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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.

Active mom back to normal after scare with rare kidney disease

After experiencing extreme fatigue, Elizabeth Dravis was diagnosed with minimal change disease, a rare kidney disease. She visits with her doctors Aliasger Aun Ali, MD (left) and Donald A. Molony, MD (right).  (Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Dravis)

March 22, 2022

Elizabeth Dravis was a medical field professional, a PhD student at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, an avid runner, and mother of two when she started to suffer from extreme fatigue at the beginning of the year. Dravis thought she just needed to rest after a busy holiday season until her symptoms progressively worsened and she passed out.

Mena to serve on World Triathlon Sustainability Commission

Photo of Kristina Mena, PhD, MSPH.

February 18, 2022

Kristina Mena, PhD, MSPH, regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health El Paso campus has been appointed to the World Triathlon Sustainability Commission. Mena will serve as a representative of the United States and work in conjunction with USA Triathlon, the national governing body for several multisport events in the U.S. Mena is tasked with the responsibility to develop a plan and creative solutions for the environmental considerations in all policy making and events with key stakeholders and local event organizers.

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