UT PHYSICIANS, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a local family. UT Physicians is the title sponsor for KPRC’s Habitat for Humanity Home Build in 2020.
KAITLYN EATON, an elite wheelchair basketball athlete who had several surgeries at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Houston and played on the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels Team, is one of 12 athletes selected to the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. Eaton and her teammates will compete in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer.
TOM LUBY, PH.D., director of Texas Medical Center Innovation, speaks at the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, held at TMCx in February. Capital Rx, a company that has created a way to simplify drug pricing, won the challenge, which honors new approaches and solutions to health care.
AMY McGUIRE, J.D., PH.D., the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected as one of 12 new Hastings Center Fellows.
MARGARET GOODELL, PH.D., chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has received the Tobias Lecture Award by the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
PETER HOTEZ, M.D., PH.D., dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence during a ceremony at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
TIRR MEMORIAL HERMANN unveiled a new sports court for patients, families and employees. Located on the hospital’s Texas Medical Center campus, the court accommodates therapy, recreation and other activities.
MELODIE FRENCH, PH.D., a Rice University geologist and assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, has earned a CAREER Award, a five-year National Science Foundation grant for $600,000 to support her investigation of the tectonic roots of earthquakes and tsunamis.
REKHA LAKSHMANAN, MHA, director of Advocacy and Policy for The Immunization Partnership, has been appointed a contributing expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy-Center for Health and Biosciences.
The John S. Dunn Heliport is part of the new Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion, a renovation and expansion of MEMORIAL HERMANN-TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER. The 17-story tower is the new home of the Red Duke Trauma Institute.
HARDEEP SINGH, M.D., MPH, chief of the health policy, quality & informatics program at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and professor of medicine-health services research at Baylor College of Medicine, has been appointed to the Patient Safety Measures of Hospital Harm Technical Expert Panel for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
VINCENT H. TAM, PHARM.D., professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, was honored with the 2019 Literature Award for Sustained Contributions by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation.
TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL hosted a celebration that included a screech owl and a rabbit from the Houston Zoo. The special event for patients, families, hospital staff and invited guests launched the debut of San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television adventure channel at Texas Children’s Hospital and RONALD McDONALD HOUSE HOUSTON.
Pearl Hospitality unveiled the WESTIN HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER, a historic mid-century modern building that has been transformed into a 382,000 square-foot luxury wellness hotel with a curated art program and a pool terrace and rooftop bar overlooking Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.
MEHDI RAZAVI, M.D., director of electrophysiology clinical research and innovations at Texas Heart Institute, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
XIANG “SHAWN” ZHANG, PH.D., professor in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and a McNair Scholar, is one of two clinical investigators to win Stand Up To Cancer's 2020 Laura Ziskin Prize in Translational Research.
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Field Notes: March 2020

A monthly roundup of events and accolades throughout the Texas Medical Center

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