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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.


UTHealth Houston establishes Institute on Aging

Photo of Aanand Naik, MD, and Holly Holmes, MD.

May 9, 2023

Nearly 4 million people in Texas are over the age of 65, making up nearly 15% of the state’s population, according to a 2019 report. By the year 2050, 1 in 4 adults in the United States will be older than 65. As the population of older adults continues to grow, so does the need for quality health care and powerful research.

Researchers and physicians across all six schools at UTHealth Houston are prepared to take on this challenge with the newly established UTHealth Houston Institute on Aging, positioning the university to become a leader in aging and health care for older adults. The new institute will build on the foundation of the UTHealth Houston Consortium on Aging.


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.


How to be a great physician, according to a UTHealth Houston expert

Photo of John Higgins, MD, sports cardiologists with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

May 5, 2023

The first tip for physicians in a new paper authored by John Higgins, MD, is to have the mindset of a detective and dig deeper when something is not adding up with the care of a patient.

The article titled, “Ten Traits of Great Physicians,” was published recently in The American Journal of Medicine.



UTHealth Houston launches Center for Digital Healthcare Innovation

A photograph of a patient in a clinic room with a doctor. Photo by Kim Kham.

May 4, 2023

Building on the momentum of the integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle system launched two years ago, UTHealth Houston leaders today announced a new center that will continue to fuel innovation in digital health care for its patients, health care professionals, and researchers.


Stellar UTHealth Houston Nurses celebrated at 2023 'Salute to Nurses' Luncheon

Lauren Cantu, RN, points to her name at the Houston Chronicle 'Salute to Nurses' event, where she and other UTHealth Houston nurses were honored. (Photo by Logan Ball/UT Physicians)

May 4, 2023

From the classroom to the clinic, 12 nurses with UTHealth Houston were recognized Tuesday, May 2, at the Houston Chronicle’s annual “Salute to Nurses” luncheon. The event, held as part of observances for National Nurses Week, is dedicated to honoring the Top 200 nurses who have done exemplary work in the Houston area.



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