McCullough and Liu awarded $3.7M NIH grant to study sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes

A $3.7 million grant to identify patients at risk for developing chronic consequences of COVID-19 infection and discover potential underlying mechanisms leading to neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) has been awarded to Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Fudong Liu, MD, MSN, by…


MEG Center publishes five papers in calendar year

Highlighting the work of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center at McGovern Medical School, Michael Funke, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the MEG Center, and his team have published five papers in various journals over…


Biobank Repository helps chronic coronavirus symptoms

More than a year after COVID-19 sent her to the hospital for seven days, which included treatment with low amounts of supplemental oxygen, Sophia Holton is still suffering symptoms from the virus: headaches, pain, shortness of breath, and low energy….


JAMA Neurology publishes Sarraj research on ischemic stroke

International research from a multicenter study, led by McGovern Medical School neurologists, is providing more guidance on stroke treatment. The study, led by Amrou Sarraj, MD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology and published in JAMA Neurology focuses on patients suffering…


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)….


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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)….


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