Dr. Poyee Tung Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program earns ACHA Accreditation

Congenital heart disease, which used to be considered a death sentence, is now a managed disease for adults thanks to advances in medicine and specialized programs such as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital […]


Tricia Zucker Presidential Award Zucker earns Presidential Award for helping at-risk children

In school districts across the Lone Star State, programs developed by Tricia Zucker, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, are helping students achieve their full potential. In recognition of her efforts, Zucker, the associate director of the Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, will be presented the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists […]


UTHealth and Gulf Coast Consortia Launch NIH T32 Training Program Grant on Antimicrobial Resistance

Cesar Arias, MD, PhD, professor of internal medicine and director of the Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics at McGovern Medical School, has received a T32 institutional training grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to launch a postdoctoral training program on antimicrobial resistance called the T32 Texas Medical Center Training […]


Lee earns Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Award

Juneyoung Lee, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the BRAINS Research Laboratory in the Department of Neurology, received the 2019 Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Award at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in May, in Philadelphia. “I am greatly honored to receive this award,” Lee said. “As a new investigator in the field of […]


Students Learning at McGovern Riggs, John appointed as directors of learning environment

In order to continue the development of a culture of teaching and learning rooted in respect and mutual dignity for all, McGovern Medical School has appointed John Riggs, MD, and Vineeth John, MD, MBA to a new position of directors of learning environment. As the inaugural directors of learning environment, Riggs and John, who serve […]


Ambulance Photo Red Duke Trauma Institute to host 2019 Orthopedic Trauma Symposium

The Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School will host the 2019 EMS Orthopedic Trauma Symposium July 27 at the Hermann Conference Center (6411 Fannin St.). The symposium is open to all interested EMS certified personnel who provide pre-hospital care and RNs working in emergency medicine, and brings together […]


Dr. Weaver goes to Washington

Helping to set the national agenda on addiction medicine, Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM, professor of psychiatry, recently returned home from the White Houses’ Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Weaver was invited by the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine to attend the a meeting on “Building the Addiction Medicine Workforce: Giving Americans Access […]


J. Chase Findley, MD, Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award/ Photo by Dawnelle Schatte, MD Findley earns Junior Faculty Teaching Award

J. Chase Findley, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences received the Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) in June. The Devneil Vaidya Award recognizes a promising, early career ADMSEP member who is already demonstrating excellence in teaching, mentoring, and curricular innovations […]


Dr. Tiffany "TC" Cossey, MD UTHealth research finds telemedicine stroke patients receive consistent care 24/7

Stroke patients examined remotely by a teleneurologist were treated as quickly and effectively after hours as during normal business hours, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Previous research has shown that during regular business hours, telemedicine is as effective for the acute stroke patient as arriving at […]


Amber Luong, M.D., Ph.D. Luong earns ELAM® fellowship

Amber Luong, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of Otorhinolaryngology, has been accepted into the 2019-20 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM®) Fellowship Program. “I was thrilled when I heard about my acceptance,” Luong said. “It is an extremely competitive program, accepting only 60 fellows from across the nation and across all academic ranks, […]