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Free stroke event set for May 3


The second annual Stomp Out Stroke! Festival of Life to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the Stroke Team of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) on May 3 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., in downtown Houston.

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  • Faculty Campaign for Students: ‘The Best Ideas Come from Within’

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    Faculty members at Houston’s health university hold a unique responsibility to go beyond simply educating students. Instead, they are challenged by the UTHealth mission to model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

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  • IBD event open to public

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    Gastroenterology experts and colorectal surgeons from the UTHealth Medical School who are affiliated with Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center will provide an in-depth look at the origin, prevent, diagnosis, management and treatments of inflammatory bowel disease.

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  • Nguyen appointed to ACC

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    Dr. Tom Nguyen, assistant professor of cardiovascular surgery, has been appointed to the Surgeons Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Nguyen is a cardiovascular surgeon with the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.

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  • Chassay named associate dean for Alumni Relations

    Dr. Mark Chassay

    Dr. Mark Chassay is the new associate dean for alumni relations and assistant dean for admissions and student affairs, effective March 1, 2014.

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AOA Banquet


Members of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society from The UTHealth Medical School are shown during their annual banquet March 10, 2014 at The Cohen House at Rice University.

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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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Carter, R. Dakota, MSIV, received a competitive American Psychiatric Association Area 5 Assembly Student Poster Award, which will be presented May 3, in New York for his poster, “Assessing Pre-clinical Medical Student Awareness of Healthcare Disparities and Barriers to Care in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) Population For Curriculum Development.”


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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
  • Dad and Ann Oakes on Oakes named one of top 25 women professors in Texas
    We are more than proud!!
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    Heartfelt congratulations! Joanne, you are a source of pride for the entire school. Stan