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, 2021

McGovern joins new NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Network

McGovern Medical School has announced its designation as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence, joining a highly select group of 31 medical centers nationwide as part of an innovative network seeking to expand access, advance care, and research for…

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…

May 27, 2021

Thirdhand smoke impacts gut bacteria for infants, study finds

Infants exposed to thirdhand smoke while hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) show a difference in the composition of their gut microbiome, according to a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at…

December 21, 2020

The Families of Children With Unexplained Disabilities Are Finally Getting Answers

Hope Northrup, MD, was quoted in a Texas Monthly online article about how genetic exome sequencing has helped physicians diagnose patients with rare diseases. External link to the article: The Families of Children With Unexplained Disabilities Are Finally Getting Answers