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, […]


Planes, trains and automobiles: reducing the risks of traveling this summer

After enduring more than two months of quarantine, businesses and institutions are reopening, spurring summer travel plans to satisfy the urge to escape confinement. But is it safe to travel with the threat of COVID-19 still lingering? Experts at UT Physicians and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) weigh in on how to […]


Depression Story Watch out for signs of mental illness in teens as a result of current events

The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with recent headlines of injustice, riots, racial tension, and protests, has surfaced feelings of anxiety and depression in adults, but young people are no doubt feeling the impact as well. “Mental illnesses are on the rise across the board,” said Amalia Guardiola, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern […]


McGovern Medical School students step up to relieve burdens for front line physicians

“I swim in hot weather,” said 6-year-old Owen McKay during his virtual tutoring session with Caroline Andrews, a student of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Just a few weeks ago, the “s” sound in “swim” and “th” sound in “weather” were difficult to pronounce for Owen, who […]


Baby Vaccination Stock Image Task force raises awareness of the importance childhood vaccinations

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows the rate of children receiving regular vaccinations has dramatically decreased since the COVID-19 outbreak began. When compared to the same time period (mid-March through mid-April), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that physicians ordered nearly 2.5 million fewer doses of all routine non-influenza vaccines and […]