Photo of Mikhail Kolonin, Ph.D., senior author and associate professor at John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth photo of Kulvinder “Vinni” Bajwa, M.D. and colleagues on deployment Image of Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. Image of Zhi-Dong Jiang, M.D., Dr.P.H. and Herbert L. Dupont, M.D. Photo of Claudio Soto, Ph.D. Scratchboard image of Dr. Jiajie Zhang

Scientists discover on/off switch for obesity-associated cancer

Having established that excessive fat tissue can fuel the growth of certain cancers, researchers have turned their attention to the molecular mechanisms involved in the process in the hopes of developing new cancer treatments.

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UTHealth’s Bajwa reserves time for military service

If you get an out-of-office message for Kulvinder “Vinni” Bajwa, M.D., there is a good chance he is out of the country on a military deployment in some faraway land. Bajwa, is an assistant professor and a member of Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and is also a colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

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Macy Foundation grant supports education project at UTHealth’s School of Nursing

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has selected Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., associate professor in the Department of Nursing Systems at UTHealth School of Nursing, as one of five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2016.

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Lab-tested diagnosis needed when treating patients with persistent diarrhea

Persistent diarrhea, which is diarrhea that lasts at least 14 days, is an illness typically caused by parasites or bacteria and requires accurate diagnosis in order to determine what treatment to give.

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NIH awards $11 million to UTHealth researchers to study deadly prion diseases

Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School UTHealth have been awarded $11 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases – such as chronic wasting disease in deer – that can potentially spread to humans.

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The Many Faces of UTHealth: Dr. Jiajie Zhang

Dr. Jiajie Zhang, one of the many faces of UTHealth, uses big data to revolutionize patient safety.

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