Escobar named hemophilia physician of the year

Miguel A. Escobar, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, is the winner of Physician of the Year 2021 from the National Hemophilia Foundation. Escobar, who also serves as medical director of the Gulf States Hemophilia and…


McGovern joins new NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Network

McGovern Medical School has announced its designation as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence, joining a highly select group of 31 medical centers nationwide as part of an innovative network seeking to expand access, advance care, and research for…


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…


Lactation Foundation initiates successful care model during pandemic

New research from The Lactation Foundation at McGovern Medical School and the Department of Pediatrics, on the COVID-19 telehealth lactation care model has been published in Clinical Lactation. The abstract, titled “Patient Satisfaction with a COVID-19 Telehealth Lactation Care Model”…


Study finds telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The…


Wang wins collaborative research award

Jun Wang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the winner of the 2021 John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Award, presented by the Gulf Coast Consortia. Wang, and teammate Xiaolong Jiang, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor…


Rao pens 4 books reflecting on pediatric cardiology

While many people have spent the downtime of the pandemic learning a new skill or reflecting on career paths, one McGovern Medical School faculty member took the time to focus on productivity –producing four books. P. Syamasundar Rao, MD, professor…


Von Allmen named chief of Pediatric Neurology

The Department of Pediatrics has named Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, professor and director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, as the permanent division chief of Pediatric Neurology. Von Allmen has served as the interim chief since October 2020, succeeding Ian Butler,…


Flores named Pediatric Infectious Diseases division chief

Anthony R. Flores, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, effective July 1, 2021. Flores succeeds Gloria Heresi, MD, who held the position for the last decade….


Ruda named Child Safety and Integrated Care Division Chief

Michelle T. Ruda, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics has assumed the leadership of the Division of Child Safety and Integrated Care. Ruda succeeds Rebecca Girardet, MD, who had led the program since 2012. “I am grateful to…


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