Hotez to present Kirkendall Lecture

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine welcomes Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon), dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, as the keynote speaker for the Walter M. Kirkendall, MD and…


Meet the 2023-24 UTHealthLeads McGovern Medical School fellows

UTHealthLeads is a one-year student fellowship program to develop future leaders in health care. In the program, UTHealth Houston students learn how to develop self-awareness, increase their leadership confidence, lead others, and effectively influence systems. A total of 23 UTHealth…


Dessauer named chair of IBP

Following an international search, Executive Dean John Hancock has announced that Carmen W. Dessauer, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, effective March 18, 2024. Dessauer currently serves as professor of integrative biology and…


Class of 2024 to meet their matches March 15

One student survived a cancerous brain tumor. Another was called to medicine when a family member suffered a panic attack on an airplane and no doctors were on board. A third worked his way through the military and became an…


Swails inducted into Shine Academy

Jennifer Swails, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been inducted as a member of the 2024 class of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education. The award is presented to…


Psychiatry Update Conference set for April 13

Registration is now open for the 2024 UTHealth Houston Psychiatry Update Conference, hosted by the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, April 13 at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (1825 Pressler St.). The symposium is designed…


An wins ASPET scientific achievement award

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has named Zhiqiang An, PhD, professor and Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry and vice president of Drug Discovery, as the winner of its 2024 Scientific Achievement Award in…


ENT Symposium set for March 22-23

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery will host the annual Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium, March 22-23, at the Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin. The symposium focuses on new information that can be applied at the point of…


White Coat Ceremony moved to April 1

After the previous event was postponed due to inclement weather in the area, the McGovern Medical School Class of 2027 students will participate in the annual White Coat Ceremony at 1 p.m. on April 1 at the Hobby Center for…


Mancias, Burgess named 2023 Distinguished Alumni

McGovern Medical School has named Pedro Mancias, MD ‘87, and Congressman Michael Burgess, MD ’77, as its 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients. The Distinguished Alumnus Award honors alumni of McGovern Medical School who have made significant contributions in the areas…


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