#PedsMatch21. UTMB is excited to share a tour and vlogs with you this year as we transition to virtual interviews. Please check out these videos and peruse our website for more detailed information including our program leadership, curriculum, and more.
  • Post-screen.time.myopia

    Another Epidemic within the Pandemic

    November 9, 2020, 09:19 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    One in four parents have a child with myopia. Research has shown that working up close such as reading or using a tablet increased the odds of developing myopia. A study found that 48% of children are spending more than 6 hours per day online. This is nearly 500% increase from time spent before the pandemic. Schools, teachers and parents must work together to incorporate eye health strategies to help protect children as they learn online. If a parent has any concerns about their child’s vision they should discuss this with their health care provider.

Keeping Kids Healthy

  • Post-Smile

    “When you’re smilin’ the whole world smiles with you”

    August 14, 2020, 17:38 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson
    When songwriters, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, and Mark Fisher, wrote the above lyrics, they doubt they had studied the works of Charles Darwin and Paul Ekman on human expressions. However, they did express a universal human truth about smiling. It is the most positive reinforcement. Helping a child grow up with a smile, laughter, and satisfaction is a big part of development. Read full article.

Community Highlights

  • Post-flu

    It's Time For the Flu Shot

    October 12, 2020, 13:33 PM by UTMB Pediatrics
    Get your children the flu shot! Influenza (Flu), like COVID, is a respiratory virus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing respiratory illnesses' overall burden is essential to protect vulnerably and at-risk family members. Dr. Manuela Murray shares an important message for you.


  • Post-GeneTherapy

    UTMB's First Ever Gene Therapy

    August 24, 2020, 16:09 PM by Department of Pediatrics
    —feeling proud. Working Together to Work Wonders. "How a team of women—in the middle of a pandemic managed UTMB's first-ever gene therapy!"(TMC News) Congratulations to Dr. Erin Cooney, Dr. Pamela Lupo, Jordan Burdine, Pharm.D., Allison Britt (genetic counselor), and countless others for giving Blaise another chance at life.

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