UTHealth contingent encourages Hispanic youth

Medical School faculty were among the presenters at the annual Houston Hispanic Forum’s Career and Education Day Feb. 9, which drew more than 20,000 local middle and high school students.

New Graduate Medical Education deans named

Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo has appointed a new associate dean for graduate medical education and two assistant deans for graduate medical education as the Office of Graduate Medical Education prepares its residents and program directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education’s (ACGME) Next Accreditation System, which is a new system of national benchmarks for the accreditation of residency programs.

FDA OKs expansion of brain cooling study for stroke

An international, multicenter clinical trial that includes researchers from the Medical School studying a combination of brain cooling and “clot-busting” drug therapy after stroke has received Food and Drug Administration approval to expand from 50 patients to 400.

In-brain monitoring shows memory network

Working with patients with electrodes implanted in their brains, researchers at the Medical School and the University of California, Davis have shown for the first time that areas of the brain work together at the same time to recall memories. The unique approach promises new insights into how we remember details of time and place.