In the UTHealth Newsroom

Scientist reflects on teachers’ influence, strives to give back

As Cameron Jeter, Ph.D., spoke to some 30 high school teachers on biomarkers of traumatic brain injury at a UTHealth-hosted forum recently, she flashed back to a high school class two decades ago.

 

UTHealth Development Board inducts new members

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) welcomed four new members to its Development Board at the annual Spring Development Board Meeting on March 31 at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center.  Community leaders Gus Comiskey, Jr., Jay Jones, Linda Wells and Mary Williams will serve three-year membership terms. UTHealth’s Development Board is made up of more than 150 community volunteers, business executives and health care leaders who have committed to advancing the mission and vision of UTHealth by increasing public awareness and public support.

 

Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

 

HIV prevention messages for high-risk groups should target bars, street corners

Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

 

Nutrition and obesity expert to discuss global child health

Childhood obesity and food system dynamics will be the focus of the ninth annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin.

 

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In the Media

Blood clots

FOX 26 News, 04/08/2015

John Higgins, M.D., discussed ways to reduce the risk of blood clots in this interview with FOX 26 News anchor Melissa Wilson.

 

UTHealth study could help brain damage in cocaine addicts

FOX 26 News, 04/07/2015

Cocaine research by Joy Schmitz, Ph.D., and Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D., was featured in this story by FOX 26 News reporter Ashley Johnson. The story mentioned this weekend's public forum hosted by the Neuroscience Research Center.

 

Are attitudes about football starting to change?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 04/06/2015

Summer Ott, Psy.D., was interviewed on Houston Matters, a weekday talk show on Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio. The topic was sports-related concussions.

 

What you need to know this allergy season

KTRK-TV Channel 13, 04/04/2015

Pedro Aquino, M.D.,  discussed allergies in this interview with KTRK-TV Channel 13 news anchor Elissa Rivas.

 

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

Reuters, 04/03/2015

In this Reuters wire story, Frank Bandiera, Ph.D., M.P.H., commented on a study linking secondhand smoke and ADHD.

 

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