Media Relations

Director of Media Relations
(409) 747-0794
(409) 771-7841 Cell
rareyes@utmb.edu
Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations
(409) 772-8785
(713) 240-0402 Cell
m.balleza@utmb.edu
Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations
(409) 772-8790
(409) 771-5105 Cell
mjdannen@utmb.edu
Senior Communications Specialist, Media Relations
(409) 772-8772
(409) 771-7863 Cell
k.hensley@utmb.edu

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News Highlights

A daily digest of news stories spotlighting the great work taking place at UTMB.
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Medical Discovery News: Test may diagnose Down syndrome easier
Abilene Reporter-News, Apr. 15, 2014
In this week’s Medical Discovery News by UTMB’s David Niesel and Norbert Herzog: Until recently, Down...
Inside UTMB: West Nile research
Galveston County Daily News, Apr. 15, 2014
News in this week’s Inside UTMB column: Scientists working in UTMB’s Sealy Center for Vaccine...
UTMB first hospital in Texas to receive Gold American Heart Association Award
Bay Area Citizen, Apr. 13, 2014
UTMB is the first hospital in Texas to receive the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality...
Pregnancy effects of inflammatory bowel disease may vary
Reuters, Apr. 11, 2014
Some forms of inflammatory bowel disease are a bigger threat to pregnancy than others, suggests a large new U.S....
This week 67 years ago, tons of ammonium nitrate blew up in Texas City; two Galveston doctors cataloged 3,000 casualties
Dallas Morning News, Apr. 14, 2014
On April 16, 1947, a French cargo ship carrying 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Texas City harbor, near...

UTMB News Releases

International research group recognizes UTMB experts
Tuesday, Apr 15 - Murphy and Ksiazek honored for their contributions to the study of deadly diseases The global experts who study the deadliest infectious diseases recognized the contributions of Frederick A. Murphy and Thomas G. Ksiazek, professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch, with a Lifetime... more »
UTMB first hospital in Texas to receive Gold American Heart Association Award
Friday, Apr 11 -   GALVESTON, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first hospital in Texas* to receive the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award signifies that UTMB has reached an... more »
Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV
Thursday, Mar 27 -   GALVESTON, Texas – Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with “good and bad” bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect... more »
Pioneering Research at UTMB Leads to New Vaccine Candidates for Lethal Food Poisoning Bacteria
Monday, Mar 24 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) are the first to use a combination of genomics and immunoinformatics approaches that could lead to vaccines against a dangerous bacterial pathogen commonly transmitted through contaminated beef. These findings are especially timely as new... more »
UTMB researchers discover a way to potentially slow down Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, Mar 19 - Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau. Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell’s transportation... more »


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