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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.