October 8, 2021

MEG Center publishes five papers in calendar year

Highlighting the work of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Center at McGovern Medical School, Michael Funke, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the MEG Center, and his team have published five papers in various journals over the last calendar…


October 8, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Butler – Awardee for Excellence in Clinical Service

Original story by Faith Harper, UTHealth news, October 8, 2021 Faculty members who demonstrate a longstanding excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and clinical care have received the top honor awarded by UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, Alkek-Williams…


September 29, 2021

Lactation Foundation initiates successful care model during pandemic

Congratulations to Megan Oggero, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC, as a contributing author to “Patient Satisfaction with a COVID-19 Telehealth Lactation Care Model”, which was recently published in Clinical Lactation. Original Story by Roman Petrowski, UTHealth News, September 29, 2021 New…


September 21, 2021

Aerodigestive program helps children with complex disorders

Our new aerodigestive program aims to provide tailored care for children with complex airway, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory disorders. Located in the UT Physicians High Risk Children’s Clinic, the program is open for patient appointments on the second Friday of every…


September 13, 2021

Women in Medicine Month – Mary E. Aitken, MD, MPH

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, McGovern Medical School is celebrating the women faculty who hold chair appointments in their respective departments. Learn more about Mary E. Aitken, MD, professor and Dan L. Duncan Distinguished University Chair in the Department of…


September 9, 2021

Meyers named Pediatrics Director of Advanced Care Providers

The McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics has named Priscilla Meyers, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, as its director of Advanced Care Providers (ACP). “I am honored to have been chosen to help support and lead the Advanced Care Providers for the department,” Meyers said….


August 31, 2021

Common choking hazards and how to avoid them

It’s every parent’s or caregiver’s worst nightmare — seeing their child struggle to breathe. Unfortunately, it’s all too common, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Food-related choking causes the death of approximately one child every five days in the…


August 30, 2021

Study finds telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

A study led by Ricardo Mosquera, MD, with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth found telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness. (Photo by Roger Castro/UTHealth) Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children…


August 26, 2021

Wang wins collaborative research award

Jun Wang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the winner of the 2021 John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Award, presented by the Gulf Coast Consortia. Wang, and teammate Xiaolong Jiang, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor…


August 16, 2021

Rao pens 4 books reflecting on pediatric cardiology

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, P. Syamasundar Rao, MD, has written four books reflecting on pediatric cardiology. (Graphic by Omar Aguado/Office of Communications) While many people have spent the downtime of the pandemic learning a new skill or…