MBID Research Retreat scheduled for March 2

Registration is open for the 2023 Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) Research Retreat. The annual event will be held March 2 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (1825 Pressler Street). The retreat, which began in 2008, aims…


Med Students for Memories helps relieve pain of infant loss

On her first shift as a medical student at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Elisa Williams was faced with tragedy when a patient and family suffered the birth of a stillborn child. “I was at LBJ and felt like I had…


Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, named UTHealth Houston’s new chief academic officer

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, a world-renowned physician-scientist and leader in academic medicine, has been named executive vice president and chief academic officer at UTHealth Houston, effective January 2023. Narula has begun working with the six deans and members of the UTHealth…


Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces speaker series schedule

The UTHealth Houston Office of Diversity and Inclusion has released their lineup for the 2023 Diversity and Equity Speaker Series. The office invites the UTHealth Houston community to attend as many of these speaker sessions as they would like to…


Hardwicke receives state award for excellence

Robin L. Hardwicke, PhD, FNP-C, HIV medicine provider with UT Physicians and professor of internal medicine, is the 2023 recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Excellence in Texas. For her excellence in clinical practice…


Papanna named director of new division

Ramesha Papanna, MD, MPH, professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, has been named the inaugural director of the Division of Fetal Intervention, effective Jan. 1, 2023. “Ramesha has truly earned the recognition of an international clinical and research expert…


Xenopus kidney research published in Kidney International

Recent research from the lab of Rachel Miller, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, seeking to create a better understanding of the gene expression and physiology of the Xenopus kidney, has been published in the journal Kidney International….


Preventive Cardiology Forum returns for 33rd year

Physicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other health care professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 33rd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum, Saturday, Feb. 4. The forum will be held virtually from 8 a.m. until noon….


Women and Girls in Science Symposium set for Feb. 9

The McGovern Medical School Women Faculty Forum hosts its fifth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital Conference Center and online via Zoom. The International Day of…


Call for applications for Texas D-CFAR pilot program grant

The NIH-funded Texas Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) is seeking pilot project grant applications offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals in all areas of HIV/AIDS basic, clinical, behavioral, substance use, and implementation science research are welcome, however, clinical trials…


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