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 have the opportunity to lead this exceptional team,” Ruda said. “The work we have done […]


Dr. Anson J Koshy's Art The art of becoming a well-rounded physician

When you walk the halls of McGovern Medical School, you may notice the Art Wall, on the first floor. Part of the McGovern Beautification Committee’s redecoration of the Medical School following Tropical Storm Allison, the Art Wall has been a staple on campus since November 2005. One of the mainstays of having works featured on […]


White Coats for Black Lives - Social Justice Diversity & Inclusion creates Social Justice & Advocacy Longitudinal Theme

Following a summer fraught with violence and protests, shining a light on racial injustice and inequities, medical students across the country began calling for a more comprehensive examination of social determinants of health in their education. In an answer to the growing call to step up efforts to teach how societal structures, policies, and hierarchies […]


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 […]