Texas legislators, pediatric trauma psychiatrists from UTHealth, and the Houston Police Department recently came together to discuss a new state law designed to help child sex trafficking survivors recover. Of the nearly 80,000 survivors of child sex trafficking in Texas, half are trafficked in Houston. To shed light on the issue, State Sen. Carol Alvarado and […]
A group of 10 third-year medical students at McGovern Medical School will be selected to participate in a new longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) program focused on developing a continuity experience in an underserved population.
To help break the cycle of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has launched a new integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health program for treatment and recovery support.
Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, has been named the new president of the International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD).
Geetanjali Sahu, M.D., a second-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, has been selected to receive the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACP) Pilot Research Award for a study that aims to provide new insights on the psychopathology of psychosis in young people.
J. Chase Findley, M.D., associate professor and director of medical student education in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, is the recipient of the 2018 Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award.
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will welcome Dr. Stephen Shore, assistant professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and autism-self advocate, April 13 as part of the 2018 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture Series.
The first-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating the behavioral health needs of military veterans and their families, the UTHealth Center on Trauma and Resilience has opened its doors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Vineeth P. John, M.D., has rejoined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School as the vice-chair of Education, director of the Geriatric Psychiatry section and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center.