• UTMB Physician Elected to the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees

    Dr. Samuel E. Mathis, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees to represent the Young Physician Section. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Mathis during the association’s annual conference TexMed, in Houston on April 30.

  • HBJ's 2022 Landmark Awards: Medical winner and finalists

    The Landmark Award winner in the medical category is the University of Texas Medical Branch League City campus expansion. UTMB's initial League City hospital opened in 2016, and its inpatient services and other service lines quickly reached capacity. The expansion gives the League City campus a total of 97 beds and was designed to support the growing mainland population over the next decade. The new five-story patient tower features several new departments and amenities, adding 60 new patient beds, lab spaces, new food service and dining, and an adjacent helipad. The tower also can support future vertical expansion of up to 12 floors and 360 beds. The first phase of the expansion also included a new parking garage and a pedestrian bridge.

  • UTMB's Dr.Shi Elected a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected Dr.Pei-Yong Shi as one of the 2021 Fellows. He will be inducted at the NAI Fellows Induction Ceremony at the 11th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 15, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • UTMB’s Dr. Shi receives praise, recognition from NIAID for COVID-19 research

    In a letter addressed to Dr. Pei-Yong Shi and his team of researchers in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, recognized the incredible work done by the scientists during the fast-paced COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dr. Linda Kenney professor in the Department of Biochemestry & Molecular Biology

    AAAS Honors UTMB’s Dr. Linda Kenney as Lifetime AAAS Fellow

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Linda Kenney from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, considered one of the most distinct honors within the scientific community. Kenney, a bacteriologist at UTMB, is a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is the Tom and Kaye Arnold Professor in Gastroenterology at UTMB.