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…

July 11, 2022

2022 Cardiovascular Residency Graduates and Faculty/Fellow Awards

The Division of Cardiology is pleased to announce its residency graduates, and faculty and fellowship awardees for 2022. 2022 Residency Graduates Advanced Heart Failure Bader Alhafez, MD Sowjanya Kapaganti, MD Cardiovascular Medicine Ayush Arora, MD Andrew Badalamenti, MD David Boone,…

June 23, 2022

Swails, Findley win John P. McGovern Award

Jennifer Swails, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and J. Chase Findley, MD, associate professor in the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, have been named the recipients of the 2022 John P….

June 21, 2022

Targeting a specific protein in smooth muscle cells may dramatically reduce atherosclerotic plaque formation

A new study shows targeting a protein in smooth muscle cells can block and decrease buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in mouse models, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published today in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Atherosclerosis…

June 14, 2022

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: Nahid Rianon, MBBS, DrPH

Nahid Rianon, MBBS, DrPH, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Joan and Stanford Alexander Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine of the Department of Internal Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2022…

June 14, 2022

Ibrahim joins as transplant nephrology leader

Richard Andrassy, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, has announced Hassan Ibrahim, MD, MS as the new leader of transplant nephrology. A recognized national and international leader in kidney transplantation research and clinical service, Ibrahim recently joined McGovern Medical…

March 8, 2022

Classification system shows which patients would benefit from PFO closure

Sixteen years ago, Phoebe Dow was a 19-year-old waitress when she suffered a stroke resulting from a common birth defect – a small hole between the top two chambers of the heart, which can sometimes allow a blood clot to…

March 8, 2022

18-year-old with a genetic condition undergoes open heart surgery to save his life

On the surface, 18-year-old Ayden Fireck was spending his senior year doing the things he loved: working at a local emergency room, practicing drills in the ROTC at his Georgia high school, and deciding where to go to college. But…

February 8, 2022

Heart-Brain program offers ‘closed-loop’ continuum of care to patients with PFO-associated stroke

Patients who have strokes that might be related to a hole in the heart that didn’t close properly now have a place to go to see both a neurologist and cardiologist: the Heart-Brain Program at The University of Texas Health…

February 2, 2022

Dyer, Burnett honored for lifelong contributions combatting elder mistreatment

Jason Burnett, PhD, and the late Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, were recognized nationally for their contributions to the field of elder mistreatment and Adult Protective Services practice by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). Burnett is co-director of the…