May
27
2014

In memoriam: Katy Wilkinson

Our beloved friend and colleague, Katy Wilkinson, passed away peacefully on May 13 at the age of 52 after a valiant struggle with ALS. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Wade, her daughter, Amanda, and her son, Clayton, as well as the many colleagues, friends, and patients in her Texas Children’s Hospital family. Read More…

May
27
2014

Zoghbi receives honorary degree from Yale University

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of neuroscience, pediatrics, molecular and human genetics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences degree at Yale University’s 2014 commencement ceremony this week. She was Read More…

May
20
2014

Chief Nursing Officer Lori Armstrong receives Doctor Jennifer L. Howse Award for Excellence in NICU Leadership

For Chief Nursing Officer Lori Armstrong the NICU is a special place. It’s where she began her career 29 years ago and where she learned the skills she now uses as a leader for the nursing team of nearly 2,500. Armstrong, who joined Texas Children’s a little more than two years ago, has already changed Read More…

May
20
2014

Zoghbi donates prize funds to establish program for budding scientists

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, has established a special fund to help young scientists launch their independent research careers. When Zoghbi started her career 30 years ago, it was easier to pursue bold ideas. “It wasn’t as hard to get funding, and we Read More…

May
20
2014

Texas Children’s Fetal Center staff saves Louisiana twins with TTTS

Eva and Jay Heintz were enjoying a blissfully uneventful twin pregnancy in Hammond, LA, when their world was turned upside down at Eva’s 19-week check-up. Her MFM specialist detected polyhydramnios in one twin’s sac and oligohydramnios in the other twin’s sac and quickly made the diagnosis of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). From there, the bad Read More…