Pandemic Art Call for COVID-19 pandemic art wall submissions

The Medical Art Wall Committee is currently accepting COVID-19 pandemic submissions to be featured on the McGovern Medical School Art Wall. The pandemic art exhibit will recognize the creative efforts of staff, faculty, students, and physicians-in-training in an unusual time. In a year that has seen challenges ranging from the pandemic to racial injustice, the […]


COVID-19 vaccine Researchers seeking volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine study

A Phase III clinical trial to assess if a potential vaccine is effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 is now open for enrollment by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in collaboration with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The study vaccine, AstraZeneca’s AZD1222, has been shown in early-stage human trials to produce a positive immune response. […]


COVID-19 News McGovern Medical School debuts COVID-19 News Page

The Office of Communications at McGovern Medical School has debuted a new COVID-19 News Page, a central location for all pandemic related news, events, photos, and more happening around the McGovern community. A visit to the new COVID-19 News page will offer an archive of all COVID-19 related news stories featuring McGovern students, faculty, and […]


covid-19 vulnerable populations $5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations

To help reduce COVID-19-related health disparities in vulnerable populations in Texas, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will identify disease hotspots and testing deserts in three racially diverse areas, and then develop and evaluate intervention strategies to increase COVID-19 testing. The study, which is […]


alumni covid-19 front lines Emergency medicine alumni battle COVID-19 on the front lines and at home

Throughout 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every person in the world in some form or another. Whether throughout day-to-day life in practicing social-distancing and personal-hygiene techniques or knowing friends or family members who have contracted the virus, the pandemic is a serious concern worldwide. As emergency medicine physicians, McGovern Medical School alumni […]


COVID-19 center of excellence First Houston post-coronavirus clinic part of new UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

Bringing together expertise and access to the best clinical care, research trials, discovery science, and public health knowledge, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has established the UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence. The center includes the first post-COVID-19 clinic in Houston at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, […]


Thomas receives COVID-19 research grant

Tina Thomas, MD, a fourth-year psychiatry resident, has received a one-year, $14,990 grant from the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA) to explore the impact of COVID-19 in relation to psychiatry. Her project was chosen from a number of grant proposals by an award selection committee associated with the APA Foundation. Thomas’ study will investigate the […]


McGovern students create COVID-19 digest

McGovern Medical Students from the Infectious Disease Interest Group have created the “Weekly Digest of COVID-19 Guidelines,” an electronic newsletter to help health care professionals and students at UTHealth stay abreast of the latest information regarding best practices in COVID-19 care. Led by faculty adviser and professor of medicine, Luis Ostrosky, MD, a team of […]


Grant awarded for suicide prevention

Through a collaborative effort between UT Physicians and the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the university has been awarded a COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide grant. Suicide and domestic violence This grant, funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, focuses on helping communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in […]


Plasma Donation for convalescent plasma Team is first in Texas to join NIH-sponsored study investigating efficacy of convalescent plasma for COVID-19

Using a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health, physician-scientists McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will investigate whether convalescent plasma infusions can prevent the progression of COVID-19 in one of the first randomized clinical trials in the country. As part of the Center for Clinical […]