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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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