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Study examines diversity trends in pediatric population

Researchers examined 367,863 pediatric faculty and found the URiM female representation increased from 4.4% in 2000 to 7.8% in 2020 in the pediatric field.

August 31, 2022

The rate of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) women in the pediatric field have significantly increased, but the rates have remained stagnant and decreased in Black men, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston.

Second patient in the world receives Moderna mRNA trial infusion at UTHealth Houston for glycogen storage disease

Rebecca Tarrence, an 18-year-old from Arizona, is the second person in the world to receive the Moderna mRNA infusion as part of the Ba1ance Trial for GSDIa at UTHealth Houston led by David Rodriguez-Buritica, MD. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

August 30, 2022

Imagine having to drink a solution of cornstarch and water every four hours to survive, and that missing a dose, even by 15 minutes, could lead to seizures and death. This is the reality for Rebecca Tarrence, who has glycogen storage disease type 1a (GSDIa), a rare genetic disease caused by the presence of two genetic changes on the same gene affecting glucose production.

Korupolu receives NIH grant for 'mindfulness meditation' pilot study

Researchers at UTHealth Houston are studying app-based mindfulness meditation training as a potential treatment for patients with spinal cord injury. (Photo by Getty Images)

August 25, 2022

Radha Korupolu, MD, associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has received a 3-year, $714,096 grant from the National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, for a pilot study on mindfulness mediation training.

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