Field Notes

Field Notes: February 2018


By Texas Medical Center | June 22, 2018

[ 1 ] SWATHI ARUR, PH.D., associate professor of genetics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was selected as a member of the second annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows.

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[ 2 ] MALCOLM BRENNER, M.D., PH.D., distinguished service professor and founding director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital, received the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Outstanding Achievement Award.

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[ 3 ] WILLIAM F. McKEON, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, presents the 2017 State of the Texas Medical Center at an annual luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership.

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[ 4 ] LUKE SCHULTZ, field operations manager at AECOM Hunt, operates one of the massive floodgates in the Texas Medical Center, which helped keep institutions operational during the flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey.

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[ 5 ] WILLIAM C. SHRADER, vice president and director of the John P. McGovern Foundation, and BARBARA J. STOLL, M.D., dean of McGovern Medical School and the H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), stand before a new tribute wall at McGovern Medical School that honors John P. McGovern, M.D., and Kathrine G. McGovern, recognizing the $75 million gift from the McGovern Foundation to the school.

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[ 6 ] NEST360,° an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts, won $15 million through the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition for its efforts to end preventable newborn deaths in Africa. REBECCA RICHARDS-KORTUM, PH.D., a Rice University bioengineering professor, was one of the team representatives at NEST360°’s final presentation at the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition in Chicago. NEST360° is a collaboration of Rice University, the University of Malawi, Northwestern University, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and 3rd Stone Design of San Rafael, California.

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[ 7 ] Snow came to Houston and the TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER in early December 2017, staying long enough to accumulate on vehicles.

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[ 8 ] JOHN COVERDALE, M.D., M.ED., professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting.

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[ 9 ] SHELA E. ECOBIZA, BSN, RN-BC, nurse for the Cardiac Intermediate Unit at Ben Taub Hospital, was named one of the 20 Outstanding Nurses in Houston for 2017 by the Texas Nurses Association, District 9.

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[ 10 ] ARTHUR “TIM” GARSON JR., M.D., MPH, who leads the TMC’s Health Policy Institute, hosted “True or False? A discussion challenging everything you think you know about health care.”

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[ 11 ] Researchers VANJA KRNETA-STANKIC, PH.D., and RACHEL MILLER, PH.D., of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and MD Anderson Cancer Center, were among the winners of the annual Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s BioArt Competition, which shares the beauty of biological research by celebrating the art of science. Their winning image shows skin cells from a frog embryo that has motilecilia (yellow threads). Krneta-Stankic and Miller are using this frog model to study the role of ciliogenesis in kidney development.

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[ 12 ] Thousands of people from the Houston area participated in the 2017 HOUSTON HEART WALK, which raises money for the American Heart Association.

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[ 13 ] CATHERINE L. TROISI, PH.D., associate professor of management, policy and community health, and epidemiology at UTHealth School of Public Health, has been elected to the American Public Health Association executive board.

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[ 14 ] BIN S. TEH, M.D., professor and vice chair of the department of radiation oncology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, has been named Fellow of The American Society for Radiation Oncology.

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[ 15 ] ELIZABETH L. TRAVIS, PH.D., associate vice president, Women and Minority Faculty Inclusion at MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been named to the board of directors for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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[ 16 ] LOURIE MOORE, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, director of nursing knowledge management for Harris Health System, was named one of the 20 Outstanding Nurses in Houston for 2017 by the Texas Nurses Association, District 9.

 

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