The department's mission is to "find a cure for diseases of the brain."
Plans revealing a psychiatric facility centered around light and nature were unveiled today for the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, a joint project of the Texas State Health and Human Services Commission and UTHealth.
During a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 8, four distinguished scholars who have demonstrated longstanding excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and clinical care received the top honor awarded by UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD.
New research could open up novel ways to treat a severe inherited dwarfing condition called pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH).
A $15 million home designed to foster technology innovation and collaboration in biomedical science discovery, health care delivery, and disease prevention will open its doors in January to students, faculty, and staff from UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.
The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded $4.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences for programs to further the institute's commitment to helping children realize their full potential.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will be part of a new genome center, one of just three created nationally with $28.6 million in funding from the All of Us Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received funding through a public/private partnership for the first-ever clinical trial investigating a stem cell therapy for early treatment and prevention of complications after severe traumatic injury. The proposed Phase 2 trial is underwritten with $2 million from the Medical Technology Consortium (MTEC) and $1.5 million from Memorial Hermann Foundation.
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs.
The first-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating the behavioral health needs of military veterans and their families, the UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center has opened its doors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
With the first $6 million in state funds approved by the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the construction of a psychiatric hospital in Houston, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will oversee construction of a continuum of care campus for behavioral health that addresses a critical need in Texas.
For the eighth time, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been recognized as a Top Workplace, according to a survey published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Houston Chronicle.
Tracy McGrady entered the NBA straight from high school at the age of 18, a feat only a handful of players had been able to do previously. Teams were excited about his skills, basketball IQ and youth, but because of back problems, he was only projected to play four to five years. His health was a major concern for teams, except one – the Toronto Raptors.
Picture the bounciest, bubbliest 3-year-old you can imagine. Her songs and dance moves come straight from Beyoncé. She loves bright colors and runs to the mirror to check every outfit. She has the attitude of an actress, the energy of an entertainer and the million-dollar smile of a model.
It was a typical Friday night in Houston for Mallory Mayeux on July 5, 2013. She and a friend met for dinner in midtown and were walking to their car about to head home. Without warning, Mallory was struck by a fast moving car and thrown over 50 yards onto the sidewalk. Mallory was quickly taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in very critical condition with a significant head injury and as well as other life-threatening injuries.
If you are looking for someone to help students and postdocs translate their scientific discoveries into new patient treatments, Zhiqiang An, Ph.D., would be your expert.
He’s held management and research positions in major pharmaceutical companies. And when he wasn’t supervising the work of others, An was doing his own research on antibody immune therapies for cancer and infectious diseases.
Imagine a day when you visit the doctor’s office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests – cholesterol, glucose and blood count – but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Routine genomic testing is not far away, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Each year, as many as 500,000 people worldwide suffer spinal cord injuries, according to the World Health Organization. In the time it takes cars to collide, a person can suffer a serious spine injury. Thanks to advances in care, doctors can sometimes repair the damage.
Pramod Dash, Ph.D., works on long-term memory formation and is the principal investigator of the Dash Lab in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. The laboratory explores the molecular mechanisms contributing to working memory, short-term memory and long-term memory and the relationships between each type.
The largest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) program in the country is at UTHealth School of Dentistry. Mark E. Wong, D.D.S., and his colleagues have enjoyed accomplishments in a number of areas, but there is always more to endeavor.
“We believe that past success lives in the past, nothing should be taken for granted,” said Wong. “A sense of insecurity breeds hard work and greater commitment.”
HOUSTON – (June 14, 2016) - The “Many Faces of UTHealth” campaign launched by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received more than 20 awards, including four from the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), the advertising industry’s largest competition.
Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), believes he has the most talented and dedicated team in the state and beyond. In 2015, HCPC was named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.
At the second annual UTHealth LIVE! event held on Tuesday, May 24 at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) thanked its donors and partners for helping surpass $110 million in philanthropy since September 2015.
For her capstone project in graduate school, Angela Ross, D.N.P., M.P.H., was tasked with redesigning the pain management process in a large, outpatient clinic. Despite the limited amount of evidence-based literature on outpatient pain management, Ross was able to identify areas for performance improvement. This is one of many examples of Ross using data to address a health challenge.
Deborah Jones, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., believes the climate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing is perfect for innovative thinkers and people who have the desire and drive to make impactful contributions to health care.