• a three-dimensional prototype tactile ring to help low-vision patients use eye drops.

    New device targets improved dosing of and adherence to ophthalmologic medications

    A team of University of Texas Medical Branch investigators has developed, produced and tested a three-dimensional prototype tactile ring to help low-vision patients use eye drops. The rings feature one, two or three protrusions with cube-or-sphere-shaped endings that can be attached to the medication bottlenecks.

  • The sun rising over planet earth seen from space

    UTMB Aerospace Medicine program members honored

    Members of the UTMB Aerospace Medicine program were honored by the Aerospace Medicine Association at its 94th annual Scientific Meeting, which took place recently in Chicago.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Susman Sr. Associate dean of educational performance, John Sealy School of Medicine Adjunct Professor, family medicine

    Susman receives NBME distinguished service award

    Dr. Jeff Susman, senior associate dean and professor of family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, is one of seven recipients selected by the National Board of Medical Examiners for the 2024 Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award.

  • New Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research: UTMB Researchers Develop Nasal Spray Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch recently discovered a significant advancement in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, introduces an innovative nasal spray treatment that has shown promising results in clearing harmful tau protein build-up and improving cognitive functions in aged mice models with neurodegenerative diseases.

  • A health care provider holds an older patient's hands

    Residents focus on home visits in grant-funded project

    University of Texas Medical Branch residents Dr. Jenna Reisler, Dr. Elena Diller and Dr. Alokika Patel, working with their faculty sponsor, Dr. Lindsay Sonstein, have been awarded a $15,000  Back to Bedside grant to fund structured medical home visits in the community.

  • A group of men and women walking on a track

    'Walk with a Doc' program gets community members moving

    With potential to improve cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, walking has an abundance of health benefits – especially when it comes with a physician-led conversation about wellness. That’s the philosophy behind “Walk with a Doc."