When scientists at McGovern Medical School applied a chemical found in soybeans to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), they increased its anticancer properties and reduced its side effects. Findings of the preclinical study of phosphatidylcholine, also called lecithin, appear in the journal Oncology Letters.
Dr. Gus W. Krucke, associate professor of General Internal Medicine, is the winner of the 2018 John P. McGovern Award as the exceptional clinical teacher, a distinction shared this year with Dr. Duraisamy Balaguru, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics.
Doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system, according to a pioneering study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University.
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards! May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School and all winners of teaching awards will be honored May 15 in the Fifth Floor Gallery.
Dr. Mahalia Smith, assistant professor of hyperbaric medicine & wound care in the Department of Internal Medicine, shares two medical mission trips she took in 2017 as part of the Inside Scoop, an occasional feature that allows the McGovern Medical School community share news of interest.
Dr. Hope Northrup, professor and director of the division of medical genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School, said presenting the Samuel Pruzansky Memorial Lecture at the 49th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference was something she “couldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams.”
The American Academy of Neurology awarded Dr. Sunil Sheth, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, with the Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology.
Johns Hopkins University will induct Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, into its Society of Scholars in early April.
At McGovern Medical School, rheumatologist Shervin Assassi, M.D., is developing a blood test to determine which drugs work best for scleroderma patients with lung disease.
Following 30 years of service, Dr. Jack Byrne has announced he is stepping down as chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Byrne joined McGovern Medical School in 1982 as an associate professor with the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and his three decades as chair makes him the longest serving current chair at McGovern Medical School.