June 21, 2024

AI and Genetic Diseases

McGovern Medical School research employs artificial intelligence to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary conditions such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

June 10, 2024

Quick stroke treatment and innovative heart surgery by UTHealth Houston allow stroke survivor to return to health

Brenton Parr had felt dizzy like this twice before. But this time, early in the morning, as he looked out of the window of a spare bedroom to check the weather before heading to the gym, it was far worse….

June 10, 2024

Beta-blockers may help decrease bone loss in male patients with dementia, according to UTHealth Houston study

Men with dementia who were taking beta-blockers showed a slight decrease in the rate of bone loss compared with men who were not, according to a small observational study led by researchers at UTHealth Houston. Women in the study, published in Calcified Tissue…

June 7, 2024

Paulino, Leech named Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) has named Rex Paulino, MD, assistant professor, and Ana Leech, MD, MS, associate professor, in the Department of Internal Medicine, as Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care for 2024. AAHPM asked its more…

June 5, 2024

Zhu wins John P. McGovern Award

Michael L. Zhu, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, is the 2024 recipient of the John P. McGovern Award as the exceptional clinical teacher. The John P. McGovern Award is given annually to the outstanding clinical faculty…

June 5, 2024

2024 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the Department of Internal Medicine’s winners of the 2024 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Rodeo Abrencillo, MD Bindu Akkanti, MD Reem Al-Dallal, MD Nuzha Amjad, MD Ben Barnett, MD Divya Bhamidipati, MD Karthik Bhandari, MD Sujith Cherian, MBBS Elena…

June 3, 2024

Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: Dia Waguespack, MD

Dia Waguespack, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, is the winner of the 2024 Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award. Established in 2001 and made possible by a gift from the DuPonts, the…

May 20, 2024

Critical care physician teaches invaluable skills to students at McGovern Medical School

Academic medicine is in her DNA, says Bindu Akkanti, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Every day she goes to work, she is contributing to the…

April 18, 2024

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Murray

Barbara E. Murray, MD, J. Ralph Meadows Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, died April 11, 2024. She was 76. A member of the Medical School’s ID faculty since 1980, she was a…

March 13, 2024

UTHealth Houston research: semaglutide reduces severity of fatty liver disease in people with HIV

Semaglutide is a safe, effective therapy for a common fatty liver disease in people with HIV, according to the results of a clinical trial presented by UTHealth Houston. The use of semaglutide 1mg weekly was safe and effective in improving metabolic…