McCullough honored with 2022 AHA Basic Research Prize

In acknowledgment of her research advancing the field of cardiovascular science, UTHealth Houston’s Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, has been honored with the 2022 American Heart Association Basic Research Prize. McCullough is professor and chair and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished…


Turning Pro at McGovern Medical School: Shivika Chandra, MD

Education toward professionalism is more than being skilled and knowledgeable. It requires a lifelong transformational change in how we think, act, and feel as doctors. This professional formation (Turning Pro) is shaped by the community in which we are surrounded….


Goadsby to present 2022 Fields Lecture Nov. 11

The Department of Neurology welcomes Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, director of the NIHR King’s Clinical Research Facility, and professor of neurology at UCLA to present the 2022 William S. Fields Lecture. The lecture titled “Migraine: Understanding a Common Brain Disorder,”…


Neurology Update Symposium set for Nov. 12

Registration is open for the upcoming Fifth Annual UTHealth Houston Neurology Update Symposium, presented by the Department of Neurology, set for Nov. 12. The event takes place between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Houston-Medical Center Hotel (6750…


UTHealth Houston receives BRAIN Initiative grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, nearly $5 million grant, to establish a coordinating unit for biostatistics, informatics, and engagement to advance knowledge about the interacting neurons of the human brain. A group including UTHealth Houston, the…


Anti-inflammatory compound shows potential in treating patients with severe COVID-19

An anti-inflammatory compound may have the potential to treat systemic inflammation and brain injury in patients with severe COVID-19 and significantly reduce their chances of death, according to a new study from McGovern Medical School and other institutions. A team…


Soto receives $13 million NIH grant

A five-year, $13 million grant to study how certain infectious agents evolve to spread chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been awarded to a UTHealth Houston research team led by Claudio Soto, PhD, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Soto, principal investigator…


Multiple Sclerosis Patient Education Day set for April 16

The Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology will host a Patient Education Day, Saturday April 16 at the Denton A. Cooley, MD & Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center (7440 Cambridge St.). The event…


Researchers studying how special MRI protocol can help treat patients with brain hemorrhages

A study designed to determine how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to help clinicians treat patients with brain hemorrhages is underway at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. The trial, led by Muhammad Haque, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and…


Tsvetkov wins BIG Award

Andrey Tsvetkov, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, has been awarded the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The BIG Awards provide $300,000 for research projects…


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