December 4, 2023

Cox appointed director of Center for Translational Injury Research

Charles S. Cox Jr., MD, has been appointed director of the Center for Translational Injury Research at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Cox, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences and the Glassell Family Distinguished Chair, will focus on…

June 7, 2023

UTHealth Houston awarded nearly $13M in grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury

Published: June 01, 2023 by Caitie Barkley Two federal grants to study treatments for traumatic brain injury have been awarded to UTHealth Houston by the Department of Defense’s Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.  The funding marks a positive…

March 22, 2023

Isaac’s story: The Comprehensive Congenital Colorectal Program helped give our son the ability to live a socially confident life

Isaac is a happy and inquisitive 13-year-old. His current hobbies are playing tennis and practicing his karate moves. He loves learning new things, and he is not one to shy away from challenges. “Isaac is goal-oriented,” said his mother, Tu-Lan…

April 8, 2022

Why?PediatricSurgery – Chosen to do this

From APSA’s YouTube channel PediSurgTV… Today Why?PediatricSurgery hears from two new pediatric surgeons – Mary Arbuthnot and Natalie Drucker. They discuss how they chose pediatric surgery . . . or did pediatric surgery choose them? We invite your feedback on…

August 24, 2021

How one Houston doctor provides hope for families across the nation

Written by Lindsay Peyton, ReNew Houston’s Transformation columnist   Lillian Callahan’s medical roller coaster began when she had a seizure at school at the age of 9. Her parents, Mike and Erin Callahan, rushed her to the emergency room in…

May 13, 2021

Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Allison Speer, MD, FACS

Allison Speer, MD, FACS, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the 2021 winner of the Benjy F. Brooks, MD, Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award. “Having my students recognize me as a role model is a huge honor,” Speer said. “It…

February 3, 2021

Spotlight on Scottie Wahlstrom!

  When did you join UTHealth? What brought you here? I began working at UTHealth in April 2003.   I worked in several different industries prior to UT.  I was in banking for seven years, a large CPA firm for one…

December 30, 2020

First patient enrolled in stem cell therapy trial for traumatic injury

The first patient has enrolled in a Phase II clinical trial evaluating a stem cell therapy for the potential early treatment of traumatic injuries and their subsequent complications at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The…

September 3, 2020

Preserving Brain Tissue with Stem Cells

UT Health physicians use supercomputers to interpret results of traumatic brain injury clinical trial Published on September 3, 2020 by Aaron Dubrow   Individuals with traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, frequently experience the shrinking or atrophying of brain tissue near…

July 8, 2020

Understanding the age divide in COVID-19: why are children overwhelmingly spared?

The American Journal of Physiology recently published an abstract by Dr. Harting, Dr. Lingappan, Dr. Karmouty-Quintana, Dr. Davies and Dr. Akkanti on why children are being spared from COVID19. Click here to read the abstract.