Dr. Mosquera - Improved Inpatient Care Linking medically complex children’s outpatient team with hospitalists improved inpatient care

When medically complex children are hospitalized, linking hospitalists to their regular outpatient providers through an inpatient consultation service were more likely to improve outcomes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results from the quality improvement trial, which showed the inpatient consultation service was more likely to reduce […]


Women's Faculty Forum Excellence Awards Four earn Women’s Faculty Forum Excellence Awards

The Women’s Faculty Forum (WFF) will present the 2020 Excellence Awards to four McGovern Medical School faculty members at a virtual presentation from 4:30-6 p.m., Dec. 2, via WebEx. The event code to join the presentation is 120 199 5152, or click here. The winner of the Excellence in Research award is Danielle Garsin, PhD, […]


The Inaugural vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion McGovern names vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion

McGovern Medical School has named eight faculty as the inaugural vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion, an initiative which began under former dean Barbara J. Stoll, MD. “Having vice chairs for Diversity and Inclusion in some of our larger departments is another important milestone for McGovern Medical School,” said LaTanya Love, MD, executive vice president […]


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy an inspiration to family

Due to his nonverbal autism, Sam Lujan doesn’t always warm up to new people right away. However, in 2016 there was an exception when his mother, Maria Lujan, brought him and his little brother to visit their new pediatrician at UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights. Little did everyone know on that day, Kenya Parks, MD, […]


Butler steps down as chief of Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Neurology

Ian Butler, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Distinguished Chair in West Syndrome Research, has stepped down from his role as chief of Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Neurology, a position he’s held since 1976. For over four decades, Butler built the Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology to include 13 faculty with […]


McGovern residents volunteer for COVID-19 front lines

When a crisis occurs, you can almost bet on the health care industry to respond without hesitation to provide support for those in need. Facing the same worries about the COVID-19 pandemic as the rest of the population, medical professionals around the world showed no fear in coming together to provide care and help battle […]


Flores elected Pediatric Infectious Disease Society fellow

Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is one of eight distinguished physicians and scientists from across the U.S. and around the world to be elected as fellows of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS) in 2020. ”It is a tremendous honor to have been named fellow along with the […]


Look to the Stars feature Look to the stars

Weeklong Summer Camp Brings Joy to Children with Chronic Kidney Disease Clad in elaborate Asgardian armor and armed with the enchanted hammer, Thor’s crimson cape rippled behind him as he marched to the center of the stage. But this Thor was missing something. “Were you expecting someone with long blonde hair?” he asked the children […]


Pediatrician Students step up to help lead Vaccine Task Force

As the world continues to social distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unfortunate trend has seen many children miss their well-child visits and immunization vaccines, leading to possible problems outside of the virus. However, a group of students at McGovern Medical School have taken it upon themselves to volunteer for a special Vaccine Task […]


Pediatrics contributes to national MIS-C research

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has been recognized as an “uncommon complication” of COVID-19. The McGovern Medical School Division of Pediatric Critical Care contributed to a network study on this topic at the request of the CDC, which recently was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led Adrienne Randolph, MD, […]