Drs Thomas Northup and Angela Stotts Front-line caregivers given tools to play bigger role in the fight against opioid abuse

Buprenorphine and naltrexone can help break a person’s addiction to life-threatening opioid use disorder, but they can be hard for front-line, primary care providers to prescribe, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School. “Currently, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders available to primary care physicians is not being delivered to patients in most primary care […]

McGovern celebrates 50th anniversary in style

Students, faculty, and staff gathered for a midday treat to celebrate McGovern Medical School’s half-century birthday. All in attendance were treated to ice cream, music from across the decades, games, and a decade-themed costume contest Sept. 17 in the Leather Lounge. The Office of Administration and Faculty Affairs took home the grand prize in the […]

11th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium to be held Sept. 27

Students, faculty, and members of the public interested in learning about the transformative changes in healthcare delivery for stroke and cerebrovascular disease are invited to attend the 11th Annual Yatsu Day Symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at McGovern Medical School. The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 5:20 […]

CPRIT Winners from McGovern Medical School CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

Five innovative cancer-fighting projects at UTHealth received just over $11 million during the latest round of grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Four of the grants were awarded to scientists at McGovern Medical School for research and a fifth to an investigator at UTHealth School of Public Health for […]

Sheth explores effects of endovascular stroke therapy on women

Sunil A. Sheth, MD, assistant professor of vascular and interventional neurology has had his paper titled “Sex Differences in Outcome after Endovascular Stroke Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke,” published in the August edition of Stoke. In the study, Sheth et al. set out to address the question about sex differences and outcomes in the context […]

50th anniversary kicks off with party Sept. 17

McGovern Medical School officially kicks off its yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration ­­with an Ice Cream Social Tuesday, Sept. 17, featuring a Decades Party theme sponsored by the Employee Relations Committee.

Consortium on Aging to host World Alzheimer’s Day

In order to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s related dementia, the UTHealth Consortium on Aging will host its fourth annual World Alzheimer’s Day event. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the UTHealth Cooley Center located at 7440 Cambridge St. The event is free, however registration is required and […]

McGovern to celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will celebrate National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) with a series of events Sept. 16-20. Events kick off at 3 p.m., Sept. 16 with the Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program Graduation and Postdoc Talent Show. Postdocs completing the certificate-training program will be honored in the Fifth Floor Gallery while musically gifted postdocs […]

Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners Levy, McDonald to be honored as distinguished alumni

A pair of outstanding McGovern Medical School alumni will be honored at a special event, Friday, Oct. 18 at InterContinental Houston-Medical Center. Moise L. Levy, MD, ’79 and John E. McDonald, MD, MSHM, CMQ, ’82 are the winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of McGovern Medical School and will be the featured guests of honor […]

UTHealth Introduces Office of Academic Ombuds

UTHealth has created a new position, the Office of the Academic Ombuds to serve as a confidential, informal, impartial/neutral, and independent place to discuss concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and increase communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. “During the past year, faculty, department chairs, deans, and senior leadership identified ombudsman services as a critical need for […]