UTHSCT awarded NIH grant for research in infections surrounding the lungs

The center for biomedical research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has been awarded a nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research on treating damaged lungs. The research will be conducted at the center for biomedical research and at The University of Texas Health … Read more

UTHSCT Police Sgt. Stuart Alexander receives prestigious award

A special ceremony was held on Friday, July 9, honoring The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Police Sergeant Stuart Alexander for being chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Larry W. Fultz Memorial Award for Excellence from the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators. Congratulations to Sgt. Alexander on this … Read more

UTHSCT Names Dr. Tiffany Hill Chair of Pediatrics

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has named Dr. Tiffany Hill the chair of pediatrics. Dr. Hill joined the UTHSCT faculty in September. Hill has served as a pediatrician at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler since April 2019. For the previous 18 years, she worked at Columbia Pediatrics in … Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Levin Receives ACOEM Lifetime Achievement Award

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Chairman of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Department of Occupational Health Sciences Jeffrey Levin, MD, DrPH, has been awarded the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) 2021 Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Award. ACOEM is … Read more

HRSA Grant to Strengthen and Expand Opioid and Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services in Henderson County

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the Henderson County Substance and Opioid Control Coalition (Henderson CoSOC) to help combat the opioid and drug abuse crisis facing the community. The funding will support the HOPE Project, which seeks to expand, enhance and sustain access to evidence-based, culturally and … Read more

UTHSCT Names Dr. David Rice Interim Chair of Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) has announced that David Rice, MD, has been named the interim chair of the Department of Medicine. He joined the UTHSCT faculty in October of 2020 and works in the UT Health North Campus Tyler Internal Medicine Clinic. From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Rice served … Read more

Governor Abbott reappoints Regent Eltife to a new six-year term

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the appointment of Kevin P. Eltife to a second six-year term as a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. First appointed as a regent in 2017, Eltife was elected board chairman in December 2018. His first term was slated to run through February 2023, but … Read more

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