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Keynote speaker zeroes in on intimate partner violence and Latino immigrants at Cizik School of Nursing lectureship event

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, delivered the keynote address at the second annual Carla Diaz-Lewis Domestic Violence Lecture at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by Merve Erten/UTHealth Houston)

October 10, 2022

Acculturative stress weighs heavy among the many factors that contribute to intimate partner violence (IPV) experienced by Latino immigrants, and nurses can help by working to break down barriers of inequity, according to the keynote address delivered by Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, at the second annual Carla Diaz-Lewis Domestic Violence Lecture at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. 



$3 million grant awarded to determine genetic relationships to heart failure in minorities

Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 6, 2022

A $3 million grant to determine how genes affect a person’s risk for heart failure has been awarded to Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. The project is co-led with Vasan Ramachandran, MD, inaugural dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio, which is a partnership of UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio.  


UTHealth Houston researchers awarded NIH grant to study pregnancy depression

Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, associate professor and director of the Depression Research Program at the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with McGovern Medical School. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 5, 2022

Using a combination of biomarkers and mood assessments, researchers will study how pregnant women who are experiencing depression respond to different antidepressants in a clinical trial funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to UTHealth Houston.  Depression affects approximately 12% of pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.






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