News From the Texas Medical Center

The University of Houston System is a member of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world.


UH Spinoff Recognized for Improving Breast Cancer Diagnostics

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Co-founded by a UH researcher, cancer care company Endomag was chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

UH Researchers Identify Less-Invasive Method for Kidney Diagnostics

Fri, 29 May 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: University of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity.

UH Pharmacy Students Honored for Service, Clinical Skills

Wed, 20 May 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Pharmacy students wrapped up the spring semester with awards for excellence in professional service, clinical skills and disease management, earning kudos at the state level from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Homeless Youth in Houston: May 13 Presentation Reveals High Needs

Mon, 04 May 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: The Graduate College of Social Work and the UTHealth School of Nursing will present the findings of the 2014 YouthCount 2.0! of homeless youth in Houston. The event is 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 13 at the Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults.

UH Research: Healthy Mom = Healthy Family

Mon, 27 Apr 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Research from the Department of Health and Human Performance gives us another reason to love Mom, even if it's not Mother's Day.

Stress and Obesity: Your Family Can Make You Fat

Mon, 06 Apr 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: A new study from the Department of Health and Human Performance and Texas Obesity Research Center suggests there is a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn 18 years old.

Program Creates Pipeline for Future Rio Grande Valley Pharmacists

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: The UH College of Pharmacy and South Texas College in McAllen signed an agreement to offer students in the Rio Grande Valley a new, streamlined pathway to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy.

Eye Expo at UH Offers Resources to the Visually Impaired

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: A vision expo will be held at the UH College of Optometry April 25, addressing leisure time pursuits for the visually impaired. The fourth-annual Houston Area Insight Expo is open to the public.


Tue, 31 Mar 2015

By Jeannie Kever

Researchers Build Brain-Machine Interface to Control Prosthetic Hand

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts.

UH Appoints Dean to College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Thu, 19 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Dan E. Wells, a longtime faculty member, department chair and interim dean, has been appointed the next dean of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Respected Scholar to Discuss Bioethics and Mental Health

Thu, 19 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: William Winslade, a respected scholar who teaches and writes about the legal aspects of bioethics and mental health, will be delivering a lecture Tuesday, March 24 at the University of Houston.

UH Researcher Part of SXSW Personalized Medicine Panel March 17

Thu, 12 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: University of Houston professor Preethi Gunaratne will be part of a panel addressing personalized medicine at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Health and MedTech Expo in Austin Tuesday, March 17.

Multiple Sclerosis Eye Care Center Celebrates 10 Years at UH

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: The Multiple Sclerosis Eye Center for Analysis, Research and Education at UH has led the way to making eye care an integral part of MS diagnosis and treatment.

UH Researchers Find Link Between Flame Retardants and Obesity

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Could your electronics be making you fat? According to UH researchers, a common flame retardant used to keep electronics from overheating may be to blame. The research is supported by an NIH grant.

UH Team Works to Help Patients with Down Syndrome See Better

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of individuals with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of UH researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute.

Study Investigates the Complex Roads that Lead Families to Food Insecurity

Tue, 03 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Food insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different. A new study examined four risk factors for families that can lead to varying degrees of hunger.

Health Care Experts Consider Preventive and Integrated Approaches to Latino Health

Tue, 03 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: A day-long conference at the College of Education will discuss and strategize on issues impacting the health of Latinos. The Latino Health Summit features Dr. Elena Rios, a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and Professor Stephen Klineberg of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

New Supercomputer Allows for Massive Data Analysis in Less Time

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: UH is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. This powerful, high-performance computing system will more than double the current computing power at UH.