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Pediatrics research yields diagnostic test for EoE

A novel diagnostic tool born out of research from the Department of Pediatrics could reduce the need for multiple endoscopies for those who suffer from eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). (Photo by McGovern Medical School)

November 10, 2022

Research from McGovern Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics at UTHealth Houston has yielded a noninvasive diagnostic tool for an increasingly prevalent chronic immune system disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).




UTHealth Houston joins NIH BRAIN Initiative’s Cell Atlas Network with 5-year, nearly $5M grant

GQ Zhang, PhD, vice president and chief data scientist for UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

September 22, 2022

A five-year, nearly $5 million grant, which will help create a coordinating unit for biostatistics, informatics, and engagement (CUBIE) for a Cell Atlas Network program to advance knowledge about the interacting neurons of the human brain, has been awarded to researchers at UTHealth Houston by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. 




Study examines diversity trends in pediatric population

Researchers examined 367,863 pediatric faculty and found the URiM female representation increased from 4.4% in 2000 to 7.8% in 2020 in the pediatric field.

August 31, 2022

The rate of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) women in the pediatric field have significantly increased, but the rates have remained stagnant and decreased in Black men, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston.




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