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Researchers at UTHealth Houston, assisted by McGovern Medical School students like Yashasvee Munshi, will leverage a biorepository of COVID-19 patients to study what role sex differences play in the disease. (Photo by Robert Seale)

McCullough and Liu awarded $3.7M NIH grant to study sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

A $3.7 million grant to identify patients at risk for developing chronic consequences of COVID-19 infection and discover potential underlying mechanisms leading to neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) has been awarded to Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Fudong Liu, MD, MSN, by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program directors.

CPRIT grant awarded to train new cancer prevention researchers

An innovative program that aims to increase the number of cancer prevention scientists and boost cancer health equity across the state led by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has been awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). 
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Cluster headaches, which occur in cyclical patterns known as cluster periods, are more painful than childbirth or kidney stones and can last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours. (Photo by Getty Images)

Clinical trial investigating use of high-dose vitamin D3 in prevention of cluster headache now recruiting patients

A clinical trial investigating whether high-dose vitamin D3 supplements combined with a multivitamin could effectively prevent cluster headaches is now recruiting patients at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
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Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, will be presented with the 2021 C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award at the 16th Annual NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium Summit on Oct. 22. (Photo by UTHealth)

McCullough wins AHA/ASA Neuroscience Visionary Award

Her scientific leadership in the laboratory studying sex differences in stroke severity and outcomes is among the reasons why Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, received the 2021 C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).
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A $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help investigators with UTHealth advance Alzheimer's disease research. (Photo by Getty Images)

New grant to help advance Alzheimer's disease research

A five-year, nearly $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow investigators with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics to use artificial intelligence (AI) to advance Alzheimer’s disease research.
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Group photo of professionals who attended the 2021 CCTS annual meeting in Houston. (Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth)

Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences addresses COVID-19 health disparities in Texas

Projects of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences include several initiatives to address testing disparities in vulnerable and underserved populations across the state, including in the Houston metro area, in South Texas, and in East Texas and West Texas, which have higher rates of uninsured and African American populations.
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