The first lady of Botswana, Neo Jane Masisi, is the first member of the International Council of Global HOPE (Hematology- Oncology Pediatric Excellence), a TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER AND HEMATOLOGY CENTER initiative to improve the long-term care of children with cancer and blood disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Marc Boom, M.D., center, CEO and president of Houston Methodist, led a celebration welcoming one of the world’s most powerful MRI machines to the HOUSTON METHODIST TRANSLATIONAL IMAGING CENTER. The Siemens 7 Tesla (7T) MAGNETOM Terra was procured through a Siemens Healthineers and Houston Methodist multi-year consortium agreement. This is the first 7T MRI of its kind in Texas and the first 7T MRI scanner approved for clinical use in the U.S. The MAGNETOM Terra is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2019.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON hosted the nation’s first Women’s World Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Clinic, a four-day training camp featuring athletes from the United States, Canada and France.
MIKE BENNETT has been named chief nursing officer at The Menninger Clinic.
ALEJANDRO CHAOUL, PH.D., assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s department of palliative, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, has received a $1 million endowment from the Huffington Foundation and been named the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center.
SREYRAM KUY, M.D., a practicing general surgeon at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and deputy chief medical officer for quality and safety for a network of VA facilities, has been awarded a Health Innovators Fellowship by the Aspen Institute.
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN – HOUSTON received $30,000 from the Reliant Gives program.
PATRICE HARRIS, M.D., right, a psychiatrist and the first black woman to lead the American Medical Association, poses with TOI BLAKLEY HARRIS, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services. Patrice Harris delivered the keynote speech at Baylor’s Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research annual summer research summit.
KENNETH McCLAIN, M.D., PH.D., professor of pediatrics-oncology at Baylor, has received the 2019 George R. Buchanan Lectureship Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL tied for third overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s 13th annual rankings of the best children’s hospitals. Texas Children’s was also named the best place in the country for children in need of pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, as well as pulmonary care.
STEPHEN PFLUGFELDER, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, delivered the Binkhorst Lecture and received the Binkhorst Medal at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.
Officials broke ground on the $125 million UT CONTINUUM OF CARE CAMPUS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, a joint project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Office of Communications
HUDA ZOGHBI, M.D., founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Ralph D. Feigin Professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has joined The Menninger Clinic’s Clinic Board of Directors.
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Field Notes: August 2019

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