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Improving the Nutritional Health of Children in Lima, Peru

In response to Peru's alarming rates of food insecurity and child malnutrition, Dr. Theresa Ochoa spearheaded the creation of El Comedor, a community-based project providing nutritious meals and educational workshops for children under three in Ermitaño Alto, Lima.

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SPPH and GSBS Commencement date

Seed Grants to Promote Inter-UTMB Center Collaborative Research to Advance Public Health

The goal of this joint pilot project program is to catalyze enduring, collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects across several UTMB Center programs and the School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) by funding seed projects of up to $ 25,000 for data acquisition and/or secondary data analysis; and up to $ 40,000 for other seed projects.

Building Bridges with Academic Medicine in Egypt

Global health is dedicated to improving health. Academic institutions like UTMB can have an impact on these laudable goals by developing long-term, sustainable global collaborations in education, training, policy, and clinical as well as public health practice.

Working Together to Improve Access to Healthcare in Rural Kenya

On October 30th, 2023, the UTMB Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases welcomed Justus Marete, Chief Executive Officer of Maua Methodist Hospital (MMH), to discuss collaborative efforts in improving community health and increasing access to healthcare in Maua, Kenya.

Scholar Spotlight - Xiaoying Yu, MD, PhD

Xiaoying Yu, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Before coming to UTMB, Dr. Yu worked as a biostatistician at Northwestern University and Baylor College of Medicine.

The ‘Hispanic Paradox’ intrigues a new generation of researchers determined to unravel it

STAT, Sept. 14, 2023 “Part of the story about the Hispanic Paradox,” said Kyriakos S. Markides, a professor of aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, “is that the non-Hispanic white population is not doing as well as it should.” Markides coined the term “Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox” in a 1986 paper showing Hispanics in the American Southwest lived as long, or longer, than white people.

Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox

Dr. Kyriakos Markides, the Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging and Professor in SPPH’s Dept. of Population Health & Health Disparities, was recently a guest on The Skin You’re In podcast talking about his work to study aging and health issues among the Mexican American population through the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) and the development of the “Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox”

UTMB Researchers Set to Help Clinicians Diagnose Dementia Earlier

On July 28, 2023, a UTMB interprofessional research team received the 5-year, multi-PI R01 award notification ($2.8 million over five years) from the National Institute on Aging for their project “Annual wellness visit policy: Impact on disparities in early dementia diagnosis and quality of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias.”

Biostatistics & Data Science - Short Course Series Registration

Are you ready to enhance your skills in the field of biostatistics and data science? Look no further! Join us for an exclusive online short course series through Zoom designed to empower you with essential knowledge and practical expertise. Register now to secure your spot for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 sessions!

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2023

For the closing of AAPI Heritage Month, SPPH would like to highlight some of the faculty, students, and an honorary member. These individuals work across many different areas of public health, including education, patient care, research, and practice.

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NPR Series: Hidden Viruses

Radio broadcasts on virus spillovers. UTMB's Dr. Gregory Grey is quoted in "How do we stop the next pandemic" segment.

2023 National Public Health Week

Events on UTMB campus: Lunch and Learn, Poster Sessions, SPPH Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Seminar: "Mental Health Equity for All: A Public Health Goal"