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UTHealth Houston researchers begin five-year study into effectiveness and safety of whole blood transfusion

Bags of donated blood before a transfusion, sitting on a table during a surgery

October 24, 2022

Funded by the National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the “Trauma Resuscitation with Group O Whole Blood Or Products” (TROOP) trial will enroll 1,200 patients at 12 trauma centers across the United States, to compare whole blood transfusions to blood component therapy, the current standard in trauma transfusions. Enrollment for TROOP will begin in spring 2023.


Santa Maria: Helping LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness begins with building trust

Dean Diane Santa Maria

October 20, 2022

LGBTQ+ youth face many obstacles accessing health care services, and providers must overcome a multitude of challenges to build the trust needed to keep them coming back for the care they need. Dean Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, FANN, discussed these issues in an Oct. 19 as part of UTHealth Houston’s Diversity and Equity Speaker Series.

$3 million grant awarded to determine genetic relationships to heart failure in minorities

Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 6, 2022

A $3 million grant to determine how genes affect a person’s risk for heart failure has been awarded to Bing Yu, PhD, The JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Prevention at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. The project is co-led with Vasan Ramachandran, MD, inaugural dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio, which is a partnership of UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio.  

UTHealth Houston researchers awarded NIH grant to study pregnancy depression

Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, associate professor and director of the Depression Research Program at the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with McGovern Medical School. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 5, 2022

Using a combination of biomarkers and mood assessments, researchers will study how pregnant women who are experiencing depression respond to different antidepressants in a clinical trial funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to UTHealth Houston.  Depression affects approximately 12% of pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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