UTMB News Articles

  • Dvorak named Jess Hay Endowment recipient

    Nolan Michael Dvorak is a recipient of the Jess Hay Endowment for Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Only two outstanding graduate students from UT System institutions get this honor each year, thanks to a generous endowment established by former UT System Regent Jess Hay.

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    Family Medicine: Your One Stop Shop

    Family medicine providers are trained in many areas of medicine and can provide comprehensive care for you, your children, your parents and your entire family.

  • UTMB School of Nursing project awarded

    The Texas Board of Criminal Justice honored the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing with the 2021 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award- Health Division for the undergraduate nursing project titled BAMBI /School of Nursing Collaborative.

  • Dr. Ben Raimer, president of UTMB

    Raimer named president of UTMB

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved a measure Tuesday naming Dr. Ben Raimer the president of the University of Texas Medical Branch, effective immediately.

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    UTMB celebrates 130th anniversary

    One hundred and thirty years ago, 23 students and 13 faculty gathered on Galveston Island and began a tradition of improving health through education, research and patient care. It was the first class meeting of the state’s first medical school. Now with more than 3,500 students and nearly 14,000 employees, The University of Texas Medical Branch will mark its 130th anniversary on Oct. 5, 2021.

  • How History May Be on Vaccine Mandate’s Side

    Dr. Susan McLellan, director of biosafety for research-related infectious pathogens at UTMB Health, recounts how George Washington led the first mass military inoculation in history against smallpox.

  • Should colleges be doing more to prioritize career development?

    UTMB has struggled to find postsecondary institutions that will partner on learn-and-earn opportunities for students in some allied health programs, said Angie Bush, administrative director of imaging services for UTMB, during a September podcast from Whiteboard Advisors.

  • Although natural immunity exists, health experts say inoculation is safer

    Vaccines protect better than natural immunity. Dr. Richard Rupp, assistant director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at UTMB, spoke to the newspaper about the evidence. “We know natural immunity is limited,” Rupp said. “Healthy people start getting reinfected as soon as six months after their initial infection. There is a good chance that natural immunity will only protect for three to five years.”

  • Mathis elected to American Academy of Family Physicians board

    Dr. Samuel E. Mathis, an assistant professor of Family Medicine at UTMB, is a new member of the American Academy of Family Physicians board of directors. The academy held elections for its board in September. The academy represents 133,500 physicians and medical students.

  • How has virtual learning affected youth?

    Dr. Karen Dineen Wagner, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB, discussed how virtual schooling during the pandemic posed challenges that could have long-term effects on children and adolescents. Studies are showing an increase in anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, behavior problems, prosocial behavior problems, sleep problems, and the worsening of pre-existing mental disorders, Wagner said.

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    Adolescent Gynecology 101

    UTMB OBGYN's Dr. Parin Patel and Dr. Joyce Muruthi join Meagan Clanahan of the Houston Moms Blog to discuss the ins and outs of adolescent gynecology.