July 7, 2022

24 faculty named 2022 Champions of Clinical Learning Environment

Congratulations Dr. Guardiola, Dr. Omoruyi, and Dr. Yeragi! In an effort to continue to enhance professionalism and encourage a positive learning environment, Directors of Learning Environment Vineeth John, MD, MBA, and John Riggs, MD, have announced 24 McGovern Medical School…


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…


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…


January 4, 2022

Meyers Footprints Narrative chosen as NANN’s article of the year

Congratulations to Priscilla Meyers, MSN NNP-BC, whose Footprints: Stories from the NICU article was chosen as NANN’s article of the year. Grace Under Fire (Or Ice) details a NICU nurse’s experience during the Texas winter storm of February 2021: ow.ly/3vhX50Hlm9L…


December 7, 2021

Henson, Singletary recognized by UT System Board of Regents for excellence in teaching

Two UTHealth Houston educators have been awarded the prestigious Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. Harold Alonso Henson, RDH, PhD, and Claire Narvaez Singletary, MS, CGC, were among the 14 recipients of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching…


December 2, 2021

Advanced Care Provider Excellence Award

In celebration of Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 7-13, Tomika Harris, RN, DNP, CPNP, from the UT Physicians High Risk Children’s Clinic received the inaugural Advanced Care Provider (ACP) Excellence Award from the Department of Pediatrics. The ACP Excellence Award honors…


November 16, 2021

Escobar named hemophilia physician of the year

Miguel A. Escobar, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, is the winner of Physician of the Year 2021 from the National Hemophilia Foundation. Escobar, who also serves as medical director of the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center, recently…


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