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Nine UTHealth faculty members honored with Regents’ teaching award

Nine faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes those who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.

 

UTHealth researcher awarded $1.5 million grant from FEMA to address health of volunteer firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters’ nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. 

 

UTHealth researchers discover infectious prion protein in urine of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

 

Bacterial meningitis incidence drops in the United States

Advances in the prevention and treatment of an often fatal condition called bacterial meningitis appear to be paying dividends in the United States, report infectious disease experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

 

Dr. William Margolin named distinguished lecturer for microbiology

William Margolin, Ph.D,  professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been selected to serve as a distinguished lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

 

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In the Media

Back to school: Backpack safety

KPRC-TV Channel 2, 08/16/2014

In back-to-school news, UTHealth's Raj Shani, M.D., shared backpack safety tips in this interview with KPRC-TV Channel 2 news anchor Courtney Gilmore.

 

Full recovery possible for 2 US Ebola patients

HealthDay, 08/15/2014

UTHealth's Joseph McCormick, M.D., spoke with HealthDay reporter Dennis Thompson about the recovery process for Ebola.

 

Your children's health questions answered

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 08/14/2014

UTHealth pediatrician Mfon Ekong, M.D., discussed back-to-school health during the noontime Houston Matters program of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio. 

 

A dual threat

HealthLEADER, 08/14/2014

This week in HealthLEADER, UTHealth School of Public Health experts provided important information about diabetic patients' risk of tuberculosis. 

 

Breastfeeding in public: What are your rights?

Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio, 08/13/2014

UTHealth certified lactation consultant Alisa Sanders was interviewed during the noontime Houston Matters program of Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio. 

 

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