Farach earns grant for risk prediction model in TSC patients

New funding will help one pediatric researcher bring personalized medicine closer to tuberous sclerosis patients. Laura Farach, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, received grants from the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Medical Research and Development and the TS Alliance to develop a risk prediction model that can provide a personalized risk of seizures in patients […]


Hecht elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has bestowed the lifetime honor of “elected Fellow” to medical geneticist Jacqueline T. Hecht, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is one of 416 members recognized this year for extraordinary achievements in advancing science.


Dr. John Harvin QI project leads to pioneering clinical trial

Using an innovative quality improvement project to determine how to design an effective emergency trauma clinical trial, a team of surgeons at McGovern Medical School was able to launch the first-ever study on a high-risk damage control surgery for critical abdominal injuries.


CLIGroupPhoto Children’s Learning Institute awarded $4.7 million to improve education outcomes

The Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School has been awarded $4.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences for programs to further the institute’s commitment to helping children realize their full potential.


J. Marc Rhoads, M.D. Probiotics study to help treat autistic children’s GI issues, behavior

A small clinical trial underway at McGovern Medical School is testing the hypothesis that probiotics can help improve gastrointestinal symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 


Mona Eissa, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Study suggests obese children who drink recommended amount of milk have less risk of metabolic syndrome

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School.


KoenigResearch Rapamycin lotion reduces facial tumors caused by tuberous sclerosis, UTHealth reports

Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at McGovern Medical School reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90 percent of people with the condition.


tinytotteam Tiny Tot Clinic secures grant for cerebral palsy research

The Tiny Tot Clinic for Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Health at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School, is now one of only seven programs nationwide to be invited to take part in a new initiative by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation designed to improve diagnosis and intervention results.


BRC2018Article Attendees showcase research at Bilingual Research Conference

Over 100 attendees from across North America gathered at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School to advance studies in bilingualism among children as part of the second Bilingual Research Conference in May, hosted by the Children’s Learning Institute.


McGovernAward2018-Balaguru John P. McGovern Award – Duraisamy Balaguru, M.D.

Dr. Duraisamy Balaguru, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the winner of the 2018 John P. McGovern Award as the exceptional clinical teacher.