Biobank facilitates research into genetic markers for aortic dissection

Identifying novel genetic markers for a deadly condition is the goal of the first cross-institutional biospecimen share facilitated through The University of Texas System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium. The biobank is an online platform that connects UT researchers with biospecimens…


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…


Willerson Lecture scheduled for Nov. 18

The James T. Willerson Annual Endowed Lecture will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 via Cisco Webex. A Virtual Lecture Webex viewing also will be available in MSB 3.001, next to the green elevators. RSVP for the Virtual…


Hwang honored by the Spondylitis Association of America

Mark Hwang, MD, MS, assistant professor of rheumatology, was awarded the 2021 Spondylitis Association of America/Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award from the Spondylitis Association of America. This award is given annually to an early career investigator who shows the most…


Sharing best practices in senior care

McGovern Medical School and University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) researchers have received a five-year, $250,000 National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant to host the Geriatrics Medication Safety Symposium (GMSS) in Houston’s Texas Medical Center aimed at sharing the latest…


Grant to study role of meningitis, sepsis in Alzheimer’s

The role of peripheral and brain infections in the development of Alzheimer’s disease is the focus of new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….


Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: Robby Wesley, DO

Robby Wesley, DO, associate professor of medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award annually honors faculty who are…


Diversity & Inclusion creates Social Justice & Advocacy Longitudinal Theme

Following a summer fraught with violence and protests, shining a light on racial injustice and inequities, medical students across the country began calling for a more comprehensive examination of social determinants of health in their education. In an answer to…


New director named for ID

Following a national search, David McPherson, MD, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, has announced Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, MD as the new director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Effective Feb. 15, Ostrosky-Zeichner has taken on the division director role…


Mayes earns Scleroderma Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Maureen D. Mayes, MD, MPH, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine has received the Scleroderma Foundation’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mayes is the founder of the Scleroderma Clinical and Research Program at McGovern Medical School, where her clinical interests…


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