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At the Bedside: Kindergartener with cerebral palsy walks years after pioneering brain imaging device developed at UTHealth Houston

Aries Williams, above, is a kindergartener at Oakland Elementary School in Richmond, Texas. (Photo provided by Aisha Atkinson)

October 5, 2023

Today, as Aisha Atkinson sees her smiling 5-year-old son Aries walking independently, humming the melodies of his favorite pop songs, she is proud of how far her son has come since he entered the world with two massive brain bleeds that developed into hydrocephalus and, consequently, cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects mobility and posture.




Alejandro Aballay, PharmD, PhD, named dean of MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Photo of Alejandro Aballay, PharmD, PhD.

October 4, 2023

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) today announced Alejandro Aballay, PharmD, PhD, a national leader in immune signaling and graduate education, has been named dean of the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, effective Jan. 2, 2024.


$2.9M NIH grant awarded to Cizik School of Nursing researcher to fund real-time HIV prevention and substance use reduction strategies

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, dean of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 2, 2023

A four-year, $2.9 million grant to assess the implementation of real-time health intervention to decrease substance use and support HIV prevention strategies in young adults experiencing homelessness, has been awarded to researchers from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston by the National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health.




Researchers uncover why a gene mutant causes young children to have strokes

Photo of Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, with UTHealth Houston.

September 28, 2023

A discovery of a mutation in the gene ACTA2 has given researchers, led by Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, with UTHealth Houston, insight into understanding the cause of a rare and progressive problem with arteries in the brain and a cause of strokes in young children, called moyamoya disease.



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