COVID-19 Pandemic light shining Finding the good during a pandemic

After more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered reality, creating a myriad of new challenges and changes for everyone, the faculty and staff in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery reflected on the positives they have unveiled during the challenging times. “When I reflect on the pandemic, I am reminded of […]


Vaccine Hub Braving the storm: Reopening the UTHealth Vaccine Hub

No power, no water, frozen or busted pipes, and icy roadways – this was the reality for many Texans during the recent winter storm. Due to these extreme conditions, the UTHealth Vaccine Hub closed for three days. What may not seem like a long period of time actually equaled out to approximately 5,000 individuals missing […]


Coronavirus Expert Panel Reflecting on the coronavirus one year later

One year ago, on Feb. 5, 2020, Bob Emery, DrPH, UTHealth vice president of Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management, convened and moderated a panel of regional experts on the topic of a dynamic and nascent emergency, the novel coronavirus epidemic. At that time, the virus had just been declared a global health emergency by […]


Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine One step closer: UTHealth vaccinating front-line employees with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and is in the process of inoculating its front-line workers. Members of the UTHealth community have started to receive the first dose of the vaccine, based on guidance from federal and state agencies. The university has the ability to vaccinate […]


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, […]