Not only is Suman Shrestha, PhD ’22, grateful for the Marilyn and Frederick R. Lummis, Jr., MD, Fellowship that helped make his education possible, he plans to one day ensure others have access to medical physics training, even in far-reaching locations.
Depression and anxiety often follow in the wake of a stroke—and it can affect both survivors and their caregivers. Nurse-researcher Jennifer E. S. Beauchamp, PhD, RN, and her team at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston are determining if an interactive virtual environment can increase social support and connectedness to improve mental health.
With more than a million Americans facing the challenges that Parkinson’s disease brings—from uncontrollable tremors to difficulty walking and talking, the research Mya C. Schiess, MD, is doing to slow the disease’s progression holds the potential for life-altering impact.
As a high school student, Skyler Howell, MD, ’21, saw how a knee replacement surgery transformed his father’s life by restoring his mobility.
Vulnerable populations without access to oral health care suffer the consequences every day, from tooth decay to undetected oral cancer. To address this critical issue, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry conducts a broad range of community outreach programs serving uninsured, low-income families and individuals.
From epilepsy to spinal cord damage, many of the most severe neurological conditions begin with malfunctioning brain networks.
The George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management prepares students to meet the health needs of our communities while addressing the ever-changing facets of the health care system.
Artificial hearts can save lives for patients with end-stage heart failure, but they often bring their own life-threatening complications, such as a risk of stroke, infection, or rehospitalization.
With depression, life itself becomes a Herculean effort. Its smothering weight can transform even simple tasks—like getting dressed or making lunch—into seemingly impossible feats, draining happiness from the present and hope from the future.
The vast amount of health data created every day in the United States holds hidden solutions to treating disease, reducing medical errors, and lowering health care costs. Faculty and students at UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics work to unlock these secrets.
While telemedicine may seem to offer the best of both worlds—access to health experts without having to leave home—every new technology has its growing pains.
Dedicated to solving the mysteries of how strokes alter the function of the brain on a molecular level to improve treatments, Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, has discovered that sex impacts stroke response and outcomes.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed the start of The Jane and Robert Cizik Endowed Lecture Series at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, but it did not dim the enthusiasm for these valuable presentations or the quality of information presented.
Improving a child’s early learning environment can pave the way for greater success at school and in life, and the Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston offers a free collection of materials through CLI Engage to help ensure this solid foundation.