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Taking root and branching off

With support from the Investing in Student Futures Scholarship, Yanhong Zhou, PhD ’20, pursued an education at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School and achieved her dream of improving lives in the village where she grew up in Guizhou, China. Through the Many Faces. One Mission. campaign, the scholarship's ripple effect continues to grow, empowering more students like Yanhong.

UTHealth Houston faculty member Herbert DuPont in lecture hall.

Paving paths to eureka

UTHealth Houston sets the stage for legendary eureka moments through lecture series. By exposing our community—from first-year students to tenured faculty and occasionally the public—to new ideas and new research opportunities, lecture series drive innovations and breakthroughs.

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston student Ashley Edgar, RN

Carrying the light

As our looming nursing shortage grows more pressing, nursing education at all levels is integral to ensuring the health of our communities over the coming decades. Scholarship support is empowering Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston student Ashley Edgar, RN, to become a nursing leader who will help alleviate this shortage and deliver exceptional patient care.

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston student Rachel Obimah studying with mentor

A step in the right direction

Long before they set foot in McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Rachel Obimah and Monica Cheng, MD, had something in common: They had early life experiences that inspired a passion for geriatric medicine. Today, both women are gaining expertise in addressing the unique needs of older patients, embodying UTHealth Houston’s commitment to improving Houston’s health.

UTHealth Houston dentists in Mobile Dental Van

One tooth at a time

The ever-widening gap in dental care in our nation results from a socioeconomic barrier dividing those who can afford care from those who have no means or access, particularly in rural communities. For many low-income families, underserved individuals, and medically compromised people in Houston and East Texas, the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van heralds brighter smiles and pain relief.

UTHealth Houston vascular neurologist Sunil Sheth, MD, with patient Rich Majeres

Meeting the moment

In stroke care, the difference between life and death can be the blink of an eye. Without access to prompt diagnosis and treatment, a stroke victim can lose up to two million brain cells per minute. Fueled by philanthropy, UTHealth Houston stroke experts are meeting this moment by harnessing new technologies and data to save and restore lives.

Weathering the storm

Weathering the storm

As COVID-19 gripped the world, a quiet epidemic rippled through communities across the United States: opioid use disorder. While clinic closures, extreme social isolation, and the stress of living in a global health crisis added fuel to the flame of addiction, the Houston Emergency Opioid Engagement System (HEROES) continued its critical work to connect people in need to recovery and treatment services.