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UT Physicians to open first urgent care center in SE Houston

Providers celebrate the opening of UT Physicians Urgent Care Center – Bayshore with a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 2. Jonathan Rogg, MD, MBA, (center left) and Bentley Bobrow, MD, FACEP, (center right) do the honors. (Photo by Alyssa Duty)

August 9, 2022

UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, is opened its first urgent care center on Aug. 8, in southeast Houston. The clinic will provide patients with a favorable alternative to an ER for immediate, non-life-threatening medical care.



UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine provides training to Polaris Dawn crewmembers

Huy Hoang, MD, emergency medicine resident with UTHealth Houston Emergency Department, trains SpaceX Polaris Dawn mission's medical officer Anna Menon (left) and mission specialist Sarah Gillis (right) in lifesaving techniques. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

June 29, 2022

Along with educating students, residents, and fellows in the most advanced lifesaving therapies on Earth, UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine is helping to prepare members of the Polaris Dawn crew to handle medical emergencies in space. The Department of Emergency Medicine, which has been training NASA astronauts in emergency medical care for more than 10 years, recently welcomed Polaris Dawn’s medical officer Anna Menon and mission specialist Sarah Gillis for a week-long space medicine training session.





Project INTEGRA gives former opioid user purpose on his road to recovery

INTEGRA team pictured with patient, Frank Williams (second from the right) in front of the mobile unit. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 18, 2022

Frank Williams was raised in the church playing the keyboard, but by the age of 13, he was introduced to illegal substances and began selling marijuana by his freshman year of high school. A decade later, Williams was selling heroin and slowly became addicted to the substance through what he called a “shake habit” — which is when the substance seeps into your pores from touching it so much.


UTHealth Houston researchers awarded over $6 million in CPRIT grants

Photo of Jack Tsai, PhD, and Vanessa Schick, PhD, with UTHealth School of Public Health.

March 23, 2022

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded over $6 million to researchers with UTHealth Houston to aid in cancer prevention research. These awards will expand liver cancer prevention to persons experiencing homelessness, facilitate communication about the HPV vaccine, and find therapeutics that can help destroy gastrointestinal cancer cells.



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