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 […]


McGovern Day Speakers Medical School celebrates McGovern Day

Dean Barbara J. Stoll and students, faculty, and staff gathered in the McGovern Medical School Leather Lounge for the annual McGovern Day Celebration, March 2, to celebrate the transformational gift from the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Foundation in 2015, which helped advance medical training, scientific discover, and innovation at the Medical School. “As […]


American Stroke Association honors Sarraj with emergency medicine award

Amrou Sarraj, MD, associate professor of neurology, received the prestigious “Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award” from the American Stroke Association earlier this month for his winning research, “Optimization Methodologies to Enhance Endovascular Thrombectomy Access in the United States.” The award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research in the emergent phase of acute stroke […]


Physician-scientist wins esteemed award to study whether maternal gut health impacts stroke risk for offspring

Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) prestigious $1 million Merit Award to investigate whether the maternal microbiome influences stroke risk in offspring. Only two awards are presented annually, and they are given to exceptional scientists […]


Research highlights role of imaging in stroke outcomes

The role of imaging in evaluating stroke candidates for therapy and its subsequent effects on patient outcomes is the topic of recently published research by McGovern Medical School neurologists. Different imaging modalities, primarily non-contrast CT of the brain and perfusion imaging, are utilized to identify acute stroke patients who are good candidate for endovascular thrombectomy. […]