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Yammine receives $2.25 million NIDA grant to study smoking cessation

Luba Yammine, PhD, associate professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

August 22, 2022

A four-year, $2.25 million grant to identify a novel approach for facilitating smoking abstinence and limiting post-smoking cessation weight gain has been awarded to UTHealth Houston researcher Luba Yammine, PhD, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).






UT Physicians to open first urgent care center in SE Houston

Providers celebrate the opening of UT Physicians Urgent Care Center – Bayshore with a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 2. Jonathan Rogg, MD, MBA, (center left) and Bentley Bobrow, MD, FACEP, (center right) do the honors. (Photo by Alyssa Duty)

August 9, 2022

UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, is opened its first urgent care center on Aug. 8, in southeast Houston. The clinic will provide patients with a favorable alternative to an ER for immediate, non-life-threatening medical care.


Children infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can still develop long COVID symptoms

Photo of a father and son at a Texas CARES event.

August 8, 2022

While research has revealed that children and adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are more susceptible to developing long COVID symptoms, a new study by researchers at UTHealth Houston found that children infected with COVID-19, but not hospitalized, still experienced long COVID symptoms up to three months past infection.

The study was published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.


IT department employees reflect on 50 years of service

Photo of various tech gadgets in Derek Drawhorn's office (Photo by Nathan Jeter/UTHealth Houston)

August 5, 2022

Fifty years ago, a family of four could eat at McDonald’s for about $4, the digital watch made its debut, floppy disks were used for storing electronic data, and UTHealth Houston’s Information Technology Department began its trek into what is now known as cyberspace.




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