The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Dr. Marjan Afrouzian, associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, a 2021 Outstanding Teaching Award recipient.
Elective surgeries that were postponed at Houston-area hospitals during the peak of the COVID Delta variant surge are being rescheduled now. UTMB facilities are open for elective cases and are rescheduling any that were postponed in the previous two months, said Dr. Timothy Harlin, executive vice president and CEO of the hospital system.
UTMB is studying people with diabetes and cardiac arrhythmia to see if they can safely travel into space. “This will help us better understand how individuals with certain medical conditions may tolerate spaceflight and how to best prepare them for the experience,” said Dr. Rebecca Blue, UTMB flight surgeon and the study's investigator.
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