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In the UTHealth Newsroom

UTHealth leads ACSM paper on safety recommendations for energy drinks

Helpful guidance and warnings regarding the potential dangers that energy drinks present to at-risk populations, primarily children, were published in a paper led by a cardiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).


UTHealth's K. Lance Gould receives top honor from American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) will award K. Lance Gould, M.D., professor of cardiovascular medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), its 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award-Translational Domain in honor of his contributions to the cardiovascular profession.


CPRIT award brings research magnification specialist Kuang-Lei Tsai, Ph.D., to UTHealth

Kuang-Lei Tsai, Ph.D., who specializes in using high-power magnification devices to shed light on cancer-associated mechanisms, has joined McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), home of microscopes that can produce images measured in billionths of a meter.


UTHealth awarded $1 million to train nurse practitioners in emergency medicine

When accident victims arrive at a hospital emergency center in the Greater Houston area, there is a good chance they will be seen by a nurse practitioner trained at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UT Physicians at The Heights awarded highest ranking as a medical home

UT Physicians at The Heights has received the highest award recognition as an outstanding medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


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In the Media

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

Associated Press, 02/15/2018

In an Associated Press story, Luis Ostrosky, M.D., explained how antiviral drugs can affect flu patients differently. The story was picked up by 56 outlets including ABC News online and the Houston Chronicle.


Houston billionaire couple gives Memorial Hermann $25 million

Houston Chronicle, 02/06/2018

The generous $25 million gift made recently by Jane and Robert Cizik to the School of Nursing and the $25 million gift by Fayez Sarofim to UTHealth in 2006 were included in a Houston Chronicle story about a donation to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.


Recognizing National Women Physicians Day

FOX 26 News, 02/03/2018

Feb. 3 was the birthday of the first American woman to earn a medical degree. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., marked this milestone on FOX 26 News by telling viewers about the many career opportunities for women in health care.


This year’s flu seeing more hospitalizations and child deaths

FOX 26 News, 01/30/2018

On FOX 26 News, Catherine Troisi, Ph.D., explained why this season's flu strain is so virulent.


Behind the first bionic eye surgery in Houston

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 01/22/2018

KPRC-TV Channel 2 health reporter Haley Hernandez went behind the scenes earlier this month at the first bionic eye implantation surgery in Houston, performed by Amir Mohsenin, M.D., Ph.D., and Garvin Davis, M.D., M.P.H. Hernandez will also do a follow up story once the device is activated in February.


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