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  • Scoop for the week of July 19: Rios addresses United Nations on HIV vaccine research July 19, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of July 12: Gold Humanism Honor Society members want to expand presence on campus July 12, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of July 5: Five students named Albert Schweitzer Fellows July 5, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of June 28: Molly Glentzer talks Houston arts scene at Arts & Resilience June 28, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of June 21: Community Action Poverty Simulation challenges students to rethink poverty’s impact on health June 21, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of June 14: John P. McGovern Award – Gus Krucke, MD June 14, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of June 7: Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: Daniel J. Freet, M.D. June 7, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of May 31: Salazar named McGovern Distinguished Chair May 31, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of May 24: Bauchner discusses challenges ahead for graduates in speech May 24, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of May 17: Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: J. Chase Findley, M.D. May 17, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of May 10: Benjy F. Brooks, M.D., Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Sasha D. Adams, M.D. May 10, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of May 3: McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann-TMC program to celebrate Quality and Patient Safety May 3, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of April 26: Bauchner named commencement speaker April 26, 2018
  • Scoop for the week for April 19: Northrup presents Pruzansky Lecture at March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference April 19, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of April 12: Safi to give esteemed John Homans Lecture April 12, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of April 5: Four locations for free cancer screenings April 5, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of March 29: New division director appointed for gastroenterology March 29, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of March 22: Co-interim chairs named for emergency medicine March 22, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of March 15: Seniors to get residency assignments on Match Day, March 16 March 15, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of March 8: Lowe honored as outstanding NFL team physician of the year March 8, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of March 1: Obesity Health Interest Group to unite students in fight against disease March 1, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 22: McCullough to be inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars February 22, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 15: Gregoric accepts international award from Slovenian leadership February 15, 2018
  • Scoop of the week for Feb. 8: Blackwell named president of Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine February 8, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 1: Gould receives top honor from American College of Cardiology February 1, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 25: Vineeth John rejoins Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences January 25, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 18: Leadership changes for the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy January 18, 2018
  • Scoop of the week for Jan. 11: State approves funds for UTHealth continuum of care campus January 11, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 4: Rising STAR to focus on stem cell research for lung disease January 4, 2018
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 21: Radiologists publish new safety guidelines for portable X-ray units December 21, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 14: Mayes honored as Doctor of the Year by Scleroderma Foundation December 14, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 7: Rosenfeld honored with Merrell Flair Award December 7, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 30: Researchers examine environmental factors in autism November 30, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 16: Weiner melds dance with medicine as part of Arts & Resilience November 16, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 9: Medical students learn about intersections of faith, health as part of elective November 9, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 2: Researchers utilize $1 million grant to study degenerative retinal disease November 2, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 26: Surgery professor Tien Ko named chief of staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital October 26, 2017
  • Scoop for the week for Oct. 19: Gerard Francisco, M.D., elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine October 19, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 12: Barbara E. Murray, M.D., receives lifetime achievement award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America October 12, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 5: SSEM students gain experience with Houston Fire Department October 5, 2017
  • Scoop of the week for Sept. 28: UTHealth launches study to compare general anesthesia, sedation in stroke treatment September 28, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 21: Joudah connects poetry with medical work September 21, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Sept 14: Stephens puts National Guard experience to test during Hurricane Harvey September 14, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 7: Eltzschig named chair of anesthesiology September 7, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 24: New EP Cardiovascular Electrophysiology program has the beat on success August 24, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 17: Rao honored with lifetime achievement award August 17, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 10: Microbiology research could help better understand protein synthesis August 10, 2017
  • Scoop of the Week for Aug. 3: Verduzco-Gutierrez goes for the gold with fellow Latina physician runners August 3, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of July 27: NIH awards Jayaraman $2.6M for brain research July 27, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of July 20: Routt honored with 2017 Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni award July 20, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of July 13: Cancer motivates student’s research passion July 13, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of July 6: Lally receives Pacific Association award July 6, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of June 29: June 29, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of June 22: Kaur named McGovern Distinguished Chair June 22, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of June 15: Hulsebosch wins award for spinal cord research June 15, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of June 8: DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: Don Molony, M.D. June 8, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of June 1: John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award – Jennifer Swails, M.D. June 1, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of May 25: Freeman Award: Chris Mackenzie, Ph.D. May 25, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of May 18: Benjy F. Brooks, M.D. Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award: Tom C. Nguyen, M.D. May 18, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of May 11: Humanism in Medicine Award: Dr. Barratt May 11, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of May 4: Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards May 4, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of April 27: Faculty offer patient care at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital April 27, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of April 20: Swails named commencement speaker April 20, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of April 13: McGovern brings home the Osler Cup April 13, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of April 6: Students win first place in emergency medicine ‘Sim Wars’ April 6, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of March 30: New institute for stroke and cerebrovascular disease March 30, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of March 23: Class of 2017 meets its match March 23, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of March 16: Two new trials open for pediatric brain cancer March 16, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of March 9: Autism focus of annual public forum March 9, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of March 2: Stoll receives 2017 ‘Women Leaders in Medicine’ award March 2, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Feb. 23: Aronowski receives prestigious international stroke science award in research February 23, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Feb. 16: Celebrating the impact of African-Americans in medicine February 16, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Feb. 9: McCullough honored with NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award February 9, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 2: NIH awards Duncan $1M to study impact of plastics in NICUs February 2, 2017
