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The Many Faces. One Mission. campaign surpasses expectations image

The Many Faces. One Mission. campaign surpasses expectations


ϳԹ (UTHealth Houston) surpassed its original $500 million fundraising goal, raising $534.4 million to improve the ϳԹ of Houston and beyond by educating ϳԹ 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.


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 medical physics training, even in far-reaching locations.

Building a virtual platform for social support for patients and their caregivers

Building a virtual platform for social support for patients and their caregivers


Depression and anxiety often follow in the wake of a stroke—and it can affect both survivors and their caregivers. Nurse-researcher Jennifer E. S. Beauchamp, PhD, RN, and her team at Cizik ϳԹ of Nursing at UTHealth Houston are determining if an interactive virtual environment can increase social support and connectedness to improve mental ϳԹ.

Investigating stem cells to slow Parkinson’s disease

Investigating stem cells to slow Parkinson’s disease


With more than a million Americans facing the challenges that Parkinson’s disease brings—from uncontrollable tremors to difficulty walking and talking, the research Mya C. Schiess, MD, is doing to slow the disease’s progression holds the potential for life-altering impact.

Full-ride scholarship helped pave road to success for medical student

Full-ride scholarship helped pave road to success for medical student


As a high school student, Skyler Howell, MD, ’21, saw how a knee replacement surgery transformed his father’s life by restoring his mobility.

Community outreach fills gap in oral care

Community outreach fills gap in oral care


Vulnerable populations without access to oral ϳԹ care suffer the consequences every day, from tooth decay to undetected oral cancer. To address this critical issue, UTHealth Houston ϳԹ of Dentistry conducts a broad range of community outreach programs serving uninsured, low-income families and individuals.

Implantable devices to treat neurological disorders

Implantable devices to treat neurological disorders


From epilepsy to spinal cord damage, many of the most severe neurological conditions begin with malfunctioning brain networks.

Preparing leaders to address complex ϳԹ care systems

Preparing leaders to address complex ϳԹ care systems


The George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management prepares students to meet the ϳԹ needs of our communities while addressing the ever-changing facets of the ϳԹ care system.

Developing implantable devices to improve heart ϳԹ

Developing implantable devices to improve heart ϳԹ


Artificial hearts can save lives for patients with end-stage heart failure, but they often bring their own life-threatening complications, such as a risk of stroke, infection, or rehospitalization.

Brain stimulation holds potential for treatment-resistant depression

Brain stimulation holds potential for treatment-resistant depression


With depression, life itself becomes a Herculean effort. Its smothering weight can transform even simple tasks—like getting dressed or making lunch—into seemingly impossible feats, draining happiness from the present and hope from the future.

Fueling the engine of biomedical informatics

Fueling the engine of biomedical informatics


The vast amount of ϳԹ data created every day in the United States holds hidden solutions to treating disease, reducing medical errors, and lowering ϳԹ care costs. Faculty and students at UTHealth Houston ϳԹ of Biomedical Informatics work to unlock these secrets.

Reshaping telemedicine for older adults

Reshaping telemedicine for older adults


While telemedicine may seem to offer the best of both worlds—access to ϳԹ experts without having to leave home—every new technology has its growing pains.

Understanding how gender and sex affects strokes

Understanding how gender and sex affects strokes


Dedicated to solving the mysteries of how strokes alter the function of the brain on a molecular level to improve treatments, Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, has discovered that sex impacts stroke response and outcomes.

A vibrant lecture series improves nursing education

A vibrant lecture series improves nursing education


The COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed the start of The Jane and Robert Cizik Endowed Lecture Series at Cizik ϳԹ of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, but it did not dim the enthusiasm for these valuable presentations or the quality of information presented.

Providing free resources to educators and families across Texas and beyond

Providing free resources to educators and families across Texas and beyond


Improving a child’s early learning environment can pave the way for greater success at school and in life, and the Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical ϳԹ at UTHealth Houston offers a free collection of materials through CLI Engage to help ensure this solid foundation.

Scholarship bridges two disciplines to improve ϳԹ

Scholarship bridges two disciplines to improve ϳԹ


When dentistry and public ϳԹ combine, they create a synergy that changes lives in underserved families and entire communities.