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UTHealth Houston School of Public Health researchers awarded $2M to help prevent obesity-related cancers

Shreela Sharma, PhD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, will be the principal investigator in the community-based cancer prevention research program. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

July 14, 2023

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health researchers will participate in a national initiative to help combat cancer disparities fueled by persistent poverty. The five-year grant was awarded to collaborators at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Nearing $10 million in funding for five years, UTHealth Houston researchers will receive nearly $2 million as co-investigators to foster cancer prevention research and strengthen community-based programs in low-income areas.  

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on a building that embodies the education, research and practice to keep Texans healthy

Photo of rendering of building with caption UTHealth Houston School of Public Health breaks ground on $299 million, 10-story new home in the Texas Medical Center. (Image courtesy of SmithGroup)

June 27, 2023

The most prestigious school of public health in the state and fourth-largest in the country, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health will break ground on a 10-story, 350,000-square-foot tower in the Texas Medical Center that underscores the school’s mission of health promotion and disease prevention, sustainable access to affordable health care with improved outcomes, and training the next generation of leaders in public health sciences.

Markham earns prestigious 2023 Piper Professor award

(Photo courtesy of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health)

May 15, 2023

A dedicated educator for more than three decades at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, Christine Markham, PhD, has added the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award to a long list of honors she has received during her tenure.

How to be a great physician, according to a UTHealth Houston expert

Photo of John Higgins, MD, sports cardiologists with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

May 5, 2023

The first tip for physicians in a new paper authored by John Higgins, MD, is to have the mindset of a detective and dig deeper when something is not adding up with the care of a patient.

The article titled, “Ten Traits of Great Physicians,” was published recently in The American Journal of Medicine.

UTHealth Houston launches Center for Digital Healthcare Innovation

A photograph of a patient in a clinic room with a doctor. Photo by Kim Kham.

May 4, 2023

Building on the momentum of the integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle system launched two years ago, UTHealth Houston leaders today announced a new center that will continue to fuel innovation in digital health care for its patients, health care professionals, and researchers.

UTHealth Houston’s Many Faces. One Mission. campaign raises $534.4M to improve the health of individuals and communities

The success of the Many Faces. One Mission. campaign will support UTHealth Houston faculty, staff, students, and trainees dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our communities. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 21, 2023

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) surpassed its original $500 million fundraising goal, raising $534.4 million to improve the health of Houston and beyond by educating health professionals, advancing research, and providing the best practices in clinical care. The Many Faces. One Mission. campaign was publicly announced in April 2021 and is the university’s most ambitious philanthropic effort yet.

D. Bradley McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics named for generous gift to advance new solutions for health care

From left, Dean Jiajie Zhang, PhD; D. Bradley McWilliams; and UTHealth Houston President Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD, celebrate a $22 million gift from McWilliams to the School of Biomedical Informatics. (Photo by Priscilla Dickson Photography)

April 21, 2023

D. Bradley “Brad” McWilliams has made a transformational commitment of $22 million to UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics that will enable the school, one of the largest biomedical informatics programs in the world, to accelerate its mission to reshape the future of medicine and health care through artificial intelligence, data science, and informatics.

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