May 24, 2023

UTHealth Houston receives two awards for continuing research in neonatal care and women’s health

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 at UTHealth Houston is the…

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 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…

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 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…

September 20, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Nick Russo for being a contributor to Parents Magazine article

Read the article “How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Child’s Brain” at this external link: