News

2022

Dominican doctor wins academic scholarship of 100 thousand dollars (Diario Libre - June 23, 2022)

Black teen with sickle cell disease first gene therapy patient at Texas Medical Center (The Grio - March 17, 2022)

Katy teen is the first Texas Medical Center patient to receive gene therapy for sickle cell disease (Houston Chronicle - March 15, 2022)

Once ashamed of her diagnosis, doctor is now changing the narrative around sickle cell disease (Today.com - February 22, 2022)

Teen with sickle cell disease becomes first Texas Medical Center patient cured using her own donor cells (Black News Channel - February 15, 2022)

Katy teen becomes first sickle cell disease patient in Texas Medical Center to become her own donor (KPRC 2 - February 9, 2022)

2021

JML Fellowship Honors the Future of Hematology (National Hemophilia Foundation - December 21, 2021)

September marks Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in Texas (Texas Health and Human Services - September 9, 2021)

9 nonprofits working in SCD care awarded GBT ACCEL grants (Sickle Cell Disease News - June 29, 2021)

GBT awards $450,000 in ACCEL grants to improve access to care in sickle cell disease (Globe Newswire - June 15, 2021)

Sickle cell disease advocates in Texas push for better data tracking (KXAN Austin - May 4, 2021)

2020

Gene editing shows promise in sickle-cell disease (The Wall Street Journal - December 5, 2020)

Multitalented hematologists spit bars for the love of blood (ASH Daily News - December 4, 2020)

Approximately 40 percent of babies born with sickle cell disease in Texas are in Houston (Houston Chronicle - October 1, 2020)

More Houston babies born with sickle cell than anywhere else in Texas, according to health officials (KPRC 2 - September 29, 2020)

Texas Children’s Hematology Center raises awareness for sickle cell disease and ITP (Texas Children's Hospital - September 8, 2020)

2019

Clinicians with sickle cell disease use experience to better connect with patients (Texas Children's Hospital - September 26, 2019)

We Didn't Know This Could Happen (AAP Voices - August 29, 2019)

Trial underway in US uses CRISPR gene-editing in people with severe sickle cell disease (CNN Health - July 30, 2019)

New genetic weapons challenge sickle cell disease (ScienceDaily - June 3, 2019)

How this disease changes the shape of your cells - Amber M. Yates (TEDEd - May 6, 2019)

Jordin Sparks on Her Personal Connection to Sickle Cell Disease (WFSB 3 - February 26, 2019)

2018

In sickle cell project, Baylor scientist discovers link to fetal hemoglobin production (Qiagen - September 27, 2018)

Texas Children’s hematologist develops Sickle Cell Disease treatment (Texas Children's Hospital - September 26, 2018)

Melinda Rushing named first fellow for Sharma family endowed scholarship (University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston - September 18, 2018)

Sickle Cell Perspectives (Novartis, Facebook Live - June 28, 2018)

Scientists near sickle cell cure (The Guardian - February 20, 2018)

My Reason2Race (Rattler Rattles - January 2018)

2017

New medicine offers hope to those with sickle cell (ABC13 - June 30, 2017)