Medication Safety Symposium Flyer McGovern Medical School, University of Houston to host Medication Safety Symposium

The McGovern Medical School Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy will co-host the 2019 Houston Medication Safety Symposium, April 25. Registration for the symposium is free, and the event will run from 8:30 a.m., until 3:30 p.m., at the Denton […]


Group Photo for Graduating Class of 2019 McGovern students celebrate A Week to Remember

McGovern Medical School kicked off 2019 Match Week with the second annual “A Week to Remember” reception, jointly hosted by the Alumni-Student Network and the McGovern Medical School Alumni Association. “The Alumni Association is happy to join with the Alumni-Student Network for the second annual ‘A Week To Remember’ reception,” said Melanie Collins, MD ’91, […]


McGovern Medical School Class of 2019 readies to meet its match

One barely survived sepsis as an infant. One is proudly serving his country. And two became engaged in Webber Plaza, the same place where on Friday more than 225 students at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will find out where they will continue their journeys to […]


Brain Night 2019 UTHealth hosts Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum March 14

If you are looking for a Spring Break activity for young children that is entertaining and informative, pencil in Brain Night for Kids from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive. It is free and sponsored by the Neuroscience Research Center at McGovern Medical School. Where else can a child […]


2019 Red Duke Trauma Symposium 2019 Red Duke Trauma Symposium set for March 29-30

To address controversies in trauma, emergency medicine, and critical care, Memorial Hermann Health System will host the 2019 Red Duke Trauma Symposium March 29-30 at the J.W. Marriott Houston (5150 Westheimer Road). At this year’s event, leading experts in acute care general surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedic traumatology, and neurotrauma highlight advances in treatment of adult […]


Neuro Seed Grant Program McGovern, Rice announce second round of seed grants

McGovern Medical School and Rice University announce a joint neuro and behavioral seed grant program to encourage new collaborations between Rice and UTHealth researchers. Three grants of up to $60,000 each, to be shared by Rice and UTHealth researchers, will fund initial research into critically important neuro and behavioral-related health problems. The organizers encourage researchers […]


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 […]