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Project INTEGRA gives former opioid user purpose on his road to recovery

INTEGRA team pictured with patient, Frank Williams (second from the right) in front of the mobile unit. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 18, 2022

Frank Williams was raised in the church playing the keyboard, but by the age of 13, he was introduced to illegal substances and began selling marijuana by his freshman year of high school. A decade later, Williams was selling heroin and slowly became addicted to the substance through what he called a “shake habit” — which is when the substance seeps into your pores from touching it so much.

UTHealth Houston researchers awarded over $6 million in CPRIT grants

Photo of Jack Tsai, PhD, and Vanessa Schick, PhD, with UTHealth School of Public Health.

March 23, 2022

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded over $6 million to researchers with UTHealth Houston to aid in cancer prevention research. These awards will expand liver cancer prevention to persons experiencing homelessness, facilitate communication about the HPV vaccine, and find therapeutics that can help destroy gastrointestinal cancer cells.

Active mom back to normal after scare with rare kidney disease

After experiencing extreme fatigue, Elizabeth Dravis was diagnosed with minimal change disease, a rare kidney disease. She visits with her doctors Aliasger Aun Ali, MD (left) and Donald A. Molony, MD (right).  (Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Dravis)

March 22, 2022

Elizabeth Dravis was a medical field professional, a PhD student at UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, an avid runner, and mother of two when she started to suffer from extreme fatigue at the beginning of the year. Dravis thought she just needed to rest after a busy holiday season until her symptoms progressively worsened and she passed out.

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