In the UTHealth Newsroom
The graduating bachelor’s degree students of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing have elected area resident Renae R. Schumann, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor in the Department of Acute and Continuing Care, as this year’s winner of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the undergraduate program.
The graduating students of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing have selected area resident Robert G. Hanks, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of clinical nursing in the Department of Family Health, as recipient of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the graduate program.
On a daily basis, more than 90 different languages are spoken in the City of Houston, which recently eclipsed New York and Los Angeles as the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the United States. Given its cultural and linguistic diversity, Houston is the perfect location for the 2013 Inaugural Bilingual Research Conference, hosted by the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Four successful Houstonians will share their personal stories of living with an autism spectrum disorder at a panel discussion hosted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has announced the appointment of two new department chairs for the UTHealth Medical School.
In the MediaAmerican Medical News, 05/13/2013
More than two decades after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, many physician practices are not truly accessible for disabled patients. UTHealth's Lex Frieden is quoted in this American Medical News article about ADA accessible medical practices.
Univision Channel 45, 05/13/2013
Asperger syndrome shows slightly among children, making it difficult to diagnose but those who suffer from it have a high level of intelligence. Dr. Timothy Foster was interviewed for this Channel 45 news story about the syndrome.
Reuters Health , 05/13/2013
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found. UTHealth's Dr. Arnold Schecter was interviewed for this Reuters Health article about Agent Orange and dioxins associated with prostate cancer.
Houston Chronicle, 05/11/2013
UTHealth's Dr. Amy Ridall offers tips on choosing a qualified dentist in this Houston Chronicle story about dental implants and other cosmetic surgery.
KTRK-TV Channel 13, 05/10/2013
Health care changes are beginning and the federal government is giving Texas $10 million to help people apply for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act. Some three-dozen Houston-area clinics will receive part of those funds.