Scientists discover molecular mechanisms contributing to prostate cancer progression

A discovery by cancer biologists at McGovern Medical School helps explain how prostate cancer eventually develops resistance to a leading treatment and becomes lethal.

Study: Stroke patients seen at a teaching hospital less likely to be readmitted

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from McGovern Medical School.

Rising STAR brings research into cellular stress response to McGovern Medical School

A leading expert in aging-related protein misfolding diseases is bringing her research to the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School, as part of the UT Rising STARs Award program.

Grants 101 and 102 Workshops returning soon

Junior faculty members seeking to refine their skills in developing research proposals should turn their attention to the New Investigator Development Program (NIDP) and the upcoming Grants 101 and 102 workshops.

Norris digs deep into paleontology lecture at HMNS

Steven J. Norris, M.D., Greer Professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, broke new ground for himself in November by giving his first ever lecture on fossils from the Permian period at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS).

Joining the Academy

New inductees into the Academy of Master Educators, from left, Dr. Hilary Fairbrother, Dr. Sara Guzman-Reyes, Dr. Sasha Adams, Dr. Chiamaka Aneji, Dr. Rhashedah Ekeoduru, Dr. Lynette Mazur and Dr. Deborah Pearson were honored during the 2018 Induction Ceremony held by the Office of Educational Programs Nov. 28 at Third Coast.

Registration open for 2019 Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium

Gastroenterology specialists from McGovern Medical School and other physicians are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium, set for Feb. 8-9.

Rising STAR researching role of cis-regulatory variation in disease risk

The Center for Human Genetics at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new researcher this year through the UT Rising STARs program who aims to better understand genetic mechanisms behind cardiovascular disease through an innovative research program.

Khan talks about his “road back” as a veteran

In 1945, a photographer captured an emotional moment that occurred in Okinawa during World War II – the day U.S. Marine Col. Francis Fenton conducted the funeral service of his own 18-year-old son, Pfc. Mike Fenton. The photograph is one that Saleem Khan, M.D., associate professor of surgery, military veteran, and recipient of the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit, said he thinks about over and over again.

Dragoi earns third NIH BRAIN award

Working to further the understanding of how the brain processes information, Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology and anatomy with McGovern Medical School, has been awarded a three-year, $1.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.