Reserach canakinumab trial UTHealth joins trial of arthritis drug’s effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

A drug is being studied for its effectiveness in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia by researchers McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling patients at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The Phase III, […]


Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to […]


Depression Story Watch out for signs of mental illness in teens as a result of current events

The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with recent headlines of injustice, riots, racial tension, and protests, has surfaced feelings of anxiety and depression in adults, but young people are no doubt feeling the impact as well. “Mental illnesses are on the rise across the board,” said Amalia Guardiola, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern […]


McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians

“I swim in hot weather,” said 6-year-old Owen McKay during his virtual speech therapy session with Caroline Andrews, a student of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Just a few weeks ago, the “s” sound in “swim” and “th” sound in “weather” were difficult to pronounce for […]


McGovern covid Autopsy Team Autopsy research aims to advance COVID-19 knowledge

In an effort to continue fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic, a team of pathologists from McGovern Medical School has documented the pathological findings from 23 autopsy patients with the disease in an upcoming issue of Cardiovascular Pathology, now published on line and available on ScienceDirect. The paper titled “The emerging spectrum of cardiopulmonary pathology of […]


Procurement Team Procurement goes straight to the manufacturer to secure PPE for clinical staff at UTHealth, UT Physicians

When the primary distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) ran out of inventory, the UTHealth procurement team acted quickly to source needed materials and fill the gap to make sure the university and its more than 140 associated clinics have the […]


Keeping your immune system well-balanced

After several weeks of closure due to COVID-19, businesses are slowly starting to open back up bringing people out of their homes and in contact with one another. Although social distancing measures are put in place, the concern over contracting the virus still remains. An expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at […]


Mobile Stroke Unit and Telemedicine Stroke team highlights changes sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic

In a special report published May 18 in Stroke, members of the McGovern Department of Neurology outline their novel approaches to stroke care in efforts to fight World War COVID. “Early Lessons from World War COVID, Reinventing Our Stroke Systems of Care” highlights dramatic and rapid changes to stroke care as a result of the […]


Online Exam Taking Resilient students master online examinations

During the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, McGovern Medical School first-year students made history with the first-ever online proctored exams, via WebEx, May 6. In total, 240 students were expected to pile into MSB 1.006 and MSB 2.006 for their scheduled exams, a feat that would prove impossible due to current social-distancing measures. Instead […]


Experts at UTHealth successfully treat severe case of COVID-19 in 3-week-old infant

In one of the first reported cases of its kind, a 3-week-old infant in critical condition recovered from COVID-19 due to rapid recognition and treatment by physicians from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The case was published April 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. As […]