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Students learn to respond to crisis in mass casualty drill

Photo of UTHealth students respond to crisis during a mass casualty drill. (Photo by: Daniel Escareno)

May 3, 2019

During a simulation designed to train students how to work together, a “shooter” left nearly 30 people injured or dead. Students from UTHealth were tasked with assessing the severity of the patient’s injuries using limited medical supplies to stabilize them in the field before transitioning them to an ambulance.



TMC3 Founding Institutions Unveil Master Plan for Life Sciences Research Campus

Photo of an aerial view of the planned TMC3 translational research campus, which is scheduled to open in 2022. (Photo credit: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

May 2, 2019

TMC3 founding institutions – including UTHealth – announced that Elkus Manfredi Architects, Transwestern Development Company, and Vaughn Construction will serve as the architectural and development team to execute the physical manifestation for the game-changing 37-acre TMC3 translational research campus.


Standing tall

Grigorios Lamaris, MD, PhD, and Dave Sookbirsingh

May 1, 2019

Dave Sookbirsingh was at home in March 2018 when he was left hobbled by a foot injury. When he stepped into the shower, his Achilles tendon snapped. Suddenly, the retired Army veteran was unable to walk. He had no idea that this would eventually lead to a serious medical problem. 




7 things a Houston fertility expert wants you to know

Photo of Mazen Abdallah, MD, an assistant professor with McGovern Medical School and a certified reproductive endocrinologist affiliated with UT Physicians and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. (Photo credit: Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

April 23, 2019

For many, having children is the adventure of a lifetime. However, for those who struggle to conceive, starting a family can be a long and emotionally draining process, full of unknowns, false hopes, guilt, and even shame. Mazen Abdallah, MD, sheds light on the issue with a few fast facts. 


Fatty liver disease in children: A growing health problem

Sad child looking down

April 22, 2019

Children who have an unhealthy lifestyle, such as eating a diet filled with fatty and sugary foods and being inactive, are more prone to getting a chronic liver disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is caused by excessive fat accumulating in the liver.



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