Flu Shot generic image Flu vaccine may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows

People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17% less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a lifetime, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). First author Albert Amran, a fourth-year medical student at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, presented the findings at the […]


Study indicates mitral valve recommendation for high-risk patients

A McGovern Medical School cardiologist and his UTHealth Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology colleagues’ contributions to a prospective cohort study demonstrates the efficacy of a transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve using balloon-expandable transcatheter valve as an alternative for high-surgical risk patients. The research, One-Year Outcomes of Mitral Valve-in-Valve Using the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve, was published in […]


Look to the Stars feature Look to the stars

Weeklong Summer Camp Brings Joy to Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Clad in elaborate Asgardian armor and armed with the enchanted hammer, Thor’s crimson cape rippled behind him as he marched to the center of the stage. But this Thor was missing something. “Were you expecting someone with long blonde hair?” he asked the children […]


Anesthesiology receives R01 grant from National Institutes of Health

The Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School has received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research on microRNAs in the treatment of perioperative liver injury. Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology; and Cynthia Ju, PhD, professor of vice chair for research […]


Pediatrician Students step up to help lead Vaccine Task Force

As the world continues to social distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unfortunate trend has seen many children miss their well-child visits and immunization vaccines, leading to possible problems outside of the virus. However, a group of students at McGovern Medical School have taken it upon themselves to volunteer for a special Vaccine Task […]


Henry Strobel Retreat tradition continues online

A staple of the McGovern Medical School experience, the 44th Annual Henry Strobel Retreat moved to an online format for the first time in its history due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Normally held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, second-year students welcomed the incoming Class of 2024 July 27-31 via WebEx. “Moving retreat virtual […]


Application deadline for 2020 Pruessner Scholarship extended

The Harris Country Academy of Family Physicians has extended the application deadline for the Harold T. Pruessner, MD, Medical Student Scholarship. The deadline to apply is now Aug. 28. Applicants must be a third-year medical student in good standing, have a strong interest in practicing family medicine or have already chosen family medicine as their […]


SCoPE Group Photo SCoPE defines professionalism at McGovern Medical School

The Student Committee on Professionalism and Ethics (SCoPE), through the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, has worked to develop a school-wide definition on professionalism to serve as a common framework for teaching and practicing professionalism at all levels of medical education. SCoPE consists of members from each class, from MS2s to MS4s, who look […]


2020 Mood Disorder Conference Registration open for 2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference

Registration is open for the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2020 Houston Mood Disorders Conference titled “Bipolar Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Management.” The conference will take place Oct. 9-10 via WebEx. The conference will explore recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, as well as the […]


Neurosurgeons highlight education material for residents during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually all aspects of the health care system. From fighting the virus on the front lines, to the cancellation of elective surgeries, and even changes in medical education, the pandemic will have both immediate and future impacts on health care worldwide. In a recently article published in World Neurosurgery, titled […]