Milewicz receives AHA Merit Award

Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, received the American Heart Association’s $1 million Merit Award to investigate the genetics related to life-threatening strokes suffered by thousands of children every year.


In memoriam: Herbert Fred, MD

Herbert Fred, MD, MACP, 89, died Dec. 30, 2018. He was a professor of internal medicine at McGovern Medical School from 1971 until his retirement in 2016, when he was then appointed professor emeritus.


Preventive Cardiology Forum set for Feb. 2

Cardiologists, registered dietitians, primary care physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, internists, residents, medical students, respiratory therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, and healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 29th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum at McGovern Medical School Saturday, Feb. 2.


Aortic symposium set for March

The 12th annual Houston Aortic Symposium Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases will be held March 7-9 at the Westin Oaks Hotel in Houston.


Registration open for 2019 Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium

Gastroenterology specialists from McGovern Medical School and other physicians are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium, set for Feb. 8-9.


Netanya Utay, M.D. Utay receives Campbell Foundation grant

The Campbell Foundation named Netanya Utay, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, as the recipient of a $75,000 grant to study the role lymph node fibrosis may play in HIV eradication.


K. Lance Gould, M.D. Perspectives: K. Lance Gould, Ph.D.

Perspectives is an ongoing series of Q&A’s with longtime faculty and staff at McGovern Medical School to give readers a glimpse into how the campus has changed over the years the impact the school has had on their professional lives. This week’s edition of Perspectives features K. Lance Gould, Ph.D., professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine.


McGovern Medical School bids farewell to cyclotron

An influential piece of McGovern Medical School history has begun leaving campus piece by piece this week, as the remaining parts of the cyclotron unit will finally be decommissioned more than 17 years after the facility flooded during Tropical Storm Allison.


Welch gets new lease on life with help from specialists

Cory Welch, senior audio-visual specialist in conference operations at McGovern Medical School, appreciates his second chance at life.


David Wang Society of Teachers of Family Medicine names Wang Student Scholar

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) selected a fourth-year medical student at McGovern Medical School as a recipient of a Student Scholar award in September, recognizing him for his research and potential for a career in academic medicine.