Study shows decreased mortality for patients with complex aortic aneurysms treated by fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair

A recent study revealed that endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms using fenestrated and branched endografts provides a safe and effective alternative to open surgical repair, with the lowest ever reported mortality rate in this patient population, according to researchers…


McCullough and Liu awarded $3.7M NIH grant to study sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

A $3.7 million grant to identify patients at risk for developing chronic consequences of COVID-19 infection and discover potential underlying mechanisms leading to neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) has been awarded to Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Fudong Liu, MD, MSN, by…


McGovern Update scheduled for Nov. 16

Executive Dean, ad interim, Richard Andrassy, MD, invites the Medical School community to attend the  McGovern Medical School Update, at noon Nov. 16 via Vimeo. Hear from Dean Andrassy and other McGovern Medical School leaders as they discuss important topics…


McGovern wins HEED Award for Top Colleges for Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity has named McGovern Medical School as one of its recipients of the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. “This national recognition reflects the amazing work of our diversity and inclusion team led by…


Hwang honored by the Spondylitis Association of America

Mark Hwang, MD, MS, assistant professor of rheumatology, was awarded the 2021 Spondylitis Association of America/Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award from the Spondylitis Association of America. This award is given annually to an early career investigator who shows the most…


Virtual faculty orientation scheduled for Oct. 27

The Office of Administration & Faculty Affairs invites all McGovern Medical School faculty appointed in the past year to the New Faculty Orientation, Oct. 27. The event will be held from 8-9:20 a.m., via Cisco Webex. The Webex meeting login…


Unique clinic cares for osteoporosis patients

A fall. A fracture. A broken hip. Despite common wisdom, weakening bones due to osteoporosis are not part of the normal aging process. “Osteoporosis can really be a silent killer for older patients because many times patients don’t know they…


Spector brings multi-stable perception paintings to life

The McGovern Medical School Center for Humanities and Ethics marked the return of its Arts & Resilience program with a virtual performance from performance and video artist Laura Spector, Sept. 22. Spector, who began her work as an artist in…


Kolonin study on noninvasive imaging probes published in Cancer Research

A recent study from the lab of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, on the identification of a new molecule that binds metastatic cells and demonstrates their application as noninvasive imaging has been published in Cancer Research. “Biomarkers or metastatic cells are lacking,…


Hot Topics In Aging scheduled for Nov. 2

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Consortium on Aging presents the 6th Annual Hot Topics in Aging Live Webinar, Nov. 2. The virtual conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Cisco Webex. Registration…


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