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Photo of  UTHealth’s Kristin Eckel-Mahan, PhD, and Mamoun Younes, MD. (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

Preclinical research helps explain why fatty livers are more susceptible to cancer

This year, liver cancer will claim almost 32,000 lives in the United States.

Outside photo of university center tower at U-T Health.

UTHealth welcomes new members to its Development Board

UTHealth welcomed seven new members to its Development Board during a meeting and reception on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Briar Club. The new board members are Robert Christopher “Chris” Bell, Mary M. Dyer, Ronald C. Green, Anne L. Hamman, Julia P. Samson, Lisa A. Sarvadi, and Jay S. Zeidman.

A senior citizen opens an empty wallet. Photo by Getty Images.

UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas’ financial exploitation investigations of seniors

An elder abuse team at UTHealth is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and forensic accounting professionals to make it easier to identify and prosecute individuals who prey on senior citizens to exploit them financially.

Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, stands in a specially designed, home-like, treatment room that will be used for the trial. (Photo by UTHealth)

Psychedelic drug to be tested for treatment-resistant depression in Houston

Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug believed to help rewire the brain, is now being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression at UTHealth as part of a global Phase II clinical trial.




UTHealth launches institute to propel pediatric and congenital heart innovation

Jorge D. Salazar, MD (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

UTHealth is launching a new academic institute to advance clinical care, provide innovative solutions, and improve outcomes for patients of all ages with pediatric and congenital heart defects. Formed in close collaboration with Memorial Hermann Health System, the institute will leverage the expertise of faculty within UTHealth’s six schools as well as its medical practice, UT Physicians.



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