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Study examines diversity trends in pediatric population

Researchers examined 367,863 pediatric faculty and found the URiM female representation increased from 4.4% in 2000 to 7.8% in 2020 in the pediatric field.

August 31, 2022

The rate of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) women in the pediatric field have significantly increased, but the rates have remained stagnant and decreased in Black men, according to researchers with UTHealth Houston.






Son follows in father’s footsteps into the operating room

James Kellam, MD, (left) and his son Patrick Kellam, MD, (right) preform two surgeries together for the very first time.  (Photo courtesy of Patrick Kellam)

July 29, 2022

Patrick Kellam never thought he would become a surgeon, let alone an orthopedic surgeon, just like his father. But on July 21, he was side by side with his dad as they performed two surgeries together for the first time.


UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine provides training to Polaris Dawn crewmembers

Huy Hoang, MD, emergency medicine resident with UTHealth Houston Emergency Department, trains SpaceX Polaris Dawn mission's medical officer Anna Menon (left) and mission specialist Sarah Gillis (right) in lifesaving techniques. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

June 29, 2022

Along with educating students, residents, and fellows in the most advanced lifesaving therapies on Earth, UTHealth Houston Department of Emergency Medicine is helping to prepare members of the Polaris Dawn crew to handle medical emergencies in space. The Department of Emergency Medicine, which has been training NASA astronauts in emergency medical care for more than 10 years, recently welcomed Polaris Dawn’s medical officer Anna Menon and mission specialist Sarah Gillis for a week-long space medicine training session.



UTHealth Houston’s UTMOVE program receives distinguished Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Clinic staff and former UTMOVE fellows, from left to right: Alicia Lerma, medical assistant; Shivika Chandra, MD; Mya C. Schiess, MD; Swati Pradeep, DO; Melissa Christie, MD; and Humberto Leal Bailey, MD. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

April 28, 2022

UTHealth Houston’s Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Fellowship Training Program (UTMOVE fellowship program) has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) as one of eight international academic centers to train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher — a neurologist with additional training and expertise in diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s and related diseases — as part of the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Class of 2025.




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