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Bridges, 80, becomes 1st Doctorate of Health Informatics graduate at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Photo of Joe Bridges standing outside in a green area. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth Houston)

April 29, 2022

For more than a decade, Joe Bridges, DHI, witnessed his sister Jan struggle to figure out what was causing bouts of severe swelling; and then he decided to do something about it. Beginning at age 77, Bridges dedicated three years to researching and implementing a solution that can help physicians consider a wider array of possible diagnoses to get it right the first time to help prevent patients, like his sister, from suffering unnecessarily.

UTHealth Houston’s UTMOVE program receives distinguished Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Clinic staff and former UTMOVE fellows, from left to right: Alicia Lerma, medical assistant; Shivika Chandra, MD; Mya C. Schiess, MD; Swati Pradeep, DO; Melissa Christie, MD; and Humberto Leal Bailey, MD. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 28, 2022

UTHealth Houston’s Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Fellowship Training Program (UTMOVE fellowship program) has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) as one of eight international academic centers to train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher — a neurologist with additional training and expertise in diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s and related diseases — as part of the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Class of 2025.

Hearing aids allow brother and sister to thrive

Thanks to their hearing aids and the expert care of UT Physicians specialists, Elizabeth and Elliott Maddox are now thriving. (Photo by Alyssa Duty/UT Physicians)

April 21, 2022

Elizabeth and Elliott Maddox love watching cartoons, eating snacks, and playtime, just like most other young children. However, they each have one extra step in the morning — putting in their hearing aids.

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.

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