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Photo of Jackie Parchem, MD, receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. (Photo credit: Cody Duty/UTHealth)

Maternal-fetal medicine physician and expectant mom receives COVID-19 vaccine

At 30 weeks pregnant, most women would be putting the finishing touches on the nursery, rounding up remaining baby gear, and packing their hospital bag. But Jacqueline Parchem, MD, was faced with an additional task – deciding whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite limited data for pregnant women.

Photo of Ben Bobrow, MD, and Holger Eltzschig, MD, PhD, using the hypoxia chamber, which helped them discover that HIF activators could potentially treat damaged lungs. (Photo credit: Cody Duty/UTHealth)

Researchers receive DOD funding to expand study of investigational drug to prevent ARDS in COVID-19 patients

Researchers evaluating whether an investigational oral drug, vadadustat, can help prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 patients were awarded $5.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to expand the Phase II clinical trial at UTHealth. 

New research shows a lack of a protein in the brain that keeps our tissues healthy as we age is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. (Photo by Getty Images)

Researchers discover lack of a protein could be the key to Alzheimer’s disease

A lack of a protein in the brain that keeps our tissues healthy as we age is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Picture of Caroline Love during her internship with C-SPAN while in college. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Love)

Student uses inspiration of a time she couldn’t speak to bring a voice to others

Twenty-four-year-old Caroline Love of Sugar Land, Texas, sits in front of the microphone as the “On Air” sign lights up and she begins to speak – which for someone who at one time couldn’t speak or hear is something of a miracle.


Richmond man recovers from rare form of skin cancer

Photo of Timothy Vance who took proactive steps to protect his health and as a result, is now cancer free. (Photo courtesy of Vance family)

Timothy Vance does a lot of driving in his position as an asset protection specialist with a well-known convenience store chain. During one of these road trips in late 2019, he noticed that sitting for these long periods of time was becoming painful.



Texas officials join UT System, UTHealth to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

Photo of UTHealth employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Maricruz Kwon

As COVID-19 vaccines become available to those on the front lines of the pandemic response and the general public, The University of Texas System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are partnering with state and local officials to strongly encourage vaccination.



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