Psychiatry team wins MindGames competition

Caroline McCool, MD; Hunter Hinman, MD; and Gauri Wable, MD, PhD, residents in the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, teamed up to compete and win the annual resident competition MindGames June 8. MindGames is a national residency…


Houston Addiction Disorders Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s 2022 UTHealth Houston Addiction Disorders Conference, to be held across Aug. 26-27 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (1825 Pressler St.). Special prices…


UTHealth Houston Psychiatry Update set for April 9

Registration is now open for the 2022 UTHealth Houston Psychiatry Update Conference, hosted by the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, April 9 at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (1825 Pressler St.). The symposium is designed…


Selvaraj review on postmortem brain studies published in Molecular Psychiatry

A recent review and meta-analysis of postmortem brain studies from the lab of Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was published in the January edition of Molecular Psychiatry….


Trio receive grants to study bipolar disorder

Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty Jair Soares, MD, PhD; Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, MD, PhD; and Gabriel Fries, PhD, have received grants from the Baszucki Brain Research Fund, partnering with the Milken Institute, aimed at funding innovative…


Heads awarded Texas D-CFAR grant for HIV prevention research

Angela Heads, PhD, associate professor in the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received a $50,000 grant for her project “Removing Barriers to Effective HIV Prevention Strategies for Individuals with Problematic Substance Use or Substance Use…


Soares named president of AACDP

Jair Soares, MD, PhD, professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry, was recently named the president of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP). AACDP represents chairs in departments of psychiatry of medical schools across…


Grant to study role of meningitis, sepsis in Alzheimer’s

The role of peripheral and brain infections in the development of Alzheimer’s disease is the focus of new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….


Psychiatry celebrates 50 years

The Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is celebrating its 50-year anniversary as a department. Louis A. Faillace, MD, was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He…


HCPC sets standard for pandemic psychiatric care

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, it left the health care industry reeling among all specialties. Not only would health care workers be caring for their usual patients but also an influx of highly-infectious, COVID-19 patients. This put…


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