The Sealy & Smith Foundation establishes John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Innovations in Molecular Biology at UTMB

September 14, 2020

A $1 million gift from The Sealy & Smith Foundation has established the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Innovations in Molecular Biology at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Pei-Yong Shi, a professor in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department and vice chair for Innovation and Commercialization, has been named the inaugural recipient. “I’m honored to be named to this distinguished chair and excited to continue our work here at UTMB,” Shi said. “This investment is an acknowledgment and reminder of the importance of this research as we combat infectious threats to health.” Shi, who joined UTMB in 2015, is internationally recognized for his scholarship, leadership and his innovative scientific approach to counter numerous diseases. His areas of research include virology, drug discovery, vaccine development, pathogen diagnosis and cancer therapy. “This distinguished chair recognizes Pei-Yong’s fundamental contributions... more »

COPD readmissions reduction program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality

COPD readmissions reduction program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality

September 10, 2020

The 30-day readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has decreased but the mortality rate has increased. Hospitals, in seeking to avoid financial penalties by reducing readmissions, may... more »


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COPD program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality

Health Medicine Network September 14, 2020

Health Medicine Network, Sept. 14, 2020 Researchers UTMB found that while the 30-day readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has decreased, the... more »

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UTMB honors five with Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award

June 12, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently recognized five alumni for their accomplishments by presenting them with the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award. Established in 1965, the ASDA Award is the hightest honor bestowed by the School of Medicine... more »

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COPD readmissions reduction program decreases 30-day hospital readmission, may increase mortality

September 10, 2020

The 30-day readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has decreased but the mortality rate has increased. Hospitals, in seeking to avoid financial penalties by reducing... more »

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Understanding vaccines inside and out

Galveston County Daily NewsMay 8, 2019

The Galveston County Daily News, May 8, 2019 In this installment of Vaccine Smarts, Megan Berman and Richard Rupp explain how vaccines work; suggesting that readers think of it as their body’s defense system getting secret information about the enemy before the battle even begins. [See the... more »

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