Sharrief named to citywide COVID-19 response team

Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, associate professor of neurology and director of stroke prevention for the Institute of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, recently was appointed to a citywide COVID-19 response task force. Established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Health Equity…


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…


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…


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…


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 tutoring 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”…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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