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    UTMB drug discovery partnership awarded $56 million grant

    A $56 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will establish an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern at UTMB.

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    New School of Public and Population Health

    Focused on training the next generation of public health workforce, UTMB announces its newly established School of Public and Population Health

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    Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Nipah Virus

    Scientists develop a vaccine against Nipah virus, a virus with a mortality rate as high as 70 percent.

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UTMB News

National Hospital Association Honors UTMB for COVID-19 Work

America’s Essential Hospitals has recognized the University of Texas Medical Branch for its work to craft and continuously maintain a compendium of expert interpretive commentary regarding SARS-CoV-2 testing and a novel supporting technology that applies these comments and delivers them to physicians and patients.

Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra to hold concert

The Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra will perform a classical concert at 7 p.m. June 24 in the Levin Hall Dining Room on the Galveston campus. The orchestra members include faculty, staff and students at UTMB.

UTMB researcher examines why U.S. health continues to lag behind

Dr. Neil Mehta, an associate professor in epidemiology in the School of Public and Population Health at UTMB, is a guest editor of the special supplemental issue, Why is Health in the United States Continuing to Lag Behind? “There’s no simple answer,” Mehta said. “The issue touches on the many complicated factors with a focus on social and behavioral factors.”

UTMB Partners With UT El Paso To Improve Medical Imaging

The University of Texas Medical Branch partners with UT El Paso on deep learning approach to improving lung region segmentation accuracy in chest x-ray images. The model is one of the first products created in partnership leveraging medical expertise at UTMB and computational expertise with machine learning and artificial intelligence at UT El Paso.

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UTMB drug discovery partnership awarded $56 million grant

Thanks to a $56 million grant, the University of Texas Medical Branch and global health care company Novartis will enhance their work together to discover drugs to fight off the next pandemic. The grant comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and is one of nine such grants awarded by NIAID to establish Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Centers for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern.

UTMB Physician Elected to the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees

Dr. Samuel E. Mathis, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, has been elected to the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees to represent the Young Physician Section. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body elected Mathis during the association’s annual conference TexMed, in Houston on April 30.

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Heart attack mortality rate higher in the US compared to other high-income countries

When it comes to treating heart attacks, U.S. hospitals may have the latest tech and low readmission rates, but the country’s mortality rate is one of the highest among the nations included in a new study. The study, published May 4 in The BMJ, found substantial differences in care for heart attack patients across six high income countries despite international agreement on how heart attacks should be treated.