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UTHealth launches institute to propel pediatric and congenital heart innovation

Jorge D. Salazar, MD (Photo by Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth)

October 3, 2019

UTHealth is launching a new academic institute to advance clinical care, provide innovative solutions, and improve outcomes for patients of all ages with pediatric and congenital heart defects. Formed in close collaboration with Memorial Hermann Health System, the institute will leverage the expertise of faculty within UTHealth’s six schools as well as its medical practice, UT Physicians.



Aitken named chair of Department of Pediatrics

Mary Aitken, MD, MPH

October 1, 2019

Following a national search, Dean Barbara J. Stoll, MD, of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth has named Mary Aitken, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective Oct. 1, 2019. 



Zerwas speaks to students, faculty with McGovern Medical School

Photograph of John Zurwas standing at a podium at the ground-breaking ceremony for the UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health. Photo by UTHealth

September 27, 2019

Former Texas State Rep. John Zerwas, MD, spoke to students at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) about on the importance of becoming involved in the politics of medicine at the state level during a recent visit to the campus.




UTHealth student receives 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award

Anisha Somani

August 20, 2019

The American Public Health Association awarded UTHealth School of Public Health student Anisha Somani the 2019 Excellence in Public Health Award for her commitment to advocacy, effective policy, and enriching the learning environments of the academic institutions she has attended.




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