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Sridhar receives lifetime achievement award for commitment to research protocols

Sujatha Sridhar (right), MBBS, MCE, receives the AAHRPP 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. (Courtesy photo)

June 12, 2023

Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS, MCE, associate vice president of Research Compliance at UTHealth Houston, received the Association of Accreditation of Human Subjects Protection Program’s (AAHRPP) 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award, in appreciation of her commitment to the accreditation of human subjects protection programs.


Smith marches with joy in her heart and pride in her community

Mary Ann Smith, PhD, marches in the 2018 Houston Pride Parade while holding a Pride flag. (Photo by Meredith Raine)

June 9, 2023

Mary Ann Smith, PhD, longed for this exact moment. With her colleagues and students surrounding her, including her partner of more than 25 years, she clutched and waved a Pride flag in the air. She beamed with joy as the group marched behind a large rainbow banner that read, “UTHealth celebrates Pride!”


Essay: Juneteenth reminds Black professionals to rest, recharge

Keisha Ray, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston (Courtesy photo)

June 9, 2023

For those of us who are Black in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), Juneteenth encourages us to reflect on (1) the day that the enslavement of Black Americans officially ended; (2) the legacy of anti-Black racism in America; and (3) anti-Black racism in our own professional settings. 


Adams recognized as a 2023-24 Sadler Scholar

Headshot of Brooklyn Adams (Courtesy Photo)

June 2, 2023

Brooklyn Adams, PhD candidate in epidemiology at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, was honored as one of six 2023-24 Hastings Center Sadler Scholars


UTHealth Houston invites all to celebrate diversity at 2023 Pride Parade

UTHealth Houston shows its pride at Houston's 2022 Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, in Downtown Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

June 1, 2023

Students, faculty, staff, and trainees from all six UTHealth Houston schools and UT Physicians, along with family, friends, and allies, are invited to join the festivities and celebrate diversity at the 45th annual Houston LGBTQ+ Pride Parade on Saturday, June 24, in downtown Houston.


Celebrate Juneteenth with tea cakes

Graphic that reads Celebrating Juneteenth. (Graphic by UTHealth Houston)

June 1, 2023

The UTHealth Houston Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate Juneteenth.


School of Dentistry recruiting Black, Hispanic participants for HeAR US study

Maria A. Loza, DMD, MS (left), and Claudia Ruiz-Brisuela, DDS (right), stand with their hands in their white coat pockets in a clinical hallway at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.

May 31, 2023

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry is recruiting Black and Hispanic adults to participate in focus groups for a research project, titled “Hispanic, Black, and Pacific Islander perspectives on COVID-19 Outreach Strategies and Patient-Centered Outcomes (HeAR US),” funded by the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.




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