This list of over 75 faculty summarizes the breadth of work being conducted in women's health at UTMB. Contact Don Dietiker, x74918, to request a listing in this directory.
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Cara Geary, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Investigating the role of gentle ventilation on neonatal outcomes; updating current Neonatology Clinical Database with an interface to the upcoming electronic medical record; investigating approaches to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Contact: 409-772-2815; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bin Gong, MD, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow; Instructor
Department of Pathology
Research Interests:Fetal basis of dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm; Hyperthermia-induced upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in cardiac tissue; Cardiac preconditioning with infrared laser irradiation heating
Contact: 409-772-8199; email@example.com
James Goodwin, MD
George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Director of Sealy Center on Aging
Research Interests: Patterns of cancer care in the elderly; barriers to health care delivery in the elderly; predictors of physical functioning and health in older populations.
Contact: 409-747-1987; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Clinical outcome studies; multiple facets of operative obstetrics; large animal physiology; acute effects of amniotic fluid embolism; uteroplacental blood flow dynamics; pathophysiology and genesis of amniotic fluid embolism; maternal/fetal pharmacology and pharmaco dynamics; placental perfusion.
Contact: 409-772-1957; email@example.com
Alice Hill, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
Research Interests: Feeding and nutrition of preterm infants.
Contact: 409-772-8251; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline Hirth, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Research Interests: Cancer prevention among women, disparities in cancer screening & prevention practices, HPV vaccine usage, and long-acting contraceptive methods.
Contact: 409-747-4978; email@example.com
Research Interests: Musculoskeletal injuries, overuse syndromes, clinical research, tendon injuries, measurement, rehabilitation; rehabilitation of patients after breast cancer treatment.
Contact: 409-772-3068; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Lysophospholipid and reproduction
Contact: 409-772-2220; email@example.com
Tuenchit Khamapirad, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology
Research Interests: Radiological, clinical and histophological correlation of benign intraductal papilloma of the breast; early markers for breast cancer risks; soybean diet and breast density.
Contact: 409747-0932; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Identification and management of anxiety disorders and major depression; Prevalence of major depressive symptoms in medical students; Anxiety disorders in women who are pregnant and postpartum; Efficacy of various medications in patients with panic disorder; social anxiety disorder; generalized anxiety disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; major depressive disorder; and dysthymia; Educational program evaluation; Methods of assessment and remediation in psychiatry clerkships.
Contact: 409-747-9667; email@example.com
Lee-Jane Lu, PhD
Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health-Environmental Toxicology
Research Interests: Phytoestrogens; estrogen receptors; breast cancer.
Contact: 409-772-1730; firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Research Interests: Use of technology for health promotion and cancer control.
Contact: 409-772-1917; email@example.com
Kyriakos Markides, PhD
Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging; Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health; Director, Division of Sociomedical Sciences; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Research Interests: Longitudinal studies of Mexican-American elderly health care; depression; aging; social epidemiology; medical sociology; behavioral/social factors; demography; Hispanics.
Contact: 409-772-2551; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine McGrath, PhD
Assistant Professor, OB-Gyn Adolescent Gynecology
Research Interests: Human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccine, health disparities, mother-to-child transmission of HIV, maternal/child health & nutrition.
Contact: 409-747-2027; email@example.com
Maria-Adelaide Micci, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
Research Interests: Development of stem cell therapy for the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by loss or malfunction of enteric neurons.
Contact: 409-747-3085; mmicci@UTMB.edu
Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Structural basis for allergenicity and environmental induction of plant allergens.
Contact: 409-772-3832; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregg Milligan, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Herpes simplex; and vaccine and other preventive measures against genital infection.
Contact: 409-747-8145; email@example.com
Glenn V. Ostir, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
Research interests: The association between positive emotion and recovery in function for older adults
Contact: 409-747-1880; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, School Allied Health Sciences; Associate Director, Sealy Center on Aging
Research Interests: Outcomes related to functional disabilities; rehabilitation research; and rehabilitation outcomes.
Contact: 409-747-1635; email@example.com