Lactation Foundation initiates successful care model during pandemic

New research from The Lactation Foundation at McGovern Medical School and the Department of Pediatrics, on the COVID-19 telehealth lactation care model has been published in Clinical Lactation. The abstract, titled “Patient Satisfaction with a COVID-19 Telehealth Lactation Care Model”…


Study finds telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The…


Wang wins collaborative research award

Jun Wang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the winner of the 2021 John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Award, presented by the Gulf Coast Consortia. Wang, and teammate Xiaolong Jiang, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor…


Rao pens 4 books reflecting on pediatric cardiology

While many people have spent the downtime of the pandemic learning a new skill or reflecting on career paths, one McGovern Medical School faculty member took the time to focus on productivity –producing four books. P. Syamasundar Rao, MD, professor…


Von Allmen named chief of Pediatric Neurology

The Department of Pediatrics has named Gretchen Von Allmen, MD, professor and director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, as the permanent division chief of Pediatric Neurology. Von Allmen has served as the interim chief since October 2020, succeeding Ian Butler,…


Flores named Pediatric Infectious Diseases division chief

Anthony R. Flores, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, effective July 1, 2021. Flores succeeds Gloria Heresi, MD, who held the position for the last decade….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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