Michael Thase, M.D

Understanding, overcoming depression the focus of community event

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School invites the public to attend a special presentation Jan. 10 titled “Finding Hope: Understanding and Overcoming Depression,” focused on meaningful advancements in depression treatment and research with the goal of increasing awareness and offering hope.



Zhiqiang An, Ph.D. (PHOTO CREDIT Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth)

McGovern Medical School awarded grants for joint study with UT Health San Antonio

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) received $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense to expand studies of a therapeutic antibody, the two UT health institutions announced last month.


Dr. Sidney Wang

Rising STAR recruited to Center for Human Genetics

The University of Texas (UT) System has recruited another rising ‘star’ into the fold at McGovern Medical School, welcoming a new faculty member to the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine who aims to connect phenotype to genotype through understanding gene regulation and develop genomics tools that can be applied to investigations in his own lab and beyond.



A clinician utilizes a MinXRay portable x-ray machine in Angola to examine a patient. The company recently adopted new safety guidelines with the help from researchers at McGovern Medical School.

Radiologists publish new safety guidelines for portable X-ray units

Thanks to the efforts of researchers in the Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging Department at McGovern Medical School, the UTHealth name will be all over a new set of safety standards for a series of portable X-ray machines created by MinXray that can be used outside of medical facilities all over the world.


Registration open for Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit

Students aiming to earn CME credit while also learning about cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing surgical practice are encouraged to register for the 2018 Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit, presented by the Department of Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST).


Local actors perform a reading of “Wondergirl,” a story about a husband and wife grappling over the health of their unborn twins who may be born prematurely, as part of this month’s presentation of the Arts & Resilience Program

Cravens directs emotional performance for Arts & Resilience

Students, faculty, and staff were treated to an emotional vocal performance courtesy of actor and playwright Ruddy Cravens, part of this month’s presentation of the Arts & Resilience Program – a series of events designed to link the arts and humanities with medicine.



Dr. Gary Rosenfeld, chair of the Academy of Masters Educators (AME), (far right) welcomed 12 new inductees to the Academy last month at an induction ceremony and dinner.

Academy of Master Educators inducts 12 new members

The 8th Academy of Master Educators (AME) induction ceremony and dinner was held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Third Coast.  Dr. Gary Rosenfeld, chairman of the academy and professor of pharmacology and associate dean of Medical Education in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, welcomed 12 new inductees and their guests, along with other academy members, bringing the total Academy membership to 68.