Benjy F. Brooks, MD Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Akemi Kawaguchi, MD

Akemi Kawaguchi, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the 2024 winner of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “I am surprise, elated, and humbled to receive this award,” Kawaguchi said. “I am so…


UTHealth Houston receives $3.4 million in grants for trauma research initiatives

Groundbreaking research initiatives to advance the treatment of traumatic injuries at UTHealth Houston have been funded with $3.4 million in grants from the Trauma Research and Combat Casualty Collaborative (TRC4), an initiative of The University of Texas System. “These research…


Physicians to trade stethoscopes for sheet music at ‘Doctors in Recital’

The Steinway Piano Gallery is set to host an evening of music with its upcoming event, “Doctors in Recital,” featuring local physicians who are trading stethoscopes for sheet music in support of a noble cause. Scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday,…


Women in Medicine and Sciences Feature: Carmen Dessauer, PhD

Each month, the Women Faculty Forum presents its Women in Medicine and Sciences Feature, highlighting the women faculty at McGovern Medical School who are leaders in medicine, research, and education. This month’s feature is Carmen Dessauer, PhD, professor, chair, and…


QuestionPro replacing Qualtrics as preferred survey platform

The IT Department has changed its preferred survey platform from Qualtrics to QuestionPro after analysis and consideration of various factors, including user-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. QuestionPro offers several advantages that will streamline the survey process. The QuestionPro login link is now…


John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award – Ronald “Chris” Mackenzie, PhD, FRSB

Ronald “Chris” Mackenzie, PhD, FRSB, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, is the 2024 recipient of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching. Chosen by the senior class, the John H. Freeman Award recognizes McGovern…


Harris Health breaks ground on new hospital project on LBJ campus

UTHealth Houston celebrated alongside its hospital partner as Harris Health System broke ground for a new $1.6 billion hospital on the Lyndon B. Johnson campus in Northeast Harris County that will enhance health care in one of the county’s most…


First Person: Bridging Healthcare Gaps: The JSH Diabetes 360 Camp

First person is an occasional series, providing firsthand accounts of outreach programs involving our McGovern Medical School community. This issue features first-year McGovern Medical School Student Pranav Mehta. Jainism. It’s one of the rarest religions in the world. The Jain…


UT System awards STARs funding to McGovern

McGovern Medical School received $3.5 million in UT System STARs funding during FY24 in support of 11 faculty members. Established in 2004, the UT System STARs (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) program provides funding to help purchase state-of-the-art research…


MSB 5.001 to undergo major renovation

A common gathering place for all members of the McGovern Medical School community will soon have a new look as renovations are set to begin on modernizing the Fifth Floor Gallery on May 17. “The renovation of the fifth floor…


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