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UTHealth, local officials outline new plan to help child sex trafficking survivors

Texas legislators, pediatric trauma psychiatrists from UTHealth, and the Houston Police Department recently came together to discuss a new state law designed to help child sex trafficking survivors recover.

Photo of CPRIT grant winners. (Photo by Dwight Andrews/ McGovern Medical School)

CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

Four of the grants were awarded to scientists at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth for research and a fifth to an investigator at UTHealth School of Public Health for prevention.

Photo of UTHealth’s Angela Stotts, PhD, and Thomas Northrup, PhD. (Photo by Rob Cahill/UTHealth)

Front-line caregivers given tools to play bigger role in the fight against opioid abuse

Buprenorphine and naltrexone can help break a person’s addiction to life-threatening opioid use disorder, but they can be hard for front-line, primary care providers to prescribe.

Mark Barr at the 2019 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles with teammate Allysa Seely

Nursing student wins 2019 ESPY Award for ‘Best Male Athlete with a Disability’

Mark Barr, a student at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth and a three-time Paralympic Games athlete for Team USA, was honored as “Best Male Athlete with a Disability” in Los Angeles at the 2019 ESPY Awards, ESPN’s annual televised sports celebration, in July.


Second time’s a charm

Carolyn Naman is grateful to Ron J. Karni, MD and his team for locating and removing her parathyroid tumor.

Carolyn Naman’s world turned upside down when her doctor explained one of her parathyroids had developed a benign tumor and would need to be removed. 



New MSDH program launching at UTHealth

Dental hygiene educators with master's degrees are qualified to teach at the university level.

UTHealth School of Dentistry will offer a new master of science degree in dental hygiene in fall 2020, opening new doors for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, even in another field.



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