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UTHealth geriatrician awarded Clinician of the Year

Faith Atai, MD, associate professor of geriatric and palliative medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and UT Physicians was awarded Clinician of the Year by The American Geriatrics Society.

April 9, 2021

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has honored Faith Atai, MD, associate professor of geriatric and palliative medicine at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) with the AGS 2021 Clinician of the Year Award.



UTHealth launches Many Faces. One Mission. campaign with transformational gift

A photograph of a physician with an older couple and the words, at UTHealth, we have many stories to tell.

April 8, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) publicly launched its first comprehensive campaign Many Faces. One Mission. on Thursday, April 8. The campaign, representing the largest philanthropic effort in UTHealth’s history, aims to raise $500 million to address pressing health challenges and secure the institution’s future as a top health science center. Since the campaign’s quiet phase began in 2015, UTHealth’s closest friends have given more than $400 million in gifts and pledges.





For the love of the game: UTHealth docs headed to Final Four with Houston Cougars

Photo of Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD, and Paul Shupe, MD,  who help to provide exceptional care for the University of Houston's Cougars as they head to the Final Four. (Photo courtesy of Paul Shupe, MD)

April 2, 2021

For the first time in 37 years, the University of Houston Cougars are headed to the Final Four after beating Oregon State by six points in the NCAA Division I Tournament. For fans everywhere, it was a historic moment to be celebrated. For Paul Shupe, MD, and Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD, it was all that and much more.


The mental fatigue you feel is called ‘cognitive dulling’ and you are not alone if you are experiencing it

Photo of mental health specialists say many people are experiencing

April 1, 2021

Someone asks you a simple question and you snap. Common tasks, like washing the dishes, feel impossible to accomplish. Constant virtual meetings on camera leave you feeling drained and make it difficult to concentrate on other duties. 

If you’ve experienced any of those scenarios, or simply a shift in emotional state and decline in performance, mental health experts at UTHealth said you could be experiencing “cognitive dulling.”


Study finds why some cancer drugs may be ineffective

Researchers with UTHealth have found a possible explanation for why many cancer drugs that kill tumor cells in mouse models won’t work in human trials. (Photo by Getty Images)

April 1, 2021

A possible explanation for why many cancer drugs that kill tumor cells in mouse models won’t work in human trials has been found by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics and McGovern Medical School.




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