When Megan Speir’s 18-month-old daughter, Sofia, started drooling on one side of her mouth during bath time, Megan initially thought Sofia was playing with her. But as Sofia’s eyes glazed over and the right side of her body went limp, Megan realized something was wrong. She called her husband, who suspected Sofia was having a seizure.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry researcher awarded $2M grant by NIH to study pharmacotoxicity of areca nut
A five-year, $2 million grant to study the pharmacological effects of the areca nut, commonly known as the betel nut, was awarded to a UTHealth Houston researcher by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Though still a third-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Gabriela Grangeiro Cruz is already working to broaden the medical field’s, and the public’s, understanding of Alzheimer’s disease by studying ways to prevent the neurocognitive disorder, which affects 6 million people living in the U.S.
Houston Fire Department’s Val Jahnke Fire Training Facility was host to the eighth UTHealth Houston Mass Casualty Incident Training on Friday, Nov. 17 — a unique and critical training event begun by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston to bring together students from various health science disciplines at the university to face simulated disaster scenarios.
Cizik School of Nursing faculty and alumni talk about the shifting landscape in nursing profession opportunities
The ratio of men to women in the nursing profession has remained stubbornly low for decades, but male faculty and alumni of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston see that changing.
As part of a five-year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Adriana Pérez, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin, received a $1.9 million subcontract to determine the scope and drivers of low-value and unequal care for patients with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s disease dementia.
McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston reached a funding landmark with 15 faculty members awarded 16 different grants totaling more than $31 million between August and October 2023. Each grant has a focus on medical artificial intelligence (AI) innovations and advancements in research or health care.
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