February 23, 2024

Neonatal intensive care and survival of the most preterm infants increased during previous decade, according to new UTHealth Houston study

Across the United States, more babies born at 22 weeks’ gestation are admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and surviving in increasing numbers, according to a new study led by UTHealth Houston. The paper, titled “Increasing Resource Use for Infants…

August 3, 2023

Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium set for Sept. 9

Registration is open for the 10th annual Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium, hosted by UTHealth Houston Neurosciences, Sept. 9 in the Hermann Pavilion Conference Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (6411 Fannin St.). The 2023 conference is titled “Children With Neurological and Neurosurgical…

June 6, 2023

Mendez-Figueroa, Rysavy receive prestigious awards

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 is the only institution in…

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…

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 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…

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,…