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Students at the UTHealth Houston Mass Casualty Incident Training tend to a victim that sustained a head injury during

Mass casualty drill provides valuable experience for UTHealth Houston students

What was supposed to be an ordinary cruise took a turn for the worse when “Hurricane Elda” unexpectedly made impact with the SS Gregory, wreaking havoc and sending it ashore. Bodies were flung from the ship while injured victims howled and awaited help.

A team led by UTHealth Houston's K. Lance Gould, MD, (center) used PET imaging technology (shown above) to map coronary blood flow and its outcomes among heart disease patients. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

PET technology more effective than angiogram at determining need for coronary stents, bypass surgery

A new method for determining whether patients with heart disease need coronary stents or bypass surgery is more effective than the angiogram, which is currently used, according to research from UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular.

Jeremiah Salazar was the first baby at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital that used a 2.0-mm endotracheal tube introduced by Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhD, through the international Tiny Baby Collaborative.  (Photo Courtesy of Paola Salazar)

Research leads to tiny tube, other innovations, to save the tiniest babies

Paola Salazar was just 22 weeks along in her third pregnancy when strong labor pains sent her to the hospital where UTHealth Houston physicians worked hard to give little Jeremiah one more week in his mother’s womb.

Group photo of the 2021 President's Scholar Awardees. (Photo by Jacob Power Photography)

2021 President’s Scholar Awards: Four receive UTHealth Houston’s most distinguished award

Three faculty members who have demonstrated longstanding excellence in areas of teaching, research, and clinical care, and another recognized for overall exemplary dedication and service, received top honors from UTHealth Houston President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9.


Azhdarinia lab receives $3.3 million NIH grant

Ali Azhdarinia, PhD, associate professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School. (Photo by McGovern Medical School)

A five-year, $3.3 million grant to research receptor-targeted fluorescence-guided surgery in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been awarded to UTHealth Houston researcher Ali Azhdarinia, PhD, by the National Institutes of Health.


Pediatrics research yields diagnostic test for EoE

A novel diagnostic tool born out of research from the Department of Pediatrics could reduce the need for multiple endoscopies for those who suffer from eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). (Photo by McGovern Medical School)

Research from McGovern Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics at UTHealth Houston has yielded a noninvasive diagnostic tool for an increasingly prevalent chronic immune system disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).




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