Pancreatic cancer research published in Cancer Immunology Research

Recent research on a novel approach to the treatment of pancreatic cancer, from the lab of Jennifer Bailey, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been published in Cancer Immunology Research. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic…


Anesthesiology updates department name

The McGovern Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology now has a more comprehensive name to reflect the full scope of the department’s mission. The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine name went into effect Oct. 2, 2022, following approval…


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action: Omonele Nwokolo, MD

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action is a monthly column which aims to highlight the important work of each of McGovern Medical School’s Vice Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion. Beginning in 2020, the role of Vice Chair for Diversity and…


Liang wins Cardiovascular Anesthesia Mid-Career Award

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), has awarded Yafen Liang, MD, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, a two-year, $100,000 SCA 2022 Mid-Career Grant for her project “Prevention of Post-Cardiac Surgery Acute Kindy Injury by Proton Pump Inhibitor: A…


Obstetrics Anesthesiology receives SOAP Center of Excellence designation

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) recently announced the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School is accredited and awarded the prestigious SOAP Center of Excellence (COE) designation. The SOAP Center of Excellence designation recognizes institutions and…


Research details role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

Since the federal government created the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011, increased attention and research funding have targeted Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Center for Perioperative Medicine broadened its scope to include Alzheimer’s disease and dementia…


Yuan receives R01 grant for ARDS research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Xiaoyi Yuan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, a nearly $2 million Research Project Grant (R01) to fund research on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The grant funds Yuan’s project,…


McGovern researchers lead long-term COVID-19 study

The McGovern Medical School Departments of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine are studying the long-term impact of COVID-19 and the potential effect of the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) medication Vadadustat on organ injury and overall recovery. While most patients recover from…


Saluting those who served our country and now serve UTHealth Houston

On Veterans Day and every day, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is proud to honor those who have served our country, and currently serve as faculty, staff, and students across the university. Read the…


Trio wins UT STARs Awards

Three new members of the McGovern Medical School faculty, Jayhun Lee, PhD; Kangho Kim, PhD; and Yang Liu, PhD; have earned The University of Texas System’s STARs Awards. The UT System Board of Regents created the Faculty Science and Technology…


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