Smythe Lecture set for May 25

McGovern Medical School welcomes Sharon K. Inouye, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, as the keynote speaker for the 2022 Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture, May 25. After being held virtually in 2021, the Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture returns…


ORL Frontiers returns in person June 17

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ORL) will host the 2022 ORL Frontiers medical education meeting from noon-6 p.m. June 17 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (1825 Pressler St.). ORL Frontiers is the culmination…


Whole blood for trauma resuscitation research published in JACS

Recent research led by Bryan Cotton, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery, on the impact of the use of whole blood for trauma resuscitation was featured in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The abstract titled “Impact…


In Memoriam: Dr. Matthew John Bicocca

Matthew Bicocca, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, died March 28, 2022. He was 36 years old. Born and raised in California, he graduated from Willamette University and earned his medical degree at the…


Estrera named Texas Surgical Society president

Anthony Estrera, MD, FACS, professor and Hazim J. Safi, MD, Distinguished Chair in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, was introduced as the 106th president for the Texas Surgical Society at the 208th semi-annual spring meeting April 22-24 in…


Tran research wins multiple research awards

Recent research from Thu Tran, DO, neonatal-perinatal fellow, PGY-6, in the Department of Pediatrics, has garnered a pair of awards from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and the Pediatric Academic Society. Tran was honored with the Southern Society for…


Benjy F. Brooks, MD Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Ritha Belizaire, MD

Ritha Belizaire, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, is the 2022 winner of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “I have never won an award like this, so after the initial shock wore off, I…


NIH grant funds novel hydrocephalus research

A five-year, $2.85 million grant to use novel technology to study babies with hydrocephalus has been awarded to a team of McGovern Medical School researchers by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of…


Center for Global Health introduces Global Thinkers blog

The McGovern Medical School Center for Global Health has introduced Global Thinkers, a student-led blog that seeks to explore, educate, and discuss pertinent global health issues in the current climate. The blog is the latest effort from the center to…


Classes of 2024, 2025 to receive white coats

The McGovern Medical School classes of 2024 and 2025 will receive their white coats in a pair of ceremonies May 5 and 6 at Wendel D. Ley Track & Holloway Field on the campus of Rice University. The Class of…


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