Research shows clinical benefits for children with severe TBI

After children experienced severe traumatic brain injury, the infusion of bone marrow mononuclear cells derived from the patient’s own bones led to less time spent in intensive care, less intense therapy, and, significantly, the structural preservation of white matter, which…


Hebl headlines Women and Girls in Science Symposium Feb. 8

The McGovern Medical School Women Faculty Forum will host the sixth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium from 4-5:30 p.m., Feb. 8 in the Memorial Hermann Conference Center. The International Day of Women and Girls in…


Women in Medicine & Sciences Feature: Mary Aitken, MD

Each month, the Women Faculty Forum presents its Women in Medicine and Sciences Feature, highlighting the women faculty at McGovern Medical School who are leaders in medicine, research, and education. This month’s feature is Mary Aitken, MD, professor and chair,…


MAPPing out the academic journey

This story originally ran in the McGovern Medicine annual magazine. To view the full issue of McGovern Medicine, click here. One of the main goals for academic faculty is career advancement. From understanding the necessary steps to ensuring your CV…


Researchers awarded $6.2 million grant to address firearm violence

A five-year, $6.2 million grant to implement a hospital-based intervention program to address firearm violence has been awarded to researchers at UTHealth Houston by the National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers leading the…


Keeping kids safe from Houston mosquitoes

If it’s summer in Houston, you can expect to see mosquitoes. Our climate provides the perfect storm of heat, humidity, frequent rain, and mild winter temperatures that rarely kill them. Experts are seeing more mosquito activity in 2023 than last…


McNeese wins Distinguished Service Award

McGovern Medical School presented Margaret McNeese, MD, Ransom Lummis Family Professor in Pediatrics, and vice dean of Admissions and Student Affairs, with the inaugural John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented to a member…


Clinical drug trial research brings hope for children who have rare tumor disease

Cheryl Navar was 24 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors found multiple tumors in her unborn baby’s heart. Before baby Nora entered the world, her soon-to-be parents sat in their hometown in Corpus Christi, Texas, to learn about a rare…


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,…


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