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Bringing harmony to chaos: UTHealth trauma surgeon repairs lives

Photo of Dr. Laura Moore, a trauma surgeon at UTHealth. Photo by Maricruz Kwon

December 2, 2020

By the time first responders rushed the patient to Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, life was already slipping away through a stab wound in the neck. The steady drum of the patient’s heart faded as the trauma team roared into action. Their goal: resuscitate and transfer the patient to the operating room, where Laura J. Moore, MD, with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), would reconstruct his severed blood vessels.


Arduino marks 30 years of helping people with HIV on World AIDS Day

Image of Roberto Arduino, MD, imposed over a grey background.

December 1, 2020

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to unite in the fight to end the HIV epidemic, support people living with HIV, and honor those who have lost their lives. Fittingly, it’s also Arduino’s 30th anniversary at UTHealth, where he serves as professor of infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He is also the site leader for the National Institutes of Health-funded Houston AIDS Research Team, which participates in two HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks at Thomas Street Health Center. The team conducts clinical trials to assess the efficacy of new drugs for people with HIV, as well as test methods to prevent HIV transmission and community spread. The Houston AIDS Research Team has been continuously funded by the NIH for 20 years, bringing in more than $29 million in grants to serve the community.



Five tips to keep your children safe

Five tips to keep your children safe

November 17, 2020

National Injury Prevention Day, Nov. 18, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of injury prevention among children. To mark this day, Sandra McKay, MD, pediatrician with UT Physicians, highlights the top five tips to keep your kids safe in everyday life.


UTHealth School of Dentistry partners with Harris Health to provide dental care

Announcing their new partnership are, from left, Esmaeil Porsa, MD, Glorimar Medina, MD, and John Valenza, DDS. (Photo credit: Brian Schupp)

November 11, 2020

As part of its vision to improve oral health in order to improve overall health, the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has partnered with Harris Health System to serve the dental care needs of Harris County residents at the system’s six dental care sites.


Veteran spotlight: Lopez uses skills learned in military to connect with patients

Photo of Former U.S. Marine Corporal Jose Lopez, Jr. in front of the HCPC building. (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

November 9, 2020

We are fortunate to count military veterans and uniformed service members among our many faces of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). On Veterans Day and every day, we stand united in honor of our students, educators, clinical providers, researchers, and administrative personnel who have served in the military. We do this through our ongoing commitment to promote a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment at UTHealth and through service to active military personnel and veterans in our community.



UTHealth welcomes 13 new Development Board members

Graphic of an abstract image, made of bands of straight lines, at different angles. At the right are the words

November 3, 2020

The new members join a dedicated community of more than 160 business executives, health care leaders, and innovators on the UTHealth Development Board. Development Board members are nominated by their peers to serve and help increase public awareness and philanthropic support for UTHealth.


Fangyu Li named fourth fellow for Sharma family endowed scholarship

Photo of Shreela Sharma and husband Vibhu Sharma. Both are smiling, pictured with greenery behind them. (Photo credit: Rachael Atterstrom/UTHealth)

November 2, 2020

In 2017, faculty member and alumna Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN, along with her husband Vibhu Sharma, established the scholarship endowment, which was matched by university funds dollar-per-dollar through the UTHealth Game Changers initiative. The fellowship program is administered through the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of the School of Public Health.


Leston, Lewis, Yu receive 2020 President’s Awards for Leadership

Photo of the 2020 recipients photoshopped on a light blue grey background. From left to right: Lynnette Lewis, Teng-Yuan “Erica” Yu, and Manuel “Manny” Leston. (Photos by UTHealth)

October 30, 2020

The President’s Awards for Leadership were established in 2006 in honor of the late Michael Jimenez, former vice president and chief human resources officer at UTHealth, based on the qualities of leadership he embodied: consistent demonstration of leadership through service, compassion, and ethical standards.



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