

UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Recipients

McGovern Medical School names 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston named Arnold dela Cruz Paulino, MD ’89, and Greg Swanson, MD ’85, as its 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients.

Alumnus John J. Kopchick, PhD, and his wife, Charlene.

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School 2021 Kopchick Fellows

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences announced the 2021 recipients of the Dr. John J. and Charlene Kopchick Fellowships, which are funded through a generous endowment established by alumnus John J. Kopchick, PhD, and his wife, Charlene.

SBMI awarded research training grant

School of Biomedical Informatics professor earns $4 million research training grant

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics faculty member Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS, received a grant from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). In addition to supporting his research training project, the award allows the school to launch its first fellowship training program.

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry celebrates 10th year at 7500 Cambridge Street

In 2022, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry celebrates its 10th year at the corner of Cambridge Street and East Road. The 300,000-square-foot, six-story building was dedicated June 8, 2012.

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School of Public Health Community Health Practice ranked best doctoral program

UTHealth School of Public Health’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Community Health Practice was named as the best community health promotion and education doctorate program in the U.S. by