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Houston Methodist shares the news made by our clinician scientists, researchers, innovators and faculty, beginning in 2020.
Roderick Pettigrew NSF Vannevar Bush award
NSB Honors Pettigrew with Vannevar Bush Award
Sept. 28, 2020 - 
Roderic I. Pettigrew, MD, PhD
, has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Vannevar Bush Award by the National Science Board. The award honors science and technology leaders who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology and public policy. Pettigrew is CEO of Engineering Health (EnHealth), executive dean for Engineering Medicine at Texas A&M, and adjunct professor of nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration.

National Academy of Sciences Features Mitra Study
Aug. 21, 2020 - 
Sankar Mitra, PhD
, emeritus professor of oncology, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, and colleagues' work is featured in
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
. The study underscores that endogenous genome damage is grossly underestimated, and highlights orchestration of continuous damage induction and repair in the human body.

Discovery May Lengthen Survival of Transplants
May 8
-
Xian Chang Li, MD, PhD
,
Max and Lillie Frosch Centennial Chair in Transplant Research, is co-author of a study in June’s
Science
, suggesting the immune system can remember foreign cells, paving the way for drugs that lengthen survival of transplanted organs.