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Celebrate Juneteenth with tea cakes

The UTHealth Houston Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate Juneteenth.
June 1, 2023
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Andrea Hernandez earns NIDCR supplement, forges her own way forward

Andrea Hernandez earns NIDCR supplement, forges her own way forward

Andrea Hernandez—a PhD student in the Immunology program—joined the lab of Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, because her interest in translational work led her to a passion in improving cancer immunotherapy...
May 10, 2023
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Photo of Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD, and Richard Wood, PhD,

Faculty members Piwnica-Worms, Richard Wood elected to National Academy of Sciences

Graduate School faculty members Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD, and Richard Wood, PhD, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).Piwnica-Worms and Wood are among 120 new members...
May 3, 2023
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Philanthropy instills a desire to pay it forward in the biomedical sciences

Philanthropy instills a desire to pay it forward in the biomedical sciences

Not only is Suman Shrestha, PhD ’22, grateful for the Marilyn and Frederick R. Lummis, Jr., MD, Fellowship that helped make his education possible, he plans to one day ensure others have access to...
April 18, 2023
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From left to right, UTHealth Houston researchers Oscar Woolnough, PhD, and Nitin Tandon, MD, both with the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School. (Photos provided by Drs. Woolnough and Tandon)

Two brain networks are activated while reading, study finds

When a person reads a sentence, two distinct networks in the brain are activated, working together to integrate the meanings of the individual words to obtain more complex, higher-order meaning, according...
April 17, 2023
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Claudio Soto, PhD, professor and the Huffington Foundation Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

Study: Misfolded alpha-synuclein protein key to early detection of Parkinson’s disease

The presence of a misfolded alpha-synuclein protein can be used to determine if people have Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study using technology developed by a researcher at UTHealth...
April 13, 2023
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Heather Tsong, right, seen here with her advisor Andrea K.H. Stavoe, PhD, receiving the Crow Scholarship. (Photo: John Concha)

Tsong receives 2023 Terry J. Crow, PhD Scholarship in Neuroscience

Neuroscience PhD candidate Heather Tsong, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Terry J. Crow, PhD Scholarship in Neuroscience for her outstanding scholastic achievements . For her doctoral thesis research...
April 11, 2023
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Lorenz named 2023 McGovern teaching award winner

Lorenz named 2023 McGovern teaching award winner

Graduate School students selected Michael C. Lorenz, PhD, as the recipient of the 2023 John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching. Lorenz is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular...
April 10, 2023
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Study authors Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, and Seung-Hee Yoo, PhD, stand in a lab at McGovern Medical School. (Photo by Caitie Barkley/UTHealth Houston)

Cluster headache, migraine strongly associated with circadian system, according to published research

Cluster headache and migraine are both strongly linked to the internal clock that regulates body processes known as the circadian system, according to new research from UTHealth Houston.
March 29, 2023
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DEI Speaker Series: Sharp discusses challenges of parenthood for residents, fellows

The “maternal wall” is a phrase coined by lawyer and professor Joan C. Williams that describes a woman’s dedication to her work being questioned after becoming a mother based on the assumption...
March 24, 2023
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