UTHealth Houston couple pays it forward for students in microbiology

Students in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics can now look forward to increased educational support thanks to longstanding members of the UTHealth Houston family, Steven “Steve” J. Norris, PhD, and Deborah “Debbie” Norris. With decades of combined service…


Wahed appointed chair of pathology

Following a national search, Executive Dean Ad Interim Richard Andrassy, MD, has named Md Amer Wahed, MD, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, effective Nov. 1, 2021. Wahed is professor and…


COVID-19 research sparks new collaboration, innovation

As the world narrowed its focus to the pandemic this past year, the McGovern Medical School scientific community likewise quickly switched its research attention, collaborating and innovating to discover new therapies and treatment options for COVID-19 patients. In March 2021,…


COVID-19 patient at LBJ Hospital recovers after convalescent plasma transfusion

More than a month after her battle with COVID-19, Kony Chacon enjoys spending time with newborn daughter and shows no ill effects from the virus that jeopardized her life and that of her unborn child. She credits a century-old treatment…


Autopsy research aims to advance COVID-19 knowledge

In an effort to continue fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic, a team of pathologists from McGovern Medical School has documented the pathological findings from 23 autopsy patients with the disease in an upcoming issue of Cardiovascular Pathology, now published on…


2020 Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease Retreat set for Jan. 10

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) will host the 2020 Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases (MBID) Retreat Jan. 10 at the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building (6767 Bertner Ave.). The event is free to attend and…


Co-interim chairs named for pathology

Dean Barbara J. Stoll has announced that Jaiyeola Thomas-Ogunniyi, MBBS, and Mamoun Younes, MD, have been named as interim co-chairs of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2019. Thomas-Ogunniyi, professor of pathology and vice chair of…


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