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Virtual Geigerman Lecture scheduled for April 20

Logo for the Geigerman lecture. The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman. The next lecture will be on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. (Image courtesy of McGovern Medical School)

April 13, 2021

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will host the 2021 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture series in a virtual format at 6:30 p.m. April 20. Individuals with autism, their families, clinicians, counselors, and educators are invited to join.

UTHealth launches Many Faces. One Mission. campaign with transformational gift

A photograph of a physician with an older couple and the words, at UTHealth, we have many stories to tell.

April 8, 2021

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) publicly launched its first comprehensive campaign Many Faces. One Mission. on Thursday, April 8. The campaign, representing the largest philanthropic effort in UTHealth’s history, aims to raise $500 million to address pressing health challenges and secure the institution’s future as a top health science center. Since the campaign’s quiet phase began in 2015, UTHealth’s closest friends have given more than $400 million in gifts and pledges.

McGovern Medical School Class of 2021 celebrates virtual Match Day

Group photo of the Class of 2021 at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. (Photo by Dwight Andrews, UTHealth)

March 18, 2021

Fourth-year McGovern Medical School students learned where they will train as residents through the National Resident Matching Program today - in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to the medical profession: the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Traditionally, students gather to open the envelopes containing their fate, but this year, students did their own celebrations separately, some receiving their Match results via email.

While the process may have looked different, the achievement remains a meaningful symbol of hard work, determination, and hope for the future.

Parthasarathy named fifth fellow for Sharma family endowed scholarship

Nivedhitha Parthasarathy (Photo by Rachel Atterstom/UTHealth).

February 4, 2021

Houston doctoral student Nivedhitha (Nivi) Parthasarathy, MPH, has been selected as the 2021 Sharma Fellow, supported by the Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowed Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health & Wellness at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. 

Reduce sugar intake with easy, practical steps

Image of one cup of high-sugar cereal with sugar cubes resting on top. One cup of high-sugar cereal equals about four teaspoons of added sugar in a person's diet. (Photo by Cody Duty and Jonathan Lopez/UTHealth)

January 21, 2021

Eating large amounts of sugar over a long period of time can cause major health complications, including the risk of developing chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

UTHealth Consortium on Aging provides handbook for families and caregivers of those navigating a dementia diagnosis

Image of a person with dementia with their caregiver. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

January 6, 2021

For many people, dementia creeps in, taking a memory here, the ability to do an ordinary task there, a name or place that used to be able to be recalled with ease. And the journey is different for everyone.

Now, a free handbook written to help people navigate first steps after diagnosis of dementia is available from experts from The UTHealth Consortium on Aging. 

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