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UTHealth Houston genetic counselor and geneticist help family navigate diagnosis for baby with infantile epileptic seizures

After her diagnosis of a PRRT2 genetic change, which can cause infantile epilepsy and migraines, 4-month-old Parker was switched to a medication that has helped contol her seizures. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Schneider)

November 8, 2023

In December 2022, while at day care, Kelsey and Joe Schneider’s 4-month-old daughter Parker suffered her first epileptic seizure, suffering a total of six between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, along with two hospitalizations at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Kelsey had intense, body-numbing migraines herself, but wasn't aware of any family history of seizures.




$2.9M NIH grant awarded to Cizik School of Nursing researcher to fund real-time HIV prevention and substance use reduction strategies

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, dean of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

October 2, 2023

A four-year, $2.9 million grant to assess the implementation of real-time health intervention to decrease substance use and support HIV prevention strategies in young adults experiencing homelessness, has been awarded to researchers from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston by the National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health.




American Heart Association’s ASA adopts Spanish-language R.A.P.I.D.O. acronym for stroke awareness created by Cizik School of Nursing and Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at UTHealth Houston

(From left) Andrea Ancer Leal, DNP, RN; Alejandra Castro, BSN, RN; and Jennifer Beauchamp, PhD, RN, and others created and developed R.Á.P.I.D.O., which has been adopted by the AHA/ASA. (Photo by David Sotelo/UTHealth Houston)

September 14, 2023

R.Á.P.I.D.O., a culturally relevant acronym created under the leadership of Jennifer Beauchamp, PhD, RN, at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston to raise awareness of stroke signs in the Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latino community and save lives, has been adopted by the American Stroke Association (ASA), the organization announced today.


UTHealth Houston and Baylor College of Medicine researchers receive $2.3M grant to study environmental influences on children's health

Thomas Norhtrup, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

September 7, 2023

Dr. Kristina Whitworth and Dr. Elaine Symanski at Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Thomas F. Northrup at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston received funding from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program to recruit a cohort of pregnant people in Houston with the ultimate goal of following their children through age 21 years.




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