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 […]

Scheduling appointments during COVID-19

The Stay Home, Work Safe order has been lifted across the state, but with so much uncertainty still lingering around COVID-19, many patients may be wary of attending their much-needed appointments, potentially putting themselves at risk for worsening their condition. Thomas Murphy, MD, chief medical officer for UT Physicians community-based clinics, and assistant professor of […]

Experts at UTHealth successfully treat severe case of COVID-19 in 3-week-old infant

In one of the first reported cases of its kind, a 3-week-old infant in critical condition recovered from COVID-19 due to rapid recognition and treatment by physicians from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The case was published April 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. As […]

Medical experts answer common questions about COVID-19

As new data on COVID-19 continues to roll out on a daily basis, questions are asked about who’s at risk, how it’s being transmitted, and what additional precautions people need to take. Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) help break it down. How the virus spreads According to the World […]

Myth Pic Facts versus fiction – breaking down COVID-19 myths

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, rumors and misinformation about the virus seem to be spreading just as quickly, if not more quickly, than the virus itself. In the midst of a pandemic, false information can be dangerous and lead to panic, making it difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction. Experts with The University of […]

CLI+art+preschool++learning Infant and toddler teachers receive specialized training on helping young minds realize potential

The Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School has received a $3 million grant to teach the latest child development strategies to more than 850 infant and toddler specialists and teachers working in at-risk communities in the Lone Star State. Infant and toddler teachers play a critical role in the intellectual development of young children […]

Second Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium set for Feb. 11

McGovern Medical School and the Women Faculty Forum will host the second annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium from 4-7 p.m., Feb. 11 in the Memorial Hermann Conference Center. The featured speaker for the symposium is Sharona Gordon, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics and associate dean for research and graduate […]

Mosquera named Distinguished Hispanic Physician

The Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston (HAMAH) honored Ricardo Mosquera, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, with its 2019 Distinguished Hispanic Physician Award. “To be recognized by peers in the medical field, in Houston, and by this important association is very special and rewarding,” Mosquera said. “This award is really important to me and a […]