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Heart month: Researchers create Texas’ first statewide cardiac arrest registry, highlight racial disparities in CPR training

Photo of Salil Bhandari, MD, demonstrating how to do bystander CPR safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by UTHealth)

February 26, 2021

Projections from Texas’ first cardiac arrest registry show that every day at least 60 Texans will suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which is a sudden loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. If bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed, the victim’s chance of survival can triple, but less than half of victims in the Lone Star State receive any bystander CPR, according to data from the registry.


Researchers identify characteristics of highest utilizers for mental health hospital services

Photo of Jane Hamilton, PhD, investigates characteristics of high utilizers for mental health hospital services. (Photo credit: Cody Duty/UTHealth)

February 24, 2021

Dropping out of high school, having schizophrenia, or being diagnosed with a co-occurring personality disorder increases the likelihood of someone becoming a “high utilizer” of inpatient psychiatric hospital services, according to a new study by researchers at UTHealth. A high utilizer is someone who has been admitted three or more times within one year.




Parthasarathy named fifth fellow for Sharma family endowed scholarship

Nivedhitha Parthasarathy (Photo by Rachel Atterstom/UTHealth).

February 4, 2021

Houston doctoral student Nivedhitha (Nivi) Parthasarathy, MPH, has been selected as the 2021 Sharma Fellow, supported by the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health & Wellness at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. 


New grant will allow researchers to house COVID-19 data

Researchers with UTHealth have received a $4 million grant to collect COVID-19 data from researchers across the country to develop a data coordinating center. (Photo by Getty Images)

February 2, 2021

A $4 million subcontract grant for scientists to collect COVID-19 data from virus researchers across the country in order to develop a data coordinating center has been awarded to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics.



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.




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