May 26, 2022

Omoruyi wins APA teaching award

The Academic Pediatric Association has named Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, as the 2022 winner of the Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty. The Teaching Award for Mid-Career Faculty recognizes excellence in teaching among APA members. Excellence is…


May 18, 2022

Tran research wins multiple research awards

Recent research from Thu Tran, DO, neonatal-perinatal fellow, PGY-6, in the Department of Pediatrics, has garnered a pair of awards from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and the Pediatric Academic Society. Tran was honored with the Southern Society for Pediatric Research…


May 10, 2022

National Nurses Week: 6 UTHealth Houston nurses honored at 2022 ‘Salute to Nurses’ luncheon

  Six practicing and aspiring nurses with UTHealth Houston were honored Wednesday, May 4, at the 2022 “Salute to Nurses” luncheon, hosted by the Houston Chronicle. Traditionally held during National Nurses Week, the annual event aims to recognize the most dedicated nurses…


May 6, 2022

2022 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards! May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School. Pediatrics Simi Abraham, MD Sheikh Ahmed, MBBS Roukaya Al Hammoud, MD Chiamaka Aneji, MBBS Myla Asfaq, MS Rebecca…


April 22, 2022

Hearing aids allow brother and sister to thrive

Elizabeth and Elliott Maddox love watching cartoons, eating snacks, and playtime, just like most other young children. However, they each have one extra step in the morning — putting in their hearing aids. Born two and a half years apart,…


April 14, 2022

Researchers focus on early childhood educators’ social and emotional well-being with $2.1 million grant

A five-year, $2.1 million grant will allow researchers at UTHealth Houston to test the impact of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program on the social and emotional well-being of early childhood educators in Head Start programs across three…


April 1, 2022

Video shows work on community garden at children’s learning center

Watch here: Video shows work on community garden at children’s learning center Students and their families worked together to create the first garden at the Children’s Learning Institute. The garden will enhance the school’s science curriculum and provide an opportunity…


March 15, 2022

Sandra McKay joins Baker Institute’s new firearm safety program

Sandra McKay, MD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has joined Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy as a nonresident fellow. McKay, whose career as a pediatrician has focused on child health advocacy, will work with the Center for Health…


March 14, 2022

CLI receives Institute of Education Sciences grant

A new grant for the Children’s Learning Institute will help determine how to support teachers and parents of young children experiencing language difficulties. The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at McGovern Medical School has received a new grant from the Institute of Education…


February 3, 2022

Koshy wins Distinguished Faculty Award in Professionalism Education

The McGovern Medical School Office of Professionalism has named Anson Koshy, MD, associate professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, and the Department of Pediatrics, as the inaugural winner of the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished…


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