Scientific review focuses on hypoxia-inducible factors

The biochemical mechanisms that control the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) and the molecular strategies that can be exploited pharmacologically to promote or inhibit HIFs are the focus of a new scientific review published by faculty in the Department of…


Research explores novel therapies for IRI

A four-year, $2.6 million grant to study circadian rhythm and novel therapies to protect the heart during a heart attack or cardiac surgery has been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the…


Cannabis use associated with increased risk of surgical complications

People who are regular cannabis users are at an increased risk of experiencing complications before, during, and after surgery, according to a study by researchers with UTHealth Houston published in JAMA Surgery. Nearly 16.3 million people had a cannabis use…


Research sheds light on oxygen treatment for cardiovascular diseases

Collaborative research from two McGovern Medical School departments on the role of oxygen in cardiovascular disease treatment recently was published in Nature Reviews Cardiology (Impact Factor 49.4). Basic scientists and clinicians from the departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain…


Study: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, can alter genome structure of our cells

People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may experience genome structure changes that not only may explain our immunological symptoms after infection but also potentially link to long COVID, according to a new study by researchers at McGovern…


Orlando honored as ASA Fellow

Barbara Orlando, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Launched in May 2017, the Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists designation…


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…


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