Dr. Igor Gregoric speaks via webcam to researchers, professors, students, and members of VTIS, or "Association of Slovenians Educated Abroad." Gregoric was chosen by his peers as the recipient of the VTIS leta 2017 - or Impression of the Year 2017 - for his efforts in enabling the circulation of Slovenian knowledge between Slovenia and other countries.

Gregoric accepts international award from Slovenian leadership

Dr. Igor Gregoric, chief of the surgical division and program director for the Center for Advanced Heart Failure, was honored by fellow Slovenians with a national award for his efforts in enabling the circulation of Slovenian knowledge between Slovenia and other countries.


Helen M. Blau, Ph.D.

Smythe lecture to focus on regenerative medicine

The McGovern Medical School will welcome Dr. Helen Blau, director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology at Stanford University, to campus March 6 as the speaker at this year’s Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture.





(From left to right) Samuel Leonard, Dr. Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw, and Dr. Hunter Ray, PGY-3 resident, attended the 42nd Annual Vascular and Endovascular Society (VESS) Winter Meeting in early February. Leonard received the 2018 Medical Student Scholarship to the VESS Next Generation Medical Student Symposium during the event.

McGovern Medical Student awarded 2018 VESS scholarship

A third-year student at McGovern Medical School accepted the 2018 Medical Student Scholarship to the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) Next Generation Medical Student Symposium at the group’s winter meeting last week.


Houston Aortic Symposium begins next week

Health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with aortic diseases are encouraged to register for the upcoming 11th annual Houston Aortic Symposium Feb. 15 to 17.