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The woman behind the scholarship, Doris Simon

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The UTHealth Medical School’s Faculty Wives and Women Faculty raise money for student scholarships throughout the year. More than 50 students have benefited from the Doris Simon Scholarship Fund over the last 40 plus years. But, who was Doris Simon?

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  • Stroke trial enrolls patients via telemedicine


    For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

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  • UTHealth supports March of Dimes

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    Ready to walk so they can run? Join Team UTHealth for the annual March of Dimes® March for Babies, a five-mile walk for stronger, healthier babies on Sunday, April 26 at the University of Houston, 2400 Calhoun. Walkers who raise or contribute at least $25 will be invited to participate in a team lunch after the walk and will also receive a Team UTHealth T-shirt.

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  • CLI creates tools to assess, remediate educational skills


    The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have launched a new, innovative online platform known as CLI Engage. This online platform is now available at no cost to all Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Head Start programs.

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  • Research team charts new cellular territories

    The research of Drs. William Margolin, Jun Liu, Bo Hu, and Dustin Morado are charting new territories in cell imaging.

    Armed with a microscope capable of zooming in on organisms measured in billionths of a meter, scientists report they are the first to observe one of the tiny molecular machines that bacteria use to infect host cells. Findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Match Day 2015

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Match Day is the culmination of a complex process that matches graduating medical students with residency programs through the National Resident Matching Program. Every year, thousands of U.S. medical students and independent applicants compete for residency positions.

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AOA inductees Special guest, Susan Simon (daughter of Doris Simon), Julie Knobil, Lynne Arnett, and Cathy Weisbrodt at the silent auction. Black History Program slide 1 Student National Medical Association meeting

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  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday.

  • Regents to Vote on UT-Austin President

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents is expected to name University of Texas at Austin provost Gregory Fenves the sole finalist for the flagship's presidency in a Friday morning meeting, sources close to the proceedings say.

  • Editorial: Nix the status quo

    Gregory Fenves is expected to emerge as early as today as the sole finalist in the search for a new president of the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Employee charged in Memorial Hermann fraud case was known felon

    Kenneth J. Wild II's jet-set lifestyle took him to China, Iceland, Germany, The Netherlands and England - all countries he visited in the past six months. His financial largesse allowed him to afford posh Houston-area restaurants such as Perry's Steakhouse & Grille as well as to lavishly renovate his Katy home.

  • FBI at Health Commission Asking About 21CT

    FBI agents have interviewed employees at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission about its problematic contract with Austin firm 21CT, Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek told The Texas Tribune, marking the first time an official with direct knowledge of the federal probe has confirmed it.

  • Jury sides with TSU in equal pay case

    Texas Southern University did not discriminate against a female assistant dean who said she deserved to make as much money as male colleagues with the same title, a jury determined Thursday afternoon.

  • Senate Panel Sets Sights on In-State Tuition Law

    The push to repeal a 2001 law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities is returning to the legislative spotlight, but on an unusual stage.

  • Booking agency wants UH to keep McConaughey contract secret

    The University of Houston shouldn't tell the public how much it is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at May's commencement, because "a reporter or someone else" might create "unfair negatives online and take things out of context," the celebrity booking agency representing the actor argues in a brief filed with the Texas attorney general.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Ross

Dr. Larry RossLarry Ross, M.D., Ph.D., 76, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, died Sunday, March 1, 2015.  For more than a decade, he contributed substantially to the teaching of the Gross Anatomy and Developmental Anatomy courses at the UTHealth Medical School.

He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – Galveston in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

The visitation and rosary will be held Thursday, March 5 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, TX 77578, 7-9 p.m. Bring your memories to share.

The funeral will be held Saturday, March 7 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St, Houston, TX 77007 at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 607E Whitney St, Houston, TX 77022.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, St. Thomas High School, University of St. Thomas or the Willed Body Programs at either MSU or the University of Texas Medical Schools.

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Shelly Phinney has been named the Director of Management Operations for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, effective March 31. Since October 2010, she served as director of the department of community and family medicine at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo.


Volunteers needed

UT House Medics is celebrating 23 years of lending a helping hand to elderly homeowners. Volunteers repair, repaint, add ramps and more to allow the homeowners to age in place. To guarantee your spot on a team, sign up by March 31.

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