Milewicz research posted in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

A new study shows targeting a protein in smooth muscle cells can block and decrease buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in pre-clinical models, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Atherosclerosis is a common condition…


Ibrahim joins as transplant nephrology leader

Richard Andrassy, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, has announced Hassan Ibrahim, MD, MS as the new leader of transplant nephrology. A recognized national and international leader in kidney transplantation research and clinical service, Ibrahim recently joined McGovern Medical…


Geriatric Medication Safety Symposium set for April 7-8

The McGovern Medical School Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy will co-host the Geriatric Medication Safety Symposium 2022 April 7-8 at the Denton A. Cooley,…


Dyer, Burnett honored for lifelong contributions combatting elder mistreatment

Jason Burnett, PhD, and the late Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, were recognized nationally for their contributions to the field of elder mistreatment and Adult Protective Services practice by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). Burnett is co-director of the Texas Elder Abuse…


32nd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum set for Feb. 5

Physicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other health care professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 32nd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum, Saturday, Feb. 5 via Cisco Webex. Directed by Francisco Fuentes, MD, professor in the…


CONTAIN study on convalescent plasma published in JAMA

COVID-19 convalescent plasma showed a likely benefit for patients early in the pandemic before remdesivir and corticosteroids were in use, according to results of a landmark study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that included physician-scientists at UTHealth Houston. UTHealth Houston…


Thosani studies role of AI in gastrointestinal oncology

Research from the lab of Nirav Thosani, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine and chief of the Center for Interventional Gastroenterology at UTHealth (iGUT), has been published in the November edition of Cancers. Gastrointestinal cancers…


Research examines impact of social determinants on stroke

A trial testing whether multidisciplinary telehealth intervention will help improve racial disparities in outcomes for adult stroke survivors will be launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) with a $3.1 million grant from the…


Personalized medicine research focuses on Hispanics with diabetes in South Texas

A team of researchers studying genetic data to identify hormone responses in a population of Mexican Americans with prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity recently received a $3.5 million grant to fund a five-year study set to begin in late…


Escobar named hemophilia physician of the year

Miguel A. Escobar, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, is the winner of Physician of the Year 2021 from the National Hemophilia Foundation. Escobar, who also serves as medical director of the Gulf States Hemophilia and…


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