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.


alentin-2.jpg-Web Dragoi earns third NIH BRAIN award

Working to further the understanding of how the brain processes information, Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology and anatomy with McGovern Medical School, has been awarded a three-year, $1.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.


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.


Jacqueline Parchem, MD Parchem wins SMFM Scholarship Award

The Foundation for Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF) selected Jacqueline Parchem, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, for the 2019-22 Foundation for SMFM/AAOGF Scholarship Award for her project “Modulation of Neural Tube Development by Amniotic Fluid Exosomes.”


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.


Ali Azhdarinia, Ph.D. Azhdarinia gets CPRIT grant for cancer research

An assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School is among several researchers benefiting from Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grants totaling $7.4 million for investigators with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).


Geetanjali Sahu, M.D. Sahu receives AACP grant for research

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.


Working on new treatments for stroke at UTHealth are Akihiko Urayama, Ph.D., and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth Neurologists awarded NIH grants to explore causes of brain bleeds, dementia

Researchers at McGovern Medical School have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how the buildup of protein deposits in the brain can trigger dementia and stroke.


Dr. Sunil Sheth Sheth awarded American Academy of Neurology grant for stroke research

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.


Jacqueline Parchem, MD Parchem receives grant for fetal development studies

AMAG Pharmaceuticals announced it has awarded Dr. Jacqueline Parchem, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School, a grant to help further research in fetal development.