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In the UTHealth Newsroom

Single largest gift from John P. McGovern Foundation Renames UTHealth Medical School

HOUSTON – (Nov. 23, 2015) – The John P. McGovern Foundation has made a transformational $75 million gift to bolster medical training, provide full scholarships and support scientific discovery and innovation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and its medical school, UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D., announced today.


Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., named dean of UTHealth School of Public Health

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., a world-renowned genetics researcher and educator, has been appointed dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, effective January 1.


UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center recognized as Top Performer by The Joint Commission

The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, the mental health hospital partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), was recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for 2015.


UTHealth, U.S. VETS partner for inaugural Give Vets a Smile program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, UTHealth School of Nursing and United States Veterans Initiative – Houston (U.S. VETS) provided approximately 50 Houston-area veterans free dental care through the inaugural Give Vets a Smile program on Friday, Nov. 13.


UTHealth Community Health Workers win APHA prize

A team of Community Health Workers (CHWs) from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus has been selected as this year’s recipient of the American Public Health Association’s 2015 CHW outstanding group award.


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In the Media

UTHealth Medical School renamed McGovern Medical School

TMC News, 11/24/2015

The John P. McGovern Foundation gift leads the news on TMC News' website today. Read the story and watch the video.


Med students to benefit from largest ever gift to UTHealth

FOX 26 News, 11/23/2015

The game-changing and name-changing $75 million gift to the medical school from the John P. McGovern Foundation was included in FOX 26 News's evening broadcast.


Houston registers lower death rates for heart disease and cancer

Houston Chronicle, 11/23/2015

Shreela Sharma, Ph.D., R.D., spoke with a reporter from the Houston Chronicle about why mortality rates in Houston are declining.


Ginni Mithoff, committed fundraiser, shares her secret

Houston Chronicle, 11/23/2015

Congratulations to Development Board Executive Committee Member Ginni Mithoff, who has been named the volunteer fundraiser of the year by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.


Largest gift in UTHealth Medical School history becomes a game changer - and name changer

CultureMap, 11/23/2015

Journalists from across the city came to Webber Plaza to witness a historic announcement: a game-changing $75 million gift from the John P. McGovern Foundation to UTHealth and the renaming of the medical school to the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. CultureMap was on-site as the announcement drew a standing ovation.


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