Chassay accepts Distinguished Alumnus Award

Faculty, medical students, friends, and family members gathered together Oct. 12 to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Mark Chassay, M.D., ’92, who accepted his Distinguished Alumnus Award during a special event at Third Coast.


Duke biography now available

“I’m Dr. Red Duke” the biography of James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D., by Bryant Boutwell, Dr.P.H. recently was published by Texas A&M University Press. Scoop sat down with Boutwell, former John P. McGovern, M.D. Professor of Oslerian Medicine, to find out more about putting to paper the story of the iconic and beloved Duke, who joined the medical school as a professor and trauma surgeon in 1972.


McGovern Medical School collaborates with Baylor for CME program

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at McGovern Medical School will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine as the vendor for its CME program as part of a newly signed agreement approved during the summer after a year of negotiations.


Dr. Gary Rosenfeld Perspectives: Gary C. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

This week’s edition of Perspectives features Gary C. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of medical education in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology. Earlier this year, Rosenfield was honored with a STAR Award for his 45 years of service.


Jane E. Hamilton, Ph.D. New integrated, outpatient program created to combat mental illness, homelessness

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.


Women Faculty Forum logo Women Faculty Forum recognizes women in medicine

McGovern Medical School’s Women Faculty Forum recently celebrated women in medicine by creating a resolution, which was unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate at its September meeting.


Rachael W. Sirianni, Ph.D. Rising STAR brings expertise to Department of Neurosurgery

A nationally recognized investigator with expertise in nanomedicine has joined the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School to launch her translational drug delivery program.


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). 


Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D Soares named president of the International Society for Affective Disorders

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).


George M. Stancel, Ph.D. Perspectives: George M. Stancel, Ph.D.

Perspectives is the first in 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 George M. Stancel, Ph.D., professor affairs in the Department Integrative Biology and Pharmacology and executive vice president of academic and research. Earlier this year, Stancel was honored with a STAR Award for his 45 years of service.