Dermatology Resident Clinic offers cosmetic treatments at affordable price

The Medical School’s Department of Dermatology has a Resident Cosmetic Clinic that offers affordable aesthetic treatments to patients in the community.

John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award: Pedro Mancias, M.D.

Dr. Pedro Mancias, associate professor of Pediatrics and Neurology in the division of Child and Adolescent Neurology and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, has been named the winner of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award as the exceptional clinical teacher.

Psychiatry residents take home Mind Games trophy

The Medical School’s psychiatry residents team took home another Mind Games win with the 2013 trophy at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco.

Medical School faculty, Rice students partner on device

A device without a need, and a global need without an inexpensive solution have brought together experts from Rice University and the Medical School, whose collaboration may have an impact on the health of patients worldwide.

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: Joanne Oakes, M.D.

Dr. Joanne Oakes, associate professor of emergency medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Smythe named commencement speaker

Dr. Cheves Smythe, the founding dean of the Medical School, has been named this year’s commencement speaker.

In Memoriam: Fran Knight

Fran Knight, immediate past president of the UTHealth Retirees Organization (UTHRO) and retired staff member of the Department of Surgery, died over the May 5, 2013, weekend, leaving behind two children, grandchildren, and many friends from her circle of organizations she belonged to. Her slogan, “seniors helping seniors,” struck a chord with the members of […]

Research examines link between inflammatory stimulus, Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person’s ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement. What starts out as a tremor in a finger will eventually lead to difficulty in writing and speaking, and ultimately the inability to walk without assistance. Since the 1950s research has shown that people with Parkinson’s have decreased levels of the chemical dopamine in their brains, which is involved in sending messages to the part of the brain that controls coordination and movement. Subsequent research has found that dopamine-generating cells, known as dopaminergic neurons, also are absent in a specific area of the brain in those with PD.

Scientists reverse memory loss in animal brain cells

Medical School neuroscientists have taken a major step in their efforts to help people with memory loss tied to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical School dean search begins

The executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been engaged to conduct a national search for the next dean of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.