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…


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…


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…


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…


McCullough wins 2019 Stroke Council Award

The American Heart Association’s Council on Stroke has named Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology, as the 2019 Stroke Council Award & Lecturer. McCullough will receive The Stroke Council…


McGovern doctors help diagnose and treat epilepsy in Himalayan community

Patients gathered outside a simple concrete structure that serves as the community medical clinic in the remote region of Ladakh, India, nestled in the Great Himalayan mountain chain at 12,000 feet elevation. Under the desert sun, they waited patiently to…


Lowenstein to speak at 31st Annual William S. Fields Lecture

The Department of Neurology welcomes Daniel Lowenstein, MD, executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School, to campus as the guest speaker for the 31st Annual William S. Fields Lecture. The lecture titled…


4th Annual Neurology Symposium set for Nov. 9

Registration is open for the upcoming Fourth Annual UTHealth Neurology Update Symposium, presented by the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, set for Nov. 9. The event takes place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Magnolia Hotel…


Women’s Faculty Forum honors four

The Women’s Faculty Forum honored four McGovern Medical School faculty with its 2019 Excellence Awards on Oct. 7 in the Fifth Floor Gallery. Jacqueline Hecht, PhD, professor and Leah L. Lewis Distinguished Chair in Pediatrics, and Louise D. McCullough, MD,…


McCullough earns ANA Soriano Lectureship Award

Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology will receive the American Neurological Association’s (ANA) 2019 Soriano Lectureship Award on Oct. 15 at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Louis. The…


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