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El Paso’s UTHealth Houston Center for Community Health Impact to partner on USDA Regional Food Business Center

Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP, will lead the evaluation, assessment, and advocacy team for the Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

May 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 12 applicants that will each establish a Regional Food Business Center. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Center for Community Health Impact has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and other Texas and New Mexico organizations to lead the Rio Grande Colonias USDA Regional Food Business Center over the next five years.

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights Named a Foster Care Center of Excellence

Photo from left to right, Pilar Brentari, NP  Lisa de Ybarrondo, MD  Jennifer Seay. (Photo by Kim Kham, UT Physicians)

May 8, 2023

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights, has been named a Foster Care Center of Excellence by Superior HealthPlan — the ninth provider in Texas to receive the designation and the second in Houston. The clinic earned the distinction for providing quality program initiatives that support children and youth in foster care.

UTHealth Houston’s Many Faces. One Mission. campaign raises $534.4M to improve the health of individuals and communities

The success of the Many Faces. One Mission. campaign will support UTHealth Houston faculty, staff, students, and trainees dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our communities. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 21, 2023

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) surpassed its original $500 million fundraising goal, raising $534.4 million to improve the health of Houston and beyond by educating health professionals, advancing research, and providing the best practices in clinical care. The Many Faces. One Mission. campaign was publicly announced in April 2021 and is the university’s most ambitious philanthropic effort yet.

D. Bradley McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics named for generous gift to advance new solutions for health care

From left, Dean Jiajie Zhang, PhD; D. Bradley McWilliams; and UTHealth Houston President Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD, celebrate a $22 million gift from McWilliams to the School of Biomedical Informatics. (Photo by Priscilla Dickson Photography)

April 21, 2023

D. Bradley “Brad” McWilliams has made a transformational commitment of $22 million to UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics that will enable the school, one of the largest biomedical informatics programs in the world, to accelerate its mission to reshape the future of medicine and health care through artificial intelligence, data science, and informatics.

UTHealth Houston and HSC in Fort Worth team up for ‘All for Them’ vaccination program

Research coordinators Sergio Chaulet and Sarai Saldana, senior program manager Efrat Gabay, and associate professor Erika Thompson stand outside of Sterling High School. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 7, 2023

When Erika Thompson, PhD, received an invitation to bring more lifesaving vaccines to children and adolescents in North Texas, she leaped at the opportunity.

Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health at Fort Worth, learned about the All for Them mobile vaccination project during an HPV Vaccine Coalition meeting in Arlington, Texas.

A student’s wonder inspires Ruona to contribute to scholarship funds

Headshot of Kimberly Ruona, DDS. (Courtesy photo)

March 24, 2023

“When you work with students, you can’t help but see the world through their eyes,” said Ruona, assistant professor and dental director of  Community Dental Services. “Students have a fresh perspective on the world. They have an incredible curiosity — they are like sponges because they want to learn everything. You see yourself in them and wonder if they will follow a similar path.”

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