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:    

September 1, 2022

Second patient in the world receives Moderna mRNA trial infusion at UTHealth Houston for glycogen storage disease

Imagine having to drink a solution of cornstarch and water every four hours to survive, and that missing a dose, even by 15 minutes, could lead to seizures and death. This is the reality for Rebecca Tarrence, who has glycogen…

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…

May 13, 2022

Gun-owning Houston pediatrician part of fight to curb gun violence against kids

Dr. McKay is working with Texas Gun Club and other Houston-area firearm retailers to find better ways to communicate with customers on gun safety. Read more at the Houston Chronicle: Gun-owning Houston pediatrician part of fight to curb gun violence…

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…

April 14, 2022

Researchers focus on early childhood educators’ social and emotional well-being with $2.1 million grant

A five-year, $2.1 million grant will allow researchers at UTHealth Houston to test the impact of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program on the social and emotional well-being of early childhood educators in Head Start programs across three…