Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center

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2019

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Rivera was guest of honor at the CIREN 30th anniversary celebration Feb. 26, 2019
As part of the program of activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Center for Neurological Restoration, the CIREN received Drs. Victor Rivera and Arnoldo Soto.
Dunham earns neurology teaching award Feb. 22, 2019
Dunham recognized by the American Academy of Neurology for teaching.

2018

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Hutton promoted to professor June 4, 2018
The FAP Committee, Academic Council, and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the promotion of George H. Hutton, M.D., from Associate Professor to Professor.
Supporting multiple sclerosis research and education at the MS 150 April 18, 2018
Dr. George Hutton shares his MS 150 memories and commitment to raise awareness and research funds for this disease.

2017

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Recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology Nov. 24, 2017
Hutton, Kass, and Shulman recognized.
Rivera leads MS specialists in Cuba May 19, 2017
Neurology faculty participate in the second Clinical Scientific US-Cuba MS Exchange in Havana.
US expert praises Cuban Neuro-Rehabilitation Program May 6, 2017
Dr. Victor Rivera, distinguished professor emeritus of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in United States, assessed as awesome the Neuro-Rehabilitation Program of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN by its Spanish acronym), unique of its kind in the world.
Experts from Cuba and USA discuss about sclerosis May 4, 2017
U.S. specialists are meeting today with their Cuban counter parts in the framework of the 2nd CIREN-USA Clinical-Scientific Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis, which the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) will host until tomorