UTHSCT Names Dr. Beverly J. Bryant Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has named Dr. Beverly J. Bryant, a leader in child and adolescent psychiatry, as the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.   Dr. Bryant has been serving as interim chair since December 2020. Dr. Bryant has extensive leadership experience serving in numerous … Read more

UTHSCT Researcher Dr. Shashi Kant Gains Grants, Publication of Research on Rare Lung Disease

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) researcher Dr. Shashi Kant is proposing a pragmatic trial approach that could significantly shorten the therapy duration for patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Kant is an associate professor of pulmonary immunology who has led a research team of scientists, clinicians and mathematicians working from all … Read more

UTHSCT’s Dr. Shetty Receives DoD Grant for Novel COVID-19 Inhalant Drug

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) researcher Dr. Sreerama Shetty, a cellular and molecular biology professor, has received a two-year Department of Defense (DoD) grant for nearly $300,000 to continue research on a novel intervention therapy he and his research team have developed for a COVID-19-related lung disease. “Our research has … Read more

UTHSCT Succeeds with 2021 Match Day, 61 New Resident Physicians

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) had another successful medical residency “Match Day” this year, filling all of its 61 slots with new resident physicians who will start their medical training in East Texas July 1, 2021. “We again had a very successful year and all programs matched,” said Dr. Emmanuel … Read more

UTHSCT’s Lifestyle Change Program Gains CDC Certification

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has a Diabetes Prevention Program, “Prevent T2,” that has received official, full recognition certification from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) for effectively delivering a quality, evidence-based program that meets CDC standards. The program is led by certified lifestyle change … Read more

Dr. Paul McGaha To Serve as Smith County Health Authority

Dr. Paul McGaha – Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) – will serve as the Smith County Health Authority effective October 1, replacing Dr. Jeffrey Levin, who retired September 30 after serving for six years. McGaha has served for more than 33 years in […]

$2.8 million NIH grant will fund tuberculosis research

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has received a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) for a study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), which infects a third of the world's population, causing 1.3 million deaths per year, including 100,000 children. Principal investigator on the research is UTHSCT Chair […]

Child Psychiatry Access Network now available in East Texas

East Texas pediatricians and primary care providers have a new ally to address behavioral and mental health issues for their child and adolescent patients. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) is the East Texas hub for the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) which begins Monday, September 14, providing doctors throughout East […]

NIH grants $881,000 for respiratory research at UTHSCT

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has received a new, two-year, $881,000 grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The new grant funds three UTHSCT professors of medicine as principal investigators — Dr. Steven Idell, Dr. Andrey Komissarov and Dr. Galina Florova […]