At UTHealth Houston, we are dedicated to quality patient care and the research that makes that care possible. Our experts are studying diseases, injuries, treatments, and vaccines to improve the lives of patients around the world. Everyone deserves quality health care no matter their age, status, or location – and this is why research is so important. Innovation and discovery keep us on the frontlines of our field and provide new ways of improving lives in our communities. When you make a gift, you support groundbreaking work that will shape the future of health care for our friends and families.
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The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine is a research institute that seeks to investigate the cause of human diseases at the genetic, cellular, and molecular levels, using DNA and protein technologies and animal models to elucidate disease mechanisms. Its development and progress are of particular interest for future planning in the increasingly important area of clinical research. The Institute endeavors to design methods of rational therapy and, wherever possible, strategies for the prevention of human diseases. Advances in molecular and cell biology have enormous potential for innovative medical research and the future practice of medicine with more novel therapies. With your gift, you join the quest for the causation, therapeutics, and prevention of the world's most debilitating diseases.
Linda Gail Behavioral Health Research Fund
A growing number of people struggle every day with clinical depression, bipolar disorder, or other mood disorders. The challenges are both devastating to the sufferers, who often face shortened lifespans and poorer quality of life, and to their whole families. The Linda Gail Behavioral Health Research Fund provides resources for Giselli Scaini, PharmD, MsC, PhD, an instructor at the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and her team as they work to understand the causes of these devastating illnesses at the molecular level and develop innovative treatments to help patients overcome even the most severe mood disorders. With your support, you become our partner in behavioral health research and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, helping to conduct innovative research that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
Pediatric Gastrointestinal Research Fund
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, headed by Dr. J. Marc Rhoads, MD, is committed to delivering excellence from the lab to the clinical environment for pediatric patients suffering from gastrointestinal issues. Dr. Rhoads and his team are improving outcomes in infants who suffer from colic and short bowel syndrome, and in older children who suffer from abdominal pain, dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastroesophageal reflux. Intestinal rehabilitation and liver transplantation are some of the division's greatest strengths, in part due to the utilization of both basic and clinical research that turn groundbreaking science into outstanding patient-centered care. Through a gift of support, you can join us in making an even bigger impact on the lives of children affected by gastrointestinal issues.