Perspectives: Len Lichtenberger, PhD

Perspectives is an ongoing series of Q&A’s with longtime McGovern Medical School faculty and staff, giving readers a glimpse into how the campus has changed over the years and the impact the school has had on their professional lives. This week’s edition of Perspectives features Len Lichtenberger, PhD, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology […]


Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven and Dr. John F. Hancock Patent protects new role for old drug that shows promise for fighting cancer

UTHealth Houston has patented a new approach for treating cancer by targeting a mutation found in up to 25 percent of cancers overall and implicated in about 50 percent of cancer deaths. The patent, “Method and Composition for Use in K-RAS Mediated Disorders,” represents a discovery that could change survival rates in a wide variety of […]


Milewicz receives AHA Merit Award

Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, received the American Heart Association’s $1 million Merit Award to investigate the genetics related to life-threatening strokes suffered by thousands of children every year.


Rice, McGovern join forces with new program

Humanities students interested in health care careers will have a new pathway into medical school thanks to an agreement struck between Rice University and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The Medical School Humanities Program at Rice is the first of its kind in the United States and a response to […]


McGovern wall drawing New installation to honor John P. McGovern Foundation

The Leather Lounge will be home to a new tribute to John P. McGovern, M.D. and Kathrine G. McGovern in the coming months, with a new installation recognizing the John P. McGovern Foundation’s transformational $75 million gift to UTHealth and its medical school in 2015.


Residents win first place in medical Jeopardy-style competition

A team of residents from McGovern Medical School won first place in Texas in a medical Jeopardy-style competition known as Doctor’s Dilemma.


Surgeons celebrate the life of their late mentor Frank Moody

Ask surgeons at the McGovern Medical School who had a large impact on their careers and there is a good chance they will say Frank G. Moody, M.D.