January 5, 2023

Distinguished Honors

A trio of McGovern Medical School physicians are honored as 2022 Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Distinguished Physicians. Pictured recipients are H.V. Anderson, MD, and Mark A. Farnie, MD. Not pictured are Michelle S. Barratt, MD…

December 7, 2022

Infectious disease expert weighs in on how physicians can effectively identify meningitis infection for best treatment

A new risk score could help clinicians differentiate viral meningitis from community-acquired bacterial meningitis (CABM), according to a review article by Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH, at UTHealth Houston. Meningitis caused by viruses is serious but often is less severe than bacterial…

December 7, 2022

Kolonin, Gutierrez publish diabetes research in Cell Reports Medicine

A translational research study from collaborating UTHealth Houston laboratories of Mikhail Kolonin, PhD, and Absalon Gutierrez, MD, on the new mechanism mediating the anti-diabetic effects of incretins has been published in Cell Reports Medicine. Kolonin is a professor and the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Distinguished University Chair in…

December 7, 2022

Research reveals how a potentially fatal COVID-19 complication damages lung tissue

Mechanisms involved in the rapid, severe progression of fibrosis in the lung tissues of COVID-19 patients, a potentially fatal complication of the virus that damages and scars the lungs, have been uncovered by researchers led by UTHealth Houston. Until now,…

December 7, 2022

PET technology more effective than angiogram at determining need for coronary stents, bypass surgery

A new method for determining whether patients with heart disease need coronary stents or bypass surgery is more effective than the angiogram, which is currently used, according to research from UTHealth Houston Heart & Vascular. A team led by K….

December 7, 2022

Residents of assisted living facilities lost significant, concerning weight during the COVID-19 quarantine

Older adults residing in assisted living facilities and quarantined to their rooms during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lost significant weight, according to gerontology care providers and researchers from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Significant weight loss of…

October 21, 2022

Innovative endoscopy procedure at UT Physicians is game-changer for Houston man

TJ Giden’s journey started with a bleak diagnosis of esophageal cancer. At age 75 and with several underlying conditions, Giden was told he most likely would not survive. “When I heard the word ‘cancer,’ I figured it was all over,”…

October 3, 2022

World-renowned geriatrician adds vice president of community engagement to her resume

“I’m looking forward to being the megaphone to help convey all the exciting advancements we are making on every front and supporting the already robust community engagement efforts we have in place,” said Holly Holmes, MD, MS. “What I’m most…

August 30, 2022

Mother of two with sickle cell disease feels reenergized while participating in trial at UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Kisha McClintock always knew she had a genetic predisposition for sickle cell disease, but it wasn’t until a cold night in December 2013 that the then 33-year-old woke from her sleep with severe pain in her left knee, sending McClintock…

August 30, 2022

Awake prone positioning does not offer benefit in reducing intubation for COVID-19 induced acute respiratory failure

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research…