Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine One step closer: UTHealth vaccinating front-line employees with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and is in the process of inoculating its front-line workers. Members of the UTHealth community have started to receive the first dose of the vaccine, based on guidance from federal and state agencies. The university has the ability to vaccinate […]

McGovern students create COVID-19 digest

McGovern Medical Students from the Infectious Disease Interest Group have created the “Weekly Digest of COVID-19 Guidelines,” an electronic newsletter to help health care professionals and students at UTHealth stay abreast of the latest information regarding best practices in COVID-19 care. Led by faculty adviser and professor of medicine, Luis Ostrosky, MD, a team of […]

Young Houston woman recovers from COVID-19 after participation in two UTHealth clinical trials

Heba Hajjar, 23, recovered from COVID-19 after participating in two clinical trials through UTHealth while in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. She was so weak she couldn’t move or sit up in bed. She was cautiously monitored on oxygen therapy and was asked to sleep on her abdomen to keep […]

Family traveling Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to […]