Neurosurgeons highlight education material for residents during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually all aspects of the health care system. From fighting the virus on the front lines, to the cancellation of elective surgeries, and even changes in medical education, the pandemic will have both immediate and future impacts on health care worldwide. In a recently article published in World Neurosurgery, titled […]


New study reveals areas of brain where recognition and identification occur

Using “sub-millimeter” brain implants, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), have been able to determine which parts of the brain are linked to facial and scene recognition. The study was published in Current Biology. “The ability to recognize familiar faces and locations is crucial to everyday life,” said, Nitin […]


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 […]



Pinpoint Brain Networks Scientists pinpoint brain networks responsible for naming objects

Scientists at McGovern Medical School have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries.


Size matters when fighting cancer, groundbreaking UTHealth study finds

Doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system, according to a pioneering study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University.


Rising STAR to focus on treatment of brain tumors

The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new Rising STAR in 2017 who will pursue studies related to understanding therapy-induced tumor and tumor microenvironment changes and developing safe cancer gene therapies.


UTHealth launches study to compare general anesthesia, sedation in stroke treatment

A new study led by Peng Roc Chen, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), aims to determine whether sedation or general anesthesia during endovascular therapy for acute stroke is associated with better outcomes for stroke patients.