Spiegel wins Joe Niekro Foundation award

Gary Spiegel, MD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology received the Patient Choice Award from the Joe Niekro Foundation at the annual Houston Knuckle Ball, April 10. “I am honored and grateful to receive this recognition from this group, the Joe Niekro Foundation, that was founded by a daughter who lost her father to a […]


Epilepsy clinic UTHealth Neurosciences opens first all-Spanish-speaking epilepsy clinic in Houston

About 70,000 Houstonians will develop epilepsy in their lifetime, and those who do not speak English as their first language can face challenges in getting care, which could contribute to poorer outcomes, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. To address that language gap, UTHealth Neurosciences has opened the Spanish language Clínica Hispana de Epilepsia in the Texas Medical […]


Women's Faculty Forum Excellence Awards Four earn Women’s Faculty Forum Excellence Awards

The Women’s Faculty Forum (WFF) will present the 2020 Excellence Awards to four McGovern Medical School faculty members at a virtual presentation from 4:30-6 p.m., Dec. 2, via WebEx. The event code to join the presentation is 120 199 5152, or click here. The winner of the Excellence in Research award is Danielle Garsin, PhD, […]


The Inaugural vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion McGovern names vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion

McGovern Medical School has named eight faculty as the inaugural vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion, an initiative which began under former dean Barbara J. Stoll, MD. “Having vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion in some of our larger departments is another important milestone for McGovern Medical School,” said LaTanya Love, MD, executive vice president […]


four-dimensional down syndrome Researchers receive $3.1 million to fund four-dimensional work on Down syndrome

To better understand the molecular basis of Down syndrome, a genetic disease that affects 1 in 750 infants born in the U.S., researchers at McGovern Medical School have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research is part of the NIH Common Fund’s 4D Nucleome (4DN) program. The nucleus of a human cell contains DNA […]


Patton named American Medical Association alternate delegate

Eddie L. Patton, Jr, MD, MBA, MS, has been selected as one of the alternate delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA), by the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates at its 2020 TMA House of Delegates virtual session on Sept. 12. Patton, clinical assistant professor at UTHealth Neurosciences, was nominated as a candidate for […]


Sharrief named to citywide COVID-19 response team

Anjail Sharrief, MD, MPH, associate professor of neurology and director of stroke prevention for the Institute of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, recently was appointed to a citywide COVID-19 response task force. Established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Initiative and Task Force was launched in April 2020 as an intervention for […]


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 […]


Dr. Min Ji Kwak's children Faculty pivot during new normal

COVID-19 has wrought has unprecedented new normal to McGovern Medical School. School shutdowns, mandates from local governments, and a novel coronavirus are forcing faculty to reimagine clinical care and employ new technologies as the work-life balance boundaries stretch to the brink. Faculty and staff working remotely are turning their homes into offices for themselves and […]


Sarraj earns Italian Society of Neurology Article of the Month

Amrou Sarraj, MD, associate professor of neurology earned the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN) Article of the Month for December 2019. Sarraj’s paper “Optimizing Patient Selection for Endovascular Treatment in Acute Ischemic Stroke (SELECT): A prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study of Imaging Selection,” was originally published in the Annals of Neurology. “The relevance of the rationale […]