(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.





Dr. K. Lance Gould

Gould receives top honor from American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology will award Dr. K. Lance Gould, professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School, its 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award-Translational Domain in honor of his contributions to the cardiovascular profession.


Dr. Martin Citardi

Citardi honored with AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) honored Dr. Martin J. Citardi, professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School, its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) in September. 


Dr. Ji Young Yoo

Rising STAR to focus on treatment of brain tumors

The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new Rising STAR in 2017 who will pursue studies related to understanding therapy-induced tumor and tumor microenvironment changes and developing safe cancer gene therapies.


UTHealthy has worked with the makers of WellTrack to customize an online resource where faculty and staff can create their own personal account to use with the website and the mobile app MoodCheck.

WellTrack offers interactive tools to track mental well-being

UTHealthy Wellness Program, part of The Office of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), is excited to introduce WellTrack, an interactive self-help website with a mobile application for individuals to assess their mental well-being, track moods, engage in on-demand mindfulness, and access stress reduction exercises and instructions on how to utilize additional resources they feel may be of benefit. This new, individualized and confidential resource is offered free to all benefits eligible UTHealth faculty and staff.


Vineeth John, M.D.

Vineeth John rejoins Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Vineeth P. John, M.D., has rejoined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School as the vice-chair of Education, director of the Geriatric Psychiatry section and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center.