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Vulnerable Neighborhoods Bore Brunt of Pandemic Well into its Second Year
A study in PLOS Computational Biology from University of Texas at Austin epidemiologists examined COVID infection and hospitalization rates by zip code.
Moving From Distressed Areas to Better-Resourced Neighborhoods Improves Kids’ Asthma
Roger Peng, a professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, contributed to a new study of childhood asthma in JAMA.
Care Experiences Are Worse in For-Profit Hospices Than in Not-for-Profit Hospices, Study Finds
Patients receiving care from for-profit hospices have substantially worse care experiences than patients who receive care from not-for-profit hospices, according to a new study from RAND Corporation and a University of Texas at Austin researcher.
Health Benefits of Wind Power Rely on Which Fossil Fuel Plants It Replaces
Health benefits of using wind energy instead of fossil fuels could quadruple if the most polluting power plants are selected for dialing down, new study...
Seven Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards
Learn about faculty members from UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences who have been awarded CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation.
COVID Forecasting Method Shown to Reliably Guide U.S. Cities Through Pandemic Threats
Using cellphone mobility data and COVID-19 hospital admissions data, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have reliably forecast regional hospital demands for almost two years, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and led by Lauren Ancel Meyers