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Dylan Mendoza, 6, pictured with his parents, Maria Perez and Ruben Mendoza, is observed by Gretchen Von Allmen, MD during his appointment at the SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by Caitie Barkley/UTHealth Houston)

UTHealth Houston named first-ever SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by FamilieSCN2A Foundation

In recognition of its expertise in treating SCN2A-related neurological disorders, UTHealth Houston has been designated as the first SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by the FamilieSCN2A Foundation, the largest global advocacy organization for the group of disorders.

UTHealth Houston physicians and nurses who make up the mobile ECMO team, worked to save Johnson's life after he had a heart attack during the marathon. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

A life saved: UTHealth Houston mobile ECMO team’s first-ever deployment for the Chevron Houston marathon

Lee Johnson, a healthy 65-year-old runner, was 200 yards from finishing his 10th half-marathon, when he suddenly collapsed with cardiac arrest just feet from crossing the Chevron Houston Marathon ribbon.

Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and director of Neonatal Research with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Neonatal intensive care and survival of the most preterm infants increased during previous decade, according to new UTHealth Houston study

Across the United States, more babies born at 22 weeks’ gestation are admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and surviving in increasing numbers, according to a new study led by UTHealth Houston.

A woman in a lab with instruments. (UTHealth Houston file photo)

UTHealth Houston ranks among best in U.S. in research funding

UTHealth Houston is a national leader in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, according to annual rankings released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

UTHealth Houston PAP Project grassroots program connects women to cervical health resources

The Houston PAP Project offers no-cost screening for cervical cancer to women. UTHealth Houston physicians and staff volunteer their time to make the outreach effort a success. (Photo taken by Gina Montalvo, UTHealth Houston)

“When you find something so precious, you want everyone to know.”

Those are the words from cervical cancer survivor, Juana Espino, who now serves as project coordinator of the Houston PAP Project. This UTHealth Houston program provides no-cost cervical cancer screenings to a predominantly Hispanic population. As a result of her journey, Espino has become instrumental in sharing her testimony and encouraging other Hispanic women to get screened.

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