Jul
26
2016

Texas Children’s genetic counselors play critical role in patient care, outcomes

If you ask Samantha Stover what she enjoys most about being a prenatal genetic counselor, her answer is simple – empowering her patients with the knowledge and emotional support they need to make an informed health care decision. Whether it’s ruling out a specific genetic condition or explaining all the genetic risks associated with a Read More…

Jul
26
2016

Choo-Choo Hut delights both the young and the young at heart

Almost 14 years ago, Dr. Jamil Azzam waited in anticipation for the dedication of what he now calls his legacy – the Texas Children’s Choo-Choo Hut, an intricate model train exhibit nestled into a wall at the entrance of the Abercrombie Building. A boy attending the ceremony with his mother drew the curtain on the Read More…

Jul
26
2016

Teamwork highlighted during annual Department of Surgery review

During his annual Department of Surgery year in review, Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr. proclaimed that anything can be done if you work together toward a common goal. “It isn’t enough for the muscles of a crew to work in unison,” Fraser quoted from The Boys In The Boat, a book he read and Read More…

Jul
26
2016

Texas Children’s Cancer Center patients enjoy fun activities at Spa Day

On Friday, July 22, the Still Strong Foundation hosted a Spa Day for Texas Children’s Cancer Center patients and their families. Houston Texans defensive lineman Devon Still and his daughter, Leah, created the foundation in 2015 following Leah’s diagnosis with neuroblastoma. During the event, patients enjoyed face painting, decorating flip flops and face masks, and Read More…