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McGovern Medical School Class of 2020 celebrates first virtual Match Day

McGovern Medical School fourth-year student Sandra Coker opened her Match Day email to find out where she’d take the next step on her journey to become a physician. (Photo credit: Sandra Coker)

March 30, 2020

Traditionally on Match Day, crowds of medical students can be seen holding their envelopes up to the sun to sneak a peek at their match before ripping them open. But this year, future physicians sat with their eyes glued to their inboxes as their fates were delivered via email.




Creating a new normal for kids during the uncertainties of COVID-19

A mother reading to her son on the sofa. Photo by Getty Images.

March 17, 2020

The list of schools canceling classes indefinitely is growing, and day-to-day life has been disrupted like never before – all because of increased social distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This lack of routine, coupled with the fear of an unknown illness, can be overwhelming for children. A pediatric psychologist with the Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) explains what parents can do to maintain a sense of normalcy for their children during this time.



DeepTexas Medical AI Symposium scheduled for April 23-24

Photo of a man dressed in a white lab coat writing on a page with health care icons superimposed behind him. Credit is Getty Images.

February 25, 2020

Featuring some of the best minds in technology and medicine from throughout Texas and across the nation, the 2020 DeepTexas Medical AI Symposium will provide a forum for clinicians, researchers, executives, health systems, corporations, investors, payers, policymakers, patients, and other stakeholders to consider the possibilities and plan for the future of medical artificial intelligence (AI).



Study finds vaping prevention program significantly reduces use in middle school students

Middle school students in a group learning session. Photo by Getty Images.

January 29, 2020

In response to the youth vaping crisis, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) developed CATCH My Breath, a program to prevent electronic cigarette use among fifth – 12th grade students. Research published in Public Health Reports reveals the program significantly reduces the likelihood of e-cigarette use among students who complete the curriculum.





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