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    UTMB School of Nursing ranks in top 10 online programs in the nation

    The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing came in 10th in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs rankings

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  • UTMB Awarded up to $24.7M from the U.S. Department of Defense to Develop mRNA Vaccines

    UTMB has been awarded nearly $25 million for the development of vaccines to protect against Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, and Lassa viruses

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    Researchers study psychological, social impact of COVID-19 on adolescents

    With a $3.5 million grant, UTMB researchers will study the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents’ mental, behavioral and social health.

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UTMB Awarded Project Agreement Up to $24.7M from the U.S. Department of Defense to Develop mRNA Vaccines to Prevent Biological Threat Agent Diseases

UTMB has been awarded an agreement up to nearly $25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) (within the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR)), for their efforts in the collaborative development of vaccines to protect against infection by Ebola (EBOV), Sudan (SUDV), Marburg (MARV), and Lassa (LASV) viruses. This project award was executed via Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to UTMB through the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC).

Researchers Develop Machine Learning Methods for Improving Patient Care through Disease Subtypes

To help health care professionals find the connections between health conditions, risk and treatment plans, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch developed machine learning methods that can automatically find conditions that frequently go together in national level data, and used them to predict the risk of a patient in the clinic, and for designing targeted treatments.

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UTMB and HDT Bio awarded prototype project funding worth up to $87.4M from the U.S. government to develop saRNA vaccine technology

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has been awarded a project agreement worth up to $87.4 million by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), through the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Authority (OTA), for the development of a vaccine technology against advanced and emerging viral threats. Two deadly viruses of significance to military personnel will be targeted for vaccine protection. These are Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) and Nipah virus (NiV).

Dr. Michael P. Sheetz Robert A Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sheetz wins Pearse Prize

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) has awarded Dr. Michael P. Sheetz the Pearse Prize for his “long and illustrious career in mechanobiological research”.