Neuro Symposium Neuro ICU Symposium set for April 3-5

With the goal of empowering success in the Neuro ICU, Mischer Neuroscience Institute will host its seventh annual Neuro ICU Symposium April 3-5, at the Westin Oaks Galleria in Houston. The two-and-a-half day course is designed to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on how to provide superior neurocritical care at hospitals of all types […]

Wolinsky receives two awards for dedication to MS

Jerry S. Wolinsky, M.D., professor emeritus of neurology, recently was recognized with two prestigious distinctions for his innovation and dedication to helping those with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Clinical trial uses stem cells to treat stroke patients

A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stem cell product injected directly into the brain to treat chronic motor deficits from ischemic stroke has begun at McGovern Medical School.

Neurology recruit named Rising STAR

A physician-scientist who specializes in brain injury has been recruited to the Department of Neurology and recognized as a Rising STAR by the University of Texas System.

Stomp out Stroke set for May 6

The fifth annual Stomp Out Stroke Festival to raise stroke awareness will be hosted by the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Stroke Team from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Discovery Green, Jones Lawn, 1500 McKinney St. The free, fun event will provide lifesaving information about stroke prevention and treatment and will include free health screenings. Register today at

Neurology shines at International Stroke Conference

As the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017 wrapped up its first ever conference in Houston, McGovern faculty took home more than just a host of memories.

Positive results in medication study for multiple sclerosis

Positive results of an investigational medication study for primary progressive multiple sclerosis were published online last month in the New England Journal of Medicine in a paper led by senior author Jerry Wolinsky, M.D., Professor Emeritus of neurology at McGovern Medical School.

New research could lead to blood test to detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

The detection of prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease could lead to a noninvasive diagnosis prior to symptoms and a way to identify prion contamination of the donated blood supply, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School.

Brandy Chandler with her son, Camden. (Photo credit: Captured Simplicity Photography) The trouble with dysautonomia

For nearly three decades, behind a big, bright smile and cheerful demeanor, Brandy Chandler struggled through daily activities with an illness diagnosed in her adolescence as Marfan syndrome.

Berger to deliver Fields lecture

The Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston announces the 28th annual William S. Fields Lecture.