Leadership change for the Department of Emergency Medicine

Following five years of exceptional leadership at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, has announced his plan to step down as professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective June 30. In the coming…


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…


Bhandari honored for outstanding presentations

The American College of Emergency Physicians awarded Salil Bhandari, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, as the Rookie Speaker of the Year at the ACEP 2023 Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia. The award is given to one emergency…


First Person: Calderón lives dream of improving medicine in Ecuador

First person is an occasional series, providing firsthand accounts of outreach programs involving our McGovern Medical School community. This issue features Camila Calderón Molestina, MD, staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Four years ago as my residency application…


Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH

Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, associate professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Emergency Medicine, is the winner of the 2023 Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award. Established in 2001 and made possible by…


Emergency Medicine leads in latest national traumatic brain injury guidelines

A national team of 22 medical experts, including senior author Ben Bobrow, MD, FACEP, professor and John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has published in Taylor & Francis the third edition of…


Baker wins lifetime achievement award

Janet Baker, DMO III, Department of Emergency Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine James Scheulen Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award at the organization’s March annual retreat in Dana Point, Calif….


Cardiac arrest care focus of Emergency Medicine symposium

More than 100 attendees learned the latest in cardiac arrest response at “State-of-the-Art Cardiac Resuscitation: From BLS to ECMO to Post-Arrest Care,” presented by the Texas Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) and Penn Medicine TTM Academy. Participants joined…


Hill named Ujima Program Scholar

Mandy J. Hill, DrPH, associate professor and director of population health in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been accepted into the 2022 Inaugural Cohort of the University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Ujima Mentoring…


Emergency Medicine provides training to SpaceX crewmembers

Along with educating students, residents, and fellows in the most advanced lifesaving therapies on Earth, the Department of Emergency Medicine is helping to prepare members of the Polaris Dawn crew to handle medical emergencies in space. The Department of Emergency…


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