Congratulations to Child Health Policy Program scholar Christopher Kulesza, recently appointed to the Texas Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission is the only independent bipartisan agency charged with advising the president and Congress on civil rights and reporting annually on federal civil rights enforcement. State advisory committees offer a broad perspective of civil rights concerns at the state and local levels. | Sept. 21, 2021, 7:03 a.m.
With current increased vaccination rates, health economics fellow Vivian Ho thinks it's possible COVID-19 hospitalizations will begin to stabilize in the region — but Hurricane Ida and students heading back to school may disrupt that trend. Read more at the Houston Chronicle. | Sept. 6, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Congratulations to health policy fellow Peter Hotez, recipient of the American Medical Colleges' Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award! Hotez, an internationally recognized virologist at Baylor College of Medicine, was recognized for his significant contributions to public health and health care. | Sept. 1, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Political messaging that casts doubt on vaccines becomes an echo chamber, giving a "megaphone" to government leaders who "don’t have the right info,” cautions health economics fellow Vivian Ho. Read comments from Ho and fellow Peter Hotez in the Dallas Morning News. | Aug. 31, 2021, 4:07 p.m.