Global Health Conference Houston Global Health Collaborative Conference kicks off Feb. 25

The ninth annual Houston Global Health Collaborative (HGHC) Conference, a gathering of interdisciplinary professionals with a passion for global health innovation and advancement, begins Thursday, Feb. 25. Students and professionals from a variety of schools and departments, including public health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, engineering, and research, will join together to make visions a reality. […]


AAS Challenge McGovern surgeons conquer “Get Off Your AAS!” Challenge

Faculty, fellows, and residents from McGovern Medical School raised more than $21,000 by participating in the 2021 “Get Off Your AAS!” challenge, hosted by the Association for Academic Surgery. From sunny Southern California to the blizzard conditions on the East Coast, more than 200 participants logged their miles on Pelotons, stationary bikes, road bikes, treadmills, […]


Geriatric Trauma Focus on geriatrics to improve trauma, research outcomes

With a surging aging population and the growing recognition of the specialized treatment this group requires, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Emergency Medicine have joined to implement new programs to care, and prepare, for this vulnerable population. A Geriatric Trauma Service is now in place at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in partnership […]


New director named for ID

Following a national search, David McPherson, MD, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, has announced Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, MD as the new director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Effective Feb. 15, Ostrosky-Zeichner has taken on the division director role within the Department of Internal Medicine and also has been appointed chief of Infectious Disease […]


Vaccine Hub Braving the storm: Reopening the UTHealth Vaccine Hub

No power, no water, frozen or busted pipes, and icy roadways – this was the reality for many Texans during the recent winter storm. Due to these extreme conditions, the UTHealth Vaccine Hub closed for three days. What may not seem like a long period of time actually equaled out to approximately 5,000 individuals missing […]


Dr. Lokesh Shahani and Nurse Roshan Cherian psychiatric care HCPC sets standard for pandemic psychiatric care

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, it left the health care industry reeling among all specialties. Not only would health care workers be caring for their usual patients but also an influx of highly-infectious, COVID-19 patients. This put an added emphasis on keeping patients, physicians, and staff safe. Physicians at the UTHealth Harris […]


A look back at 2020 Share your Lessons Learned from 2020

2020 was a year we will never forget – even though we may want to! Although this year was fraught with challenges, we saw the McGovern Medical School community pivot and adapt, innovating, learning, and leading in the process. Now that the year is behind us, we want to hear your lessons learned of 2020 […]


McGovern hosts SNMA Winter National Leadership Institute

McGovern Medical School served as the virtual host for the 2021 Winter National Leadership Institute (NIL) for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Jan. 22-24 via Zoom. The theme was “Advocacy in Action: Finding your voice through SNMA Leadership.” “We were gracious that McGovern was chosen to host this monumental event this year because it […]


Habitat for Humanity Home sweet home: Helping build a Habitat for Humanity home

UTHealth and UT Physicians are proud to once again be the title sponsor for the annual Houston Habitat for Humanity home build, hosted by KPRC – TV Channel 2. After the difficult year experienced by health care workers across the globe, it was the perfect way to reconnect and give back to the community we […]


Champ Through and Through A Champ Through and Through

‘He was a Champ through and through.’ George Foreman about the passing of Dr. Emil J Freireich. What unites persons in their Humanity is not always apparent on the surface and certainly this was the case between these two Champions, Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman and Dr. Emil J Freireich. On February 01, 2021 Dr. […]