a three-dimensional prototype tactile ring to help low-vision patients use eye drops.

New device targets improved dosing of and adherence to ophthalmologic medications

A team of University of Texas Medical Branch investigators has developed, produced and tested a three-dimensional prototype tactile ring to help low-vision patients use eye drops. The rings feature one, two or three protrusions with cube-or-sphere-shaped endings that can be attached to the medication bottlenecks.

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Residents focus on home visits in grant-funded project

University of Texas Medical Branch residents Dr. Jenna Reisler, Dr. Elena Diller and Dr. Alokika Patel, working with their faculty sponsor, Dr. Lindsay Sonstein, have been awarded a $15,000  Back to Bedside grant to fund structured medical home visits in the community.

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'Walk with a Doc' program gets community members moving

With potential to improve cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, walking has an abundance of health benefits – especially when it comes with a physician-led conversation about wellness. That’s the philosophy behind “Walk with a Doc."

Population Health Honorabl Mention. Community health program casts a safety net for underserved patients UTMB Health. Gage Awards Innovation and Excellence

UTMB Community Health Program recognized by America’s Essential Hospitals

The Community Health Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch has been recognized by America’s Essential Hospitals, a national trade association, for its work in redirecting high-risk, unfunded patients from overcrowded emergency rooms to a more appropriate care setting within the community.

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Pediatric Surgery Division wins Hermes Award

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch took home the gold in the 2024 Hermes Creative Awards for its video elucidating the intricacies of gastrostomy tubes for patients, accessible at their convenience.

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Nourished by gratitude, UTMB’s Tree of Life blossoms

Dr. Jerry Mansfield’s voice cracked as he talked about the death of his 15-year-old brother-in-law. It happened decades ago, but the emotion was fresh and the memory raw as Mansfield, new vice president and system chief nursing executive at the University of Texas Medical Branch, stood in front of a crowd gathered in the hallway of Jennie Sealy Hospital on the Galveston Campus.

Care Closet expands to all UTMB campuses

The Care Closet, which provides clothing, toiletries and other basic needs to patients and their families, is now available at the University of Texas Medical Branch League City, Clear Lake and Angleton Danbury campuses, in addition to the original program on the Galveston Campus.

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GSBS and SPPH celebrated joint commencement ceremony May 17

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) hosted a joint commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 2 p.m., in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium on the Galveston Campus.

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UTMB To Welcome Back Preemie Patients at Annual NICU Reunion

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will host the NICU Family Reunion on Saturday April 27. The event will feature games, music, crafts and provide an opportunity for the children and their families to be reunited with the UTMB staff members who provided care while they were hospitalized during the early months of life.

Research grant awards target innovations in trauma care

Five University of Texas Medical Branch primary investigators received competitive grant awards totaling $1,722,433 from the Trauma Research and Combat Casualty Care Collaborative for six research projects.

Dr. Hashem Shaltoni, neurologist and professor in the Department of Neurology

UTMB Neurologist receives Joe Niekro Foundation Patient’s Choice Award

Dr. Hashem Shaltoni, a neurologist and professor with the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Neurology, was one of three local clinicians honored with a Patient’s Choice Award during the 2024 Joe Niekro Foundation’s 2024 Knuckle Ball Gala.

black female care provider wearing a yellow shirt is using a stethoscope on a young, male pediatric patient wearing a black shirt. She is listening to his heart in a clinic room with open windows behind them. Trees are visible through the windows

Pediatric kidney care drives Katy family to Clear Lake

March is national kidney month and UTMB has a team of expertly trained clinicians ready to help keep these vital organs healthy and strong in patients just like five-year-old Olin Lewis.

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UTMB President’s Cabinet announces 2023 award recipients

Ten projects that address pressing health needs received a University of Texas Medical Branch President’s Cabinet award. The awards totaled more than $220,000 and will go to 26 UTMB faculty, staff and students working on the winning projects.

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Dr. Jerry A. Mansfield hired as chief nursing executive

Dr. Gulshan Sharma, senior vice president and chief medical & clinical innovation officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch, announced today that Dr. Jerry A. Mansfield has accepted the position of vice president and system chief nursing executive at UTMB effective Feb. 1, 2024.

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New research sheds light on the potential cause of diabetic kidney disease

For years, researchers have worked to understand why some people with diabetes get kidney disease while others do not. A paper published in today’s edition of Science Translational Medicine may have uncovered the reason: the existence of a new type of diabetes.

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‘Secret shopper’ study finds errors, discrepancies in inquiries about hospital prices

Although hospitals are required by law to publicly post prices for their services, it remains difficult for the public to get reliable information on what those services will cost. That’s the overall finding of a paper published Sept. 18 in in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine based on research out of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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COPD-specific clinics might mean fewer ER visits

A clinic specifically designed to educate, manage and treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means fewer emergency room visits for patients, according to a new study.

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UTMB Deploys Robots to Support Hospital Staff

The University of Texas Medical Branch welcomed some new staff members at the Angleton Danbury campus this week: two nearly life-sized robots programmed to support the human staff and free up nurses from certain tasks to allow them more time to spend with patients.

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