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 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,…


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: https://www.parents.com/kids/health/how-covid-19-can-affect-your-childs-brain/    


July 18, 2022

Gale to present Silverman Lectureship July 22

The Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics will host the 2022 William Silverman Lectureship featuring Chris Gale, MBBS, MSc, PhD. This is part of our effort to support learning healthcare at UTHealth Houston. Gale…


June 9, 2022

Gun violence prevention, policies to be examined at event

Preventing firearm-related injury and death will be the topic of “Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area Through Purpose and Policy,” June 21. Firearm-related injuries and deaths are on the rise, with a growing number of adolescents experiencing mental…


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…


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