Xenopus kidney research published in Kidney International

Recent research from the lab of Rachel Miller, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, seeking to create a better understanding of the gene expression and physiology of the Xenopus kidney, has been published in the journal Kidney International….


Pediatrics research yields diagnostic test for EoE

Research from the McGovern Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics has yielded a noninvasive diagnostic tool for an increasingly prevalent chronic immune system disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Published in the Oct. 11, 2022 issue of Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition,…


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action: Syed Hashmi, MD, MPH, PhD

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action is a monthly column that aims to highlight the important work of each of McGovern Medical School’s Vice Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion. Beginning in 2020, the role of Vice Chair for Diversity and…


In Memoriam: Jan van Eys, MD, PhD

Jan van Eys, MD, PhD, former chair of the Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics, died Sept. 24, 2022. He was 93. Van Eys was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt,…


Omoruyi wins APA teaching award

The Academic Pediatric Association has named Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, as the 2022 winner of the Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty. The Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty recognizes excellence in teaching among APA…


Tran research wins multiple research awards

Recent research from Thu Tran, DO, neonatal-perinatal fellow, PGY-6, in the Department of Pediatrics, has garnered a pair of awards from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and the Pediatric Academic Society. Tran was honored with the Southern Society for…


Sandra McKay joins Baker Institute’s new firearm safety program

Sandra McKay, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has joined Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy as a nonresident fellow. McKay, whose career as a pediatrician has focused on child health advocacy, will work with the Center for…


Koshy wins Distinguished Faculty Award in Professionalism Education

The McGovern Medical School Office of Professionalism has named Anson Koshy, MD, associate professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, and the Department of Pediatrics, as the inaugural winner of the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished…


Mosquera named chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology and Sleep Medicine

Mary Aitken, MD, professor and Dan L. Duncan Distinguished University Chair in Pediatrics has named Ricardo Mosquera, MD, as chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology and Sleep Medicine effective Jan. 1, 2022. Mosquera, associate professor of pulmonary medicine,…


Research examines impact of social determinants on stroke

A trial testing whether multidisciplinary telehealth intervention will help improve racial disparities in outcomes for adult stroke survivors will be launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) with a $3.1 million grant from the…


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