Oxygen therapy in COPD patients is associated with burn injury

March 27, 2015

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receiving home oxygen have a higher risk of burn injury. This study was published on March 30 in Mayo... more »

 UTMB to open new clinic in Texas City

UTMB to open new clinic in Texas City

March 27, 2015

GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch’s new Texas City Primary and Specialty Care Clinic is opening Monday, March 30. The 35,000-square-foot facility, with 61 exam rooms, is designed to... more »

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Inside UTMB: Dr. Joan Richardson to receive Steel Oleander Award

Galveston County Daily NewsApril 1, 2015

Joan Richardson will be honored as the Galveston Historical Foundation’s 22nd annual Steel Oleander – Kevin Merkley appointed as interim chairman of ophthalmology and visual... more »


UTMB addresses health disparities among Hispanics

Galveston County Daily NewsDecember 23, 2014

UTMB’s Hispanic Center of Excellence is working to reduce disparities through the recruitment and training of culturally competent medical students and through faculty development. more »

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UTMB aims to improve local adolescent HPV vaccine rates

February 20, 2015

Gynecologist awarded $1.4 million to implement project that will increase the number of adolescents receiving the HPV vaccine more »


MEDICAL DISCOVERY NEWS-Declining sense of smell a signal of death

Galveston County Daily NewsMarch 31, 2015

By NORBERT HERZOG and DAVID NIESEL This may be a Debbie Downer question, but can you guess what condition is most indicative of a person’s imminent demise? It turns out that the strongest predictor of impending death is not cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes or emphysema, but a... more »

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