TSU students and faculty TSU students assist in cyclotron efforts

The McGovern Medical School cyclotron has been removed, but trace amounts of radioactivity may still remain in the six-foot thick concrete vault.


Dr. Jair Soares, Stephen Glazier, Rep. Sarah Davis, and Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo reveal the construction plans for the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus. Construction plans announced for new psychiatric hospital

Plans revealing a psychiatric facility centered around light and nature were unveiled Jan. 11 for the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health, a joint project of the Texas State Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Sudha Seshadri, MD, DM 10th Annual Psychiatry Update set for Feb. 2

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School invites mental health clinicians, geriatricians, nurses, social workers, and other caregivers of older adults to the 10th Annual Psychiatry Update: New Horizons in Geriatric Psychiatry Feb. 2 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (6411 Fannin).


Presidential Scholars Colasurdo recognizes four with presidential honors

UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, honored four McGovern Medical School faculty with the university’s highest awards for teaching, research, and clinical care during a special ceremony Jan. 8 at the Cooley Center.


Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer Perspectives: Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil, FACC, FAHA

Perspectives is an ongoing series of Q&A’s with longtime McGovern Medical School faculty and staff, giving readers a glimpse into how the campus has changed over the years and the impact the school has had on their professional lives. This week’s edition of Perspectives features Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, professor of internal medicine, Division of Cardiology.


Preventive Cardiology Forum set for Feb. 2

Cardiologists, registered dietitians, primary care physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, internists, residents, medical students, respiratory therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, and healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 29th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum at McGovern Medical School Saturday, Feb. 2.


Farhaan Vahidy, MBBS, PhD, MPH Study: Stroke patients seen at a teaching hospital less likely to be readmitted

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from McGovern Medical School.


Hecht elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has bestowed the lifetime honor of “elected Fellow” to medical geneticist Jacqueline T. Hecht, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is one of 416 members recognized this year for extraordinary achievements in advancing science.


Aortic symposium set for March

The 12th annual Houston Aortic Symposium Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases will be held March 7-9 at the Westin Oaks Hotel in Houston.


Steven E. Canfield, MD, First-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumorous cells

An inaugural clinical trial that uses gold nanoparticles as tumor-seeking missiles to remove prostate cancer is underway at McGovern Medical School.