Texas Children’s Hospital employees Dan DiPrisco, executive vice president; Mary
PATRICK BROWNING, J.D., a department administrator for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center department of neurosurgery, was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
THE TMC INNOVATION INSTITUTE welcomed 21 digital health companies into its eighth accelerator cohort on February 11. The companies were selected from more than 150 digital health applications.
KJERSTI AAGAARD, M.D., PH.D., the Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor, has been honored with a 2018 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. With the prize money, she will establish the Aagaard Research Mentorship Award in Pregnancy and Women’s Health.
HELEN COHEN, ED.D., professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, received the Award of Merit from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.
KATHY ERDMAN, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, has been named director of the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions at Baylor.
A rendering of The Ion shows a transformation of the historic Sears building on Main Street into a centerpiece for a new innovation district, slated to be completed in late 2020. A network of the area’s institutions of higher learning—including Rice, the University of Houston, UH-Downtown, the University of St. Thomas, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist University, San Jacinto College and the South Texas College of Law—will provide programming within The Ion. Station Houston, a technology accelerator that has partnered with the TMC INNOVATION INSTITUTE to support local entrepreneurs, will oversee public programming. (Credit: SHoP Architects/James Carpenter Design Associates)
ANNA MESSNER, M.D., has been named chief of otolaryngology at Texas Children’s Hospital. Previously at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Messner is president-elect of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
TODD ROSENGART, M.D., chair and professor of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor, was named the 2018 president of the Society of Surgical Chairs, a managed program of the American College of Surgeons.
Astros second baseman TONY KEMP speaks with patient Gracie about her rehabilitation at SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN – HOUSTON. (Credit: Jason Hinestroza)
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