May 24, 2023

UTHealth Houston receives two awards for continuing research in neonatal care and women’s health

Prestigious grants totaling more than $4 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU) and the NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) have been awarded to UTHealth Houston. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is the…

May 10, 2023

New developmental and behavioral pediatrician joins practice

Gabriel Anzueto, MD, has joined the talented team at the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute as the new medical director. The clinic is part of UT Physicians, the medical practice of McGovern Medical School at…

May 8, 2023

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights Named a Foster Care Center of Excellence

UT Physicians Multispecialty – The Heights, has been named a Foster Care Center of Excellence by Superior HealthPlan — the ninth provider in Texas to receive the designation and the second in Houston. The clinic earned the distinction for providing…

April 6, 2023

Physicians should be on alert for group A strep as cases experience historic rise, study finds

The U.S. experienced an unprecedented number of group A streptococcal infections in children from October to December of 2022, which should alert physicians to check for the potentially deadly infectious disease as the country moves out of the pandemic, according…

March 22, 2023

Barratt wins Distinguished Faculty Award in Professionalism

The McGovern Medical School Office of Professionalism has named Michelle S. Barratt, MD, MPH, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the 2023 winner of the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Faculty Award in Professionalism Education. “It is a great honor…

February 16, 2023

Clinical drug trial research brings hope for children who have rare tumor disease

Cheryl Navar was 24 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors found multiple tumors in her unborn baby’s heart. Before baby Nora entered the world, her soon-to-be parents sat in their hometown in Corpus Christi to learn about a rare disease…

January 26, 2023

Xenopus kidney research published in Kidney International

Rachel Miller, PhD Recent research from the lab of Rachel Miller, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, seeking to create a better understanding of the gene expression and physiology of the Xenopus kidney, has been published in the journal Kidney International. The Xenopus model has…

January 11, 2023

Khan Receives Founder’s Award from Southern Society of Pediatric Research

Congratulations to Dr. Amir Khan, who has been chosen for the 2023 Southern Society for Pediatric Research Founder’s Award. This award recognizes a member of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR) who has made significant contributions to children’s health…

January 10, 2023

Four faculty win UT STARs Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Flores recipient of the UT System Translational STARs Award! Four members of the McGovern Medical School Faculty, Anthony Flores, MD, PhD, Callie Kwartler, PhD, Hui-Wen Lo, PhD, and Xiaotian Zhang, PhD, have earned The University of Texas System’s STARs Awards….

December 5, 2022

Congratulations to Mary Senkel for winning the Department of Pediatrics’ Advanced Care Provider Excellence Award!

Mary Senkel is selected for this years Advanced Care Provider (ACP) Excellence Award. The ACP Excellence Award honors the outstanding contributions made by an Advanced Care Provider (ACP) through exemplary practice, leadership, service, and education by meeting the following criteria:…