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.

Strobel receives AAMC honor

Dr. Henry Strobel, professor emeritus of biochemistry and molecular biology, is the recipient of the 2017 Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award by the Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA), which is a constituent group of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Routt honored with 2017 Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni award

Dr. Milton L. “Chip” Routt, Jr., professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School and Orthopedic Trauma Specialist at Memorial Hermann, said he was “more than overwhelmed” when he found out he received an Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus (ASDA) Award alongside his peers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine (UTMB) earlier this month.

Lally receives Pacific Association award

Kevin P. Lally, M.D., M.S., chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the recipient of the 2017 Coe Medal from the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS).

Perfusion student earns national scholarship

Perfusion trainee Alysha Williams is the recipient of this year’s Dan Zwada Memorial Scholarship. With the knowledge base that she has gained regarding the perfusion profession and her skillful writing, Williams explained her passion for perfusion in her submission.

Luong recognized as Trailblazer

Amber Luong, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of otorhinolaryngology, has been recognized with the 2017 Helen F. Krause, MD Memorial Trailblazer Award.