Photo from Commencement 2019 McGovern students walk the stage at commencement

McGovern Medical School presented 235 graduating fourth-year students with their medical degrees at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony, May 17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The graduating class of 2019 included 44 members of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the only national honor medical society, while 37 members were members of The Arnold […]


David R. Hall, MD, Teaching Excellence Award Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: David R. Hall, MD

David R. Hall, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, is the 2019 recipient of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of medical student education here at McGovern Medical School,” Hall said. “It is an absolute joy to do what I […]


Khalil presents commencement speech at alma mater

Nearly 60 years after his own graduation, Adjunct Clinical Professor Kamal G. Khalil, MD, returned home to present the 2019 Commencement Address to his alma mater, Cairo University. In March, Khalil presented his speech, “From Cairo on the Nile to Houston on the Bayou,” to 1,008 graduating students, 65% of which were women, including the […]


George Stancel and Robert Hunter ride the MS150 Stancel, Hunter ride again for a great cause

Going the distance for a good cause is all in a day’s work for two senior leaders of UTHealth, who combined have put in nearly 70 years of service to the university. So you may not be surprised to learn that George Stancel, PhD, UTHealth senior vice president for Academic and Research Affairs, and Robert […]


May 9 Arts & Resilience Performance Musicians send audience on listening tour of South America

Music from Brazil and Argentina took the Fifth Floor Gallery stage May 9 at this month’s installment of the Arts and Resilience series. Members from the chamber music group Aperio delighted the audience with classic and popular music for the cello and piano during the more than hour-long performance. “The music of Brazil blurs the […]


Peggy Hsieh earns the SGEA Award Hsieh earns Outstanding Presentation Award for Graduate Medical Education

Associate professor and director of the Department of Educational Development Peggy Hsieh, Med, PhD, is the recipient of the AAMC’s Outstanding Presentation Award for Graduate Medical Education.


Cristina Sola Salute to Nurses award Sola named Top-15 nurse in Greater Houston Area

Hailing from a family with three generations of nurses, Cristina Sola, MSN, RN-BC, AGNP-C, was one of five nurses from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recognized at the Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses luncheon May 2 at the Omni Houston Hotel. Timed to coincide with National Nurses Week, the annual awards […]


Quality and Safety Forum to run May 16-17

The Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Programs at McGovern Medical School, The Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center will host the second annual Quality & Safety Forum across May 16-17. The forum will be held in the Hermann/Children’s Pavilion on the ground floor of the Hermann Conference Center (6411 Fannin St.). […]


Adan Rios at meeting with Spanish Forces of Defense Rios continues searching for HIV vaccine

For nearly 40 years, Adan Rios, MD, professor of oncology at McGovern Medical School, has devoted a significant portion of his professional and personal life to help find a cure for HIV. Since the mid-1980s, Rios has been on the forefront of the pandemic. Along the way he has seen significant shifts in how the […]


Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School and all winners of teaching awards will be honored May 8 in the Fifth Floor Gallery. Anesthesiology Moustafa Ahmed, MD Lauren Brollier, MD Amber Campbell, MD Warren Choi, MD Daniel Contreras, MD Johanna […]