APS awards McGovern Medical School with Howland Visiting Professor Program

The American Pediatric Society (APS) has announced the McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics as one of two inaugural host institutions for the 2019 APS Howland Visiting Professor Program. The APS Howland Visiting Professor Program is a new extension of the prestigious APS John Howland Award. The 2019 APS John Howland Award recipient, renowned neonatology […]


Research Retreat Research Retreat set for March 10

Registration is now open for the 2020 McGovern Medical School Research Retreat, an open event sponsored by the Research Committee, where faculty, graduate students, and fellows can learn more about research conducted on campus and interact with their peers. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the […]


Physician-scientist wins esteemed award to study whether maternal gut health impacts stroke risk for offspring

Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) prestigious $1 million Merit Award to investigate whether the maternal microbiome influences stroke risk in offspring. Only two awards are presented annually, and they are given to exceptional scientists […]


Festschrift Lecture Honoring Safi scheduled for March 4

The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery will honor its founding chair, Hazim J. Safi, MD, with a Legacy Lecture Wednesday, March 4 in MSB 1.006. The commemorative lecture includes special guest speakers from around the world to present and reflect on Safi’s international influence and groundbreaking contributions to the field of cardiothoracic and vascular […]


McGovern Day set for March 2

Dean Barbara J. Stoll invites the Medical School students, faculty, and staff to its McGovern Day Celebration in recognition of the John P. McGovern Foundation’s transformational gift to Medical School in 2015, which helped advance medical training, scientific discovery, and innovation at the school. The celebration begins with a round of speeches and a dessert […]


Library Renovation Progress continues on Jesse H. Jones Library

Renovations continue on the Jesse H. Jones Library, a staple of education and research inside the Texas Medical Center, and one of the oldest buildings standing there today. Originally built in the 1950s, with the back half of the building and parking garage added in the 1970s, UTHealth acquired the library building in the summer […]


Doudna headlines annual Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture

McGovern Medical School welcomes Jennifer Doudna, PhD, one of the pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology, as the 2020 speaker for the annual Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture Feb. 26. The lecture on “CRISPR Systems: Biology and Technology of Genome Editing,” will be held at 4 p.m. in MSB 3.001. Doudna is the Li Ka Shing […]


CLI+art+preschool++learning Infant and toddler teachers receive specialized training on helping young minds realize potential

The Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School has received a $3 million grant to teach the latest child development strategies to more than 850 infant and toddler specialists and teachers working in at-risk communities in the Lone Star State. Infant and toddler teachers play a critical role in the intellectual development of young children […]


Evan Cohn Physician offers patient perspective in disability lecture

Everyone gets sick and plays the role of a patient at some time in their lives. Even doctors. Evan Cohn, MD, a radiologist from Dallas, experienced this role reversal in a most severe manner when he suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in Virginia in 2015 as he and his wife celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. Cohn […]


New mechanism and therapeutic target identified for pathogenic angiogenesis and vascular proliferative diseases

Recent research on “Epac1 inhibition ameliorates pathological angiogenesis through coordinated activation of Notch and suppression of VEGF signaling” from the collaboration between the labs of Xiaodong Cheng, PhD, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, and Wenbo Zhang, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UTMB has been published […]