Dr. John Byrne

Leadership changes for the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Following 30 years of service, Dr. Jack Byrne has announced he is stepping down as chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Byrne joined McGovern Medical School in 1982 as an associate professor with the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and his three decades as chair makes him the longest serving current chair at McGovern Medical School.



Researchers seek to improve patient education through PCORI grant

Researchers from McGovern Medical School and the School of Public Health are partnering with the Harris Health System to advance patient and stakeholder engagement in research.  Dr. Ruby Benjamin-Garner, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, received the Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to provide research education to patients and other stakeholders within the Harris Health system and to establish a research advisory committee within the system, efforts that will facilitate patient and stakeholder engagement in research.


Dr. Francisco Fuentes

Preventive Cardiology Forum set for Feb. 3

Students and clinicians in cardiology are invited to attend the 28th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Feb. 3, presented in collaboration with The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and The American Heart Association.


The 304-bed UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health will offer expanded services for mental health patients in the Greater Houston area.

State approves funds for UTHealth continuum of care campus

With the first $6 million in state funds approved by the Legislative Budget Board and the governor to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will oversee construction of a continuum of care campus for behavioral health that addresses a critical need in Texas.