Maternal-Fetal conference set for Jan. 11-12

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Texas Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital are organizing an educational conference,“Texas Two-Step Conference: Improving Maternal and Fetal Care” to be held at the Westin Houston at Memorial City Hotel Jan.11-12, 2013.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Competition System open

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Competition System is open for applications to the Medical Research Fellows Program.  The program enables students at U.S. medical schools to participate in a yearlong, mentored, basic, translational, or applied biomedical research training experience at an academic or nonprofit institution other than the NIH, or at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research […]


Fred honored with Laureate Award

Dr. Herbert Fred, professor of internal medicine, recently received the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP), Texas Chapter.

The Laureate Award, the highest recognition a state chapter can give, honors “those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.”


$1M study to focus on elder abuse prevention

UTHealth has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging (AoA) for an elder abuse prevention program.

The principal investigator is Dr. Carmel Dyer, the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, chair of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and chief of staff at Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.


BioHouston honors Milewicz for scientific leadership

Dr. Dianna Milewicz, professor of internal medicine and holder of the President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, will be honored Nov. 14 by BioHouston at its Fourth Annual Lunch Celebrating Women in Science.



Student research on display during forum

The 2012 Research Forum for medical students who participated in the medical school’s Summer Research Program was held Oct. 23 in the Medical School’s Leather Lounge.

The student winners received ribbons at the event and also will receive a plaque and monetary awards at a special luncheon with Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo and their faculty mentors.


PFO closure may be superior to medical therapy in preventing stroke

Results of a large-scale, randomized clinical trial called RESPECT revealed that patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure may be superior to medical therapy in preventing recurrent stroke, according to a presentation of findings at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Miami.



AAMC hosts webinars

AAMC hosts webinars Nov. 12–16 for medical school students, faculty, and staff for Joining Forces Wellness Week.