More than 1,000 TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER scientists, students, researchers and health care professionals gathered on June 9, 2020 for a walking vigil to support the black community and the eradication of police violence. As they walked a 30-minute loop around the Texas Medical Center, a private funeral for George Floyd—the Houston-raised black man whose May 25 death at the knee of a white police officer ignited global outrage— was being held at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER is now the official cancer center and jersey partner of the Houston Dash from the National Women’s Soccer League.
HAMILTON HEALTH BOX provided two types of COVID-19 tests—a sputum test and a blood test—to TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER employees and affiliated service providers on April 17, 2020 at the TMC Innovation Institute.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY will build a half-billion-dollar health sciences complex to expand its College Station, Texas-based brand in the Texas Medical Center. This complex will augment the current renovation of the Texas A&M University Engineering Medicine (EnMed) building at Holcombe Blvd. and Main St. with two new towers scheduled to include nearly 600 student housing units, medical offices and retail.
Scott Greenberg, M.D., holds up a Micra AV before his first implantation of the device at CHI ST. LUKE’S HEALTH – THE WOODLANDS HOSPITAL, the first hospital in Greater Houston to adopt this new technology to treat patients with atrioventricular block, a type of heart block that interrupts the impulse transmissions between the chambers of the heart. Micra AV is considered the world’s smallest pacemaker and is able to treat a broader group of patients than traditional pacemakers.
GENE FRANTZ, MBA, a professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering, has been named to the National Academy of Engineers.
REGINALD DesROCHES, PH.D., Rice University’s new provost, has been named to the National Academy of Engineers.
Lien Ngo, center, was awarded 2019 Employee of the Year for UT PHYSICIANS, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Ngo is flanked, on the left, by Jason L. Chavers, executive director of community-based clinics, and Andrew Casas, COO of UT Physicians and senior vice president of UTHealth. To Ngo’s right are Fahad Kamal, community practice manager of UT Physicians Multispecialty – International District, and Jennifer Bradley, director of community-based clinics.
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Field Notes: July 2020

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

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Field Notes: July 2020

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