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Lowe honored with national sports physician award

Dr. Walt Lowe, center, receives the Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award from the APTA’s Sports Physical Therapy Section at a Feb. 5 meeting in Las Vegas.

Dr. Walt Lowe, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and chief of orthopaedics at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, has been recognized for his contributions to sports medicine by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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Pediatric Surgery Bake Sale

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Department of Pediatric Surgery hosted a Surgeon’s Bake Sale in the Leather Lounge with all the proceeds going to the March of Dimes – Walk for Babies event. Thanks to our MD Bakers: Dr. Kevin Lally, Dr. Richard Andrassy, Dr. Charles Cox, Dr. Michael Hines, Dr. William Douglas, Dr. Matthew Harting, Dr. John Teichgraeber, Dr. Mary Austin, Dr. Stacey Moore-Olufemi and Dr. Maria Matuszczak, the department raised over $877. With only 9 days left until the race, the Department of Pediatric Surgery has raised a total of $4,540.50 – a fundraising record for the department.

It’s not too late for you to support the March for Dimes!

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In memoriam: Dr. Robert Lasky

Dr. Robert Lasky

Dr. Robert Lasky, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Design and Analysis Support Services in the Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, died April 15, 2014.

With more than 35 years of experience in biomedical research, Lasky joined the Medical School’s faculty in 1999. His primary research interests concerned developmental neuroscience, but his collaborations included research with adults and other organ systems. His he conducted clinical work in hospitals and clinics, field settings (rural Guatemala), and the laboratory. A theme of that research was reliably assessing functional capabilities predictive of long-term outcome in challenging settings.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and earned his Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Minnesota. He was a multiple recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award.

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Joaquin Villegas, second-year medical student conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Theresa Koehler, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, received first place in the Research Poster Category at the National Hispanic Medical Association Conference in Washington, DC March 29, for his poster “Localization of the Virulence Regulator AtxA in Bacillus anthracis Cells.”

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  • mbrown on In memoriam: Dr. Timothy Bricker
    When I returned from a trip yesterday I learned that our colleague, Dr. Tim Bricker, had passed away last week. Tim was the Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UT Health Medical School and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. I knew Tim for 30 years and first met him when he was a junior faculty member at Texas Children's Hospital. When he became Chief of Cardiology at TCH in 1992 he has helped me to establish a rotation for the UT fellows at TCH (which was possible in those days). Our fellows ranked it consistently as one of the best rotations at the time. Tim went to Kentucky, and then returned to Houston two years ago. At this time our school was fortunate to recruit him, and in his short tenure he had already made a major impact in his division, the Department of Pediatrics, and the school. In the 1990s Tim and I served together in the group of Associate Editors for Circulation when Dr. Willerson was the journal's editor-in-chief.Through this I got to know Tim even better. I admired his unfailing willingness to help and to serve when he was called upon to serve. Really, the best of American values. And I remember his fairness and unfailing collegiality, even in the most difficult of times for him personally. Tim's tenure with us at UT was cut short by illness. I am certain that he will live on the the hearts of those who knew him, and as an inspiration to all of us in the cardiology community. With profound gratitude. Heinrich Taegtmeyer
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    Congrats!!!! Well-deserved!!!
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    Congratulations!! Thank you for all you do
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    We are more than proud!!
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    Heartfelt congratulations! Joanne, you are a source of pride for the entire school. Stan