Five McGovern postdocs win President’s research awards

The Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at UTHealth Houston have named five McGovern Medical School postdoctoral research fellows as the winners of the 2022 President’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research. This year’s winners (and their mentors)…


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…


Park receives Stroke Basic Science Award

In recognition of his latest research uncovering the underlying pathology of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Eunsu Park, PhD, instructor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, has been honored with the Stroke Basic Science Award at the American Stroke…


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…


Two departments name vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Leadership from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery have named vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion. The two newest vice chairs are Joel E. Frontera, MD, vice chair of education and…


2021 Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium available online throughout September

UTHealth Neurosciences and the Department of Pediatric Surgery, together with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital will host the 2021 Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium in a virtual format throughout the month of September. The theme for the symposium is “Children with Neurological and…


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….


Rocking out for Wonderkids

You may be wondering, what is a Wonderkid? It’s simple. Wonderkids are the pediatric patients of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial team at UT Physicians. Each year, Wonderkids are treated to an event in their honor in observance of Cleft and Craniofacial…


Neurosurgery hosts Neuro ICU Symposium

The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery hosts the eighth annual Neuro ICU Symposium, July 21-22. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 symposium moves to an online format. Registration for the two-day symposium is open through July 14….


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