Registration now open for 2018 Research Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2018 McGovern Medical School Research Retreat, an open event sponsored by the Research Committee where faculty, graduate students, and fellows can learn more about research conducted on campus and interact with their peers.


CallieKwartler Kwartler wins Proteintech 2018 Best Postdoctoral Mentor Award

A postdoctoral fellow at McGovern Medical School has been named Proteintech’s 2018 Best Mentor in the Postdoctoral category, taking the top prize ahead of hundreds of entries from around the world.


Research Stock Photo Dean’s Research Awards Ceremony set for Sept. 19

The 2018 Dean’s Research Award Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Fifth Floor Gallery to honor this year’s recipients for their outstanding research and academic accomplishments.


Weems to retire after 42 years of service

A retirement reception will be held Sept. 6 celebrating the career of Bill Weems, Ph.D., assistant vice president of academic technology at UTHealth, and associate dean of information and professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School.


JohnDiFeboPhoto Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot trades flight suit for white coat

John Di Febo has only been in Houston for a few months but says he has already looking forward to his time as a first-year medical student at McGovern Medical School.


Geetanjali Sahu, M.D. Sahu receives AACP grant for research

Geetanjali Sahu, M.D., a second-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, has been selected to receive the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACP) Pilot Research Award for a study that aims to provide new insights on the psychopathology of psychosis in young people.


PinpointBrainNetworks Scientists pinpoint brain networks responsible for naming objects

Scientists at McGovern Medical School have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries.


NIHGrantMSTP NIH awards prestigious grant to UTHealth program

The National Institute of Health awarded UTHealth a prestigious multiyear Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) grant, as four students from McGovern Medical School embark on a rigorous seven-year program to earn both a medical degree and a doctoral degree.


Deadline approaching for President’s Scholar Awards nominations

The Aug. 31 deadline for nominations for President’s Scholar Awards in Research, Teaching, and Clinical Service at UTHealth is fast approaching.


butterflies 1 Bockhorst channels love of outdoors into caring for monarch butterflies

In the years since Dr. Kurt Bockhorst, senior research scientist in the UTHealth Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core of the Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, first came to McGovern Medical School he has cultivated not only relationships with his colleagues but also his own love for the outdoors by caring for the migrating monarch butterflies seen around campus.