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The Stanley Family

The Right Care, the right time, the right place

Family gives back after extraordinary care across generations

Bill Stanley, a businessman in Pasadena, Texas, had recently founded Ventech Engineers, Inc., an engineering construction business that designed modular oil refineries and shipped them to destinations around the globe. A few doors down, Thomas J. Murphy, MD, opened his medical practice as a solo primary care physician.


Carmel B. Dyer, MD
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A Young Field of Medicine

New initiative to fill critical gaps in geriatric health training

After examining the older person, emergency room doctors diagnosed an infection and sent him home with antibiotics. He fell repeatedly during the next few days and wound up back in the hospital—this time with acute kidney and liver failure.

Stay Off the List
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Stay Off the List

JLH Foundation's Giving May Lead to Systematic Change in Organ Transplants

When a loved one is added to the list for an organ transplant, it places an inordinate amount of stress on the entire family. Paula Hern’s family was no different.

Without Skipping a Beat
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Without Skipping a Beat

UTHealth Congenital Heart Disease Experts Repair Complex Heart Defect

While Stephen A. Barnes, MD, JD, was being prepped for surgery, he couldn’t resist joking with his surgeon and longtime friend Jorge D. Salazar, MD: “You’re so accustomed to repairing tiny newborn hearts that my colossal 51-year-old adult heart should be a walk in the park.” Although Salazar is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, he is a leading expert in repairing the most challenging congenital heart defects in children and adults.

Beyond Teeth
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Beyond Teeth

How dentistry can make a lifesaving difference to the entire body

“So many people want to know why we teach students the whole body and not just the teeth and the mouth. It’s because they’re treating a person; they’re not treating a mouth.”

A language of its own
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A language of its own

Patient with Alzheimer's disease kept her smile thanks to UTHealth

Although Don Morgan, DDS, had devoted himself to caring for his wife Bernice during her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, she needed professional help.

Steven Fisher is walking again, thanks to the handiwork of UTHealth orthopedic physicians.
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Alive and Kicking, Again

UTHealth doctors save more than a life and a leg

Six months after a horrific accident left 38-year-old Steven Fisher with multiple traumatic injuries, he was walking again, thanks to the handiwork of UTHealth orthopedic trauma surgeon Joshua Gary, MD, and a multidisciplinary team of trauma specialists.

UT System Student Regent Brittany Jewell (left) works with Dung-Fang Lee, PhD (right), to find a treatment for a rare genetic disorder.
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Growing Leaders in Health Care

UTHealth student appointed UT System student regent

The discovery of an effective treatment for a rare form of bone cancer in children is on Brittany E. Jewell’s expanding bucket list. The PhD candidate at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is also serving a term as Student Regent on The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Three-pronged Attack
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Three-pronged Attack

UTHealth researchers take on inflammatory bowel disease

You can’t touch it, but you can feel it. You can’t see it, but it can grip every aspect of your life through excruciating pain, debilitating fatigue, and physical deterioration.

Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston driving health education
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Mercedes-Benz dealers of Greater Houston driving health education

Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston partnered with UTHealth throughout 2018 to enhance health science education and community awareness.