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Surgeon asked to virtually participate in Inauguration Day

Phuong Nguyen, MD, with UTHealth and UT Physicians, was asked to virtually participate in an Inauguration Day event to honor health care heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Cody Duty)

January 21, 2021

One of our very own, Phuong Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was asked to virtually participate in an Inauguration Day event by the presidential inauguration committee in the form of a recorded song. What sparked this personal invitation? A simple, yet clever music video produced and promoted early in the COVID-19 pandemic by Nguyen and other health care workers across the U.S.


New antibody therapies found to potentially fight COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. (Photo by UTHealth)

January 21, 2021

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) have discovered a potential new antibody therapy for COVID-19. The study was published in Nature Communications.


Study enrolling patients with dementia for pain management

Researchers at UTHealth are studying the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) or “brain massage therapy” for pain management in persons with dementia. (Photo by UTHealth)

January 20, 2021

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are studying the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) or “brain massage therapy” for pain management in persons with dementia.







Richmond man recovers from rare form of skin cancer

Photo of Timothy Vance who took proactive steps to protect his health and as a result, is now cancer free. (Photo courtesy of Vance family)

January 6, 2021

Timothy Vance does a lot of driving in his position as an asset protection specialist with a well-known convenience store chain. During one of these road trips in late 2019, he noticed that sitting for these long periods of time was becoming painful.


UTHealth Consortium on Aging provides handbook for families and caregivers of those navigating a dementia diagnosis

Image of a person with dementia with their caregiver. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

January 6, 2021

For many people, dementia creeps in, taking a memory here, the ability to do an ordinary task there, a name or place that used to be able to be recalled with ease. And the journey is different for everyone.

Now, a free handbook written to help people navigate first steps after diagnosis of dementia is available from experts from The UTHealth Consortium on Aging. 



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