Campaign News Archive
Shedding pounds with healthier plates—and bank accounts
While vegetables and credit scores may occupy vastly different spaces in life, a new partnership brings them together to address obesity and diabetes in low-income Houston communities.
The pulse of cardiovascular care
Through the Many Faces. One Mission. fundraising campaign, we are working to ensure more patients with heart and vascular conditions can get back to the lives they love. You can join us with a gift to the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, supporting initiatives such as providing personalized treatments for congenital heart defects and educating tomorrow’s leaders in cardiovascular medicine. Read on to see how friends like you help us rewrite the narrative for patients.
Staying ahead of the curve
Don Le, DDS, believes general practice dentists will be placing a lot more implants in the future, and he wants to help his students be ready for it.
Encouraging readers to grow
Putting books into the hands of young children can change their lives. With the support of CenterPoint Energy, the Reach Out and Read program is working with doctors’ offices to give even more free books to children from underserved communities so that students can flourish in school.
Betting on the Future
In their first year at McGovern Medical School, John "JT" Thomas, MD '88, and Azreena "Reena" Thomas, MD '88, came out winners when they met during a trip to Delta Downs Race Track. Crediting their time at McGovern Medical School as the most formative in their lives, the couple established a scholarship to help future medical students pursue their dreams.
Neurology is personal for Shaun Varghese, MD ’09. He remembers the shock of hearing his cousin died in his sleep from a seizure. That inspired him to focus on neurology for children and others who may not have access to the care they need.