Sep
30
2014

NRI welcomes two new faculty members

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine welcomed two new faculty members, Dr. Akash Patel and Dr. Mingshan Xue. “I am thrilled to have Dr. Patel and Dr. Xue launch their independent research careers at the NRI,” said Dr. Huda Zoghbi, founding director of the Read More…

Sep
30
2014

Nursing leader encourages employees to get their flu shot to protect themselves, their patients

Tens of thousands of people die each year from the flu. Although anyone can be affected, the elderly and young children – like the ones treated at Texas Children’s – are most susceptible to the illness. Each year, an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications, according Read More…

Sep
30
2014

Nursing care delivery summit creates action plan for improvement

“Today was a banner day at Texas Children’s,” said Chief Quality Officer Dr. Angelo Giardino. “We have figured something out.” Giardino, who attended the debrief of a two-day nursing care delivery summit, said he was hopeful for what the future of nursing at Texas Children’s has in store. The two-day summit brought together more than Read More…

Sep
30
2014

Bump Watch: Pregnant women should get flu shot

By Dr. Carol Baker, vaccine and pediatric infectious disease specialist As we prepare for cold and influenza (flu) season, which typically begins in late November or early December, getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. But what if you are pregnant? Should you still get vaccinated? The Read More…