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Study finds vaping prevention program significantly reduces use in middle school students

Middle school students in a group learning session. Photo by Getty Images.

January 29, 2020

In response to the youth vaping crisis, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) developed CATCH My Breath, a program to prevent electronic cigarette use among fifth – 12th grade students. Research published in Public Health Reports reveals the program significantly reduces the likelihood of e-cigarette use among students who complete the curriculum.


Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

Photo of flooding in Texas. Photo by Getty Images.

January 27, 2020

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a “Viewpoint” article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


UT Physicians to host multicultural celebration Jan. 30

Photo of traditional tai chi demonstration at last year's Lunar New Year celebration at UT Physicians Multispecialty-International District. (Photo provided by UT Physicians).

January 16, 2020

Musical performances, dancing, games and red envelopes! That’s right. It is the Year of the Rat and time to celebrate! UT Physicians Multispecialty – International District is hosting Healthy – For Good!, its second annual Lunar New Year celebration Thursday, Jan. 30.




Researchers awarded $3.1 million to address vaping epidemic among youth

E-cigarettes have become the most commonly used tobacco product by U.S. adolescents.

December 17, 2019

As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at UTHealth have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.





Giancardo awarded grant focused on deep space research

Photo of rocket launch because Luca Giancardo, PhD, was awarded a grant to study new technological approaches to detect and differentiate various stroke types in space.

December 10, 2019

Luca Giancardo, PhD, assistant professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded one of six grants from Baylor College of Medicine’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health. 



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