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Bridges, 80, becomes 1st Doctorate of Health Informatics graduate at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Photo of Joe Bridges standing outside in a green area. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth Houston)

April 29, 2022

For more than a decade, Joe Bridges, DHI, witnessed his sister Jan struggle to figure out what was causing bouts of severe swelling; and then he decided to do something about it. Beginning at age 77, Bridges dedicated three years to researching and implementing a solution that can help physicians consider a wider array of possible diagnoses to get it right the first time to help prevent patients, like his sister, from suffering unnecessarily.

UTHealth Houston’s UTMOVE program receives distinguished Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Clinic staff and former UTMOVE fellows, from left to right: Alicia Lerma, medical assistant; Shivika Chandra, MD; Mya C. Schiess, MD; Swati Pradeep, DO; Melissa Christie, MD; and Humberto Leal Bailey, MD. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 28, 2022

UTHealth Houston’s Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Fellowship Training Program (UTMOVE fellowship program) has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) as one of eight international academic centers to train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher — a neurologist with additional training and expertise in diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s and related diseases — as part of the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Class of 2025.

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