Mar
1
2016

Bench and Bedside – February Digest

Bench and Bedside is a digest of the previous month’s stories about the clinical and academic activities of our physicians and scientists. We welcome your submissions and feedback. February 2 Texas Children’s, Rice University team up to develop new way to repair birth defect Bioengineers at Texas Children’s Hospital and Rice University have won a Read More…

Feb
23
2016

Texas Children’s, Houston Methodist develop first hospital-based rapid test for the Zika virus

Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists at Texas Children’s and Houston Methodist Hospital developed the nation’s first hospital-based rapid test for the Zika virus in a matter of weeks as part of the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Collaborative in Virus Detection and Surveillance. This collaborative program was established to facilitate rapid development of tests for virus Read More…

Feb
2
2016

Zika virus cases surface in Texas, travelers to epidemic regions most at risk

In light of the multiple confirmed cases of recent travelers who returned to the Houston area after contracting Zika in Central America, Texas Children’s leaders encourage employees and staff to arm themselves with facts about Zika virus. The virus, which has spread rapidly through Central and South America in the last year, is transmitted between Read More…

Feb
2
2016

Department of State Health Services to award Texas Children’s $1 million grant for SIU

Texas Children’s is set to receive a $1 million grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to put toward its newly constructed Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The funds, to be delivered during the next five years, will specifically go toward Ebola preparedness activities that bolster employee safety Read More…

Jan
5
2016

Bench and Bedside – December Digest

Bench and Bedside is a digest of the previous month’s stories about the clinical and academic activities of our physicians and scientists. We welcome your submissions and feedback. December 1 Texas Children’s Fetal Center celebrates 400 miracles at patient reunion Hundreds of families from around the country traveled to Houston to attend Texas Children’s Fetal Read More…