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:…


December 5, 2022

ISAW: Infantile Spasms Awareness Week Dec. 1-7, 2022

December 1-7 is #infantilespasms awareness week. Infantile spasms are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Educate yourself on the signs and symptoms at www.infantilespasms.org and join the conversation by using #ISAW2022  


November 17, 2022

Research leads to tiny tube, other innovations, to save the tiniest babies

Paola Salazar was just 22 weeks along in her third pregnancy when strong labor pains sent her to the hospital where UTHealth Houston physicians worked hard to give little Jeremiah one more week in his mother’s womb. At 23 weeks, two days,…


November 16, 2022

National Injury Prevention Day – November 18, 2022

On Friday, November 18, 2022, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, along with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, will shine a green light to raise awareness around childhood injury prevention. Below are photos of our activities…


November 10, 2022

Pediatrics research yields diagnostic test for EoE

Research from the McGovern Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics has yielded a noninvasive diagnostic tool for an increasingly prevalent chronic immune system disease, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Published in the Oct. 11, 2022 issue of Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, “Plasma Biomarkers and…


November 4, 2022

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action: Syed Hashmi, MD, MPH, PhD

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Action is a monthly column that aims to highlight the important work of each of McGovern Medical School’s Vice Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion. Beginning in 2020, the role of Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion…


October 24, 2022

Rao book marks publishing milestone

P. Syamasundar Rao, MD, received word that his latest book, “Congenital Heart Defects: Recent Advances” was published on his 81st birthday, Sept. 21, 2022. Not many people can say they are the editor of a book. Even fewer can say…


Pages