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 […]


jogging with masks 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 […]


Parent with baby 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 […]


Free COVID-19 webinar set for May 2-3

A pair of McGovern Medical School scientists will join the Taste of Science and the American Society for Microbiology Texas Medical Center Chapter to host a free webinar series on the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2-3. Some of the leading experts in the fight against COVID-19 will break down the pandemic and discuss plans for future […]


Dr. George Williams creating face shields UTHealth team designs face shields for those on front lines of COVID-19 response

With cake collar material, a three-hole punch, a scrapbooking paper trimmer, and the drive to protect those on the front lines of health care, a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has designed a face shield that can be used by thousands of providers in the Texas Medical Center. […]


Stock Image Research Photo Task force unites COVID-19 research

Recognizing the importance of a coordinated approach, UTHealth has convened a university-wide task force to help steer the university’s response on COVID-19 research. The pandemic has resulted in research interest throughout the world with substantial funding opportunities. Charles “Trey” Miller, PhD, associate dean for hospital quality initiatives, director of the Center for Clinical Research and […]


Phuong Nguyen Nguyen uses music to “Help the Doctor”

English poet Robert Browning once said, “Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” With a large number of people across the country confined to their homes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps we could all use a little more music. Phuong D. Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of pediatric surgery, and member of […]


Plasma Donation for convalescent plasma UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use at Memorial Hermann. They are asking for anyone in the Greater Houston area who has recovered from COVID-19 […]