• A gold dollar symbol over a stethoscope

    ‘Secret shopper’ study finds errors, discrepancies in inquiries about hospital prices

    Although hospitals are required by law to publicly post prices for their services, it remains difficult for the public to get reliable information on what those services will cost. That’s the overall finding of a paper published Sept. 18 in in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine based on research out of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

  • A five foot tall white robot in a hospital hallway

    UTMB Deploys Robots to Support Hospital Staff

    The University of Texas Medical Branch welcomed some new staff members at the Angleton Danbury campus this week: two nearly life-sized robots programmed to support the human staff and free up nurses from certain tasks to allow them more time to spend with patients.

  • 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).