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Scuba diver back to doing what she loves, thanks to heart procedure

Photo of Caroline Wolbrecht diving in Roatan, Honduras. Thanks to her doctor from UTHealth and UT Physicians, Caroline Wolbrecht can once again go scuba diving without worrying about side effects from her PFO. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Wolbrecht)

June 28, 2021

When she isn't working at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 55-year-old Caroline Wolbrecht of Houston loves to scuba dive. 

However, that hobby was put in jeopardy due to a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a heart condition that she didn't even know she had for years. 


Texas Health Informatics Alliance launches, opens registration for its first conference

Photo of red wall at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.

June 21, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has joined forces with two other University of Texas System institutions to form the Texas Health Informatics Alliance (THIA), which aims to enhance health informatics across the state through partnerships in research, data, policy, education, standards, and workforce development.




Nurses reflect on the most challenging year of their career

From left to right: Daniel Arellano, PhD, RN; Maja Djukic, PhD, RN; and Kelly Kearney, DNP, RN, reflect on the most challenging year of their careers.

May 7, 2021

Throughout the past year, everyone has faced challenges that have impacted their personal and professional lives due to COVID-19. While many retreated to their homes to stay safe from the virus, others – like nurses – worked the front lines, provided care to their patients via telecommunication, and carried on with research and teaching their nursing students.







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