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 26: Holcomb recognized as ‘Living Letterman’ January 26, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Jan. 12: Scientists discover a cancer homing system January 12, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Jan. 5: New research could lead to blood test to detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease January 5, 2017
  • Scoop for the Week of Dec. 22: McGovern Medical School launches superbug research center December 22, 2016
  • Scoop for the Week of Dec. 15: NIH awards Tandon $3M for brain research study December 15, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 8: Academy of Master Educators inducts new class December 8, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 1: McGovern Day set for Dec. 6 December 1, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 17: Stem cell clinical trial shows results for TBI November 17, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 10: Faculty pursue quality initiatives at LBJ Hospital November 10, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 3: First McGovern Scholars recognized November 3, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 27: Duke elementary art to be showcased October 27, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 20: Emergency child, elder care available October 20, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 13: HCPC offers CME Oct. 15 October 13, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 6: STAR physician scientist recruited to anesthesiology October 6, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 29: September 29, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 22: Research shows how body adapts to reduced oxygen September 22, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 15: TBI focus of $6.8M DOD grant September 15, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 8: Johnson receives honor for volunteer work September 8, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Sept. 1: Harris Health opens new pediatric, adolescent health center September 1, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 26: Fowler, Fitch named distinguished alumni August 25, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 18: Student wellness, resiliency program kicks off August 18, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 18: Rosenberg latest UT Physicians location August 11, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Aug. 4: Depression focus of Mood Disorders conference August 4, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of July 28: Fundraising to benefit student retreat July 28, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of July 21: Researchers: Umbilical cord patch could be novel method for fetal spina bifida repair July 21, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of July 14: Rising star recruited to neurobiology and anatomy July 14, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of July 7: New superbug research center opens July 7, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of June 30: Pediatric nurse named “tops” by Chronicle June 30, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of June 23: Benjy Brooks Award – Dr. Daniel Freet June 23, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of June 16: Francisco wins international honor June 16, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of June 9: John P. McGovern Award – Rukma Govindu, M.D. June 9, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of June 2: DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award – Erin Furr Stimming, M.D. June 2, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of May 26: John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award – Han Zhang, M.D. May 26, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of May 19: Perez-Stable named commencement speaker May 19, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of May 12: Dean Stoll wins Howland Award May 12, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of May 5: Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards May 5, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of April 28: Arias awarded UT System STAR April 28, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of April 21: Ribelayga wins inaugural award April 21, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of April 14: McGovern Medical School opens Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter April 14, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of April 7: Muller-Eberhard Memorial Lecture set for April 8 April 7, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of March 31: Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings April 15 March 31, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of March 24: Smythe lecture set for March 30 March 24, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of March 17: Quality fair to highlight internal medicine work March 17, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of March 10: Perfusion Program receives accreditation, accolade March 10, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of March 3: Police officer turned student wins surgery award March 3, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 25: Patel named vice dean for healthcare quality February 25, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 18: Distinguished Physicians honored at annual meeting February 18, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 11: MBID retreat set for March 10 February 11, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Feb. 4: Research looks at nanotechnology to help prevent preterm birth February 4, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 28: UT System offers research resources January 28, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 21: Art wall silent auction set for February January 21, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 14: Stoll receives Howland Award January 14, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Jan. 7: Blackburn appointed chief academic officer of UTHealth January 7, 2016
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 17: Students win Houston Medical Forum scholarships December 17, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 10: UTHealth selected as Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center December 10, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Dec. 3: FAQs: Transformational gift renames school December 3, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 19: Joint Commission recognizes HCPC November 19, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 12: McCarthy named chair of Emergency Medicine November 12, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Nov. 5: Dean Stoll to host first town hall November 5, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 29: Alumni honor Lowe, Rodriguez October 29, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 22: Children’s Learning institute awarded nearly $10M October 22, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 15: Memorial Hermann-TMC wins prestigious quality leadership award October 15, 2015
  • Scoop for Oct. 8, 2015: Lowe, Rodriguez named distinguished alumni October 8, 2015
  • Scoop for the week of Oct. 1: Stoll begins as dean of UTHealth Medical School October 1, 2015