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Grant launches research into COVID-19 symptoms among cancer patients

Dr. Meagan Whisenant

August 21, 2020

An interprofessional team is studying COVID-19 symptoms among people with and without cancer through new grant awarded to Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Assistant Professor Meagan Whisenant, PhD, APRN. Faculty from across the UTHealth campus and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are participating in the research project.

Crane receives grant to improve symptom reporting for kids with cancer

Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, is the first nurse scientist to be awarded this two-year, $220,000 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar award. (Photo by: Getty Images)

July 28, 2020

Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, will use a new grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to pilot test a web-based interface designed to make it easier for kids with cancer and their parents to report symptoms in real time with the ultimate goal of improving kids’ outcomes. Crane is an assistant professor in the Department of Research at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

Grant funds COVID-19 research with Hispanic families

Dr. Daphne Hernandez

June 29, 2020

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, is expanding her work with Hispanic immigrant families through a new study that will seek to understand where parents and teens get information about COVID-19, their beliefs about the disease, and how socioeconomic factors are affecting their health behaviors. The overall impact of COVID-19 and other stressors on mental health will also be examined.

ED Nurses' Jobs Change Daily with COVID-19

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-BC in personal protective equipment (Photo courtesy of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth)

April 8, 2020

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-C, directed student nurses at the George R. Brown Convention Center who cared for people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, but in her 30 years as an ED nurse, she has never seen anything like COVID-19. 

McGovern Medical School Class of 2020 celebrates first virtual Match Day

McGovern Medical School fourth-year student Sandra Coker opened her Match Day email to find out where she’d take the next step on her journey to become a physician. (Photo credit: Sandra Coker)

March 30, 2020

Traditionally on Match Day, crowds of medical students can be seen holding their envelopes up to the sun to sneak a peek at their match before ripping them open. But this year, future physicians sat with their eyes glued to their inboxes as their fates were delivered via email.

Interleukin 33

Interleukin 33

October 1, 2019

The human brain, with its countless mysteries and complex links, may represent the next frontier of discovery and innovation. UTHealth researchers Yahuan Lou, PhD, and João L. de Quevedo, MD, PhD, are helping us to understand what makes our brains unique and to find better treatments, preventions, and cures for brain disorders.

In Their Shoes

In Their Shoes

September 30, 2019

Some students stole to pay bills. Others begged. Still others deliberated whether to buy their child’s medication or pay the mortgage. These acts—part of a simulated poverty experience for students at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth—illuminate the circumstances some of their future patients may face.

One milestone at a time

One milestone at a time

July 23, 2019

David Jacob Anzaldua awoke to his Chevy Silverado biting the rumble strips that guide US Highway 79 in Jewett, Texas.

Two heartbeats, one limitless love

The Dugger Family

May 22, 2019

Shock and excitement rushed over Christine and Blake Dugger in October 2017 when they learned another child was
on the way.

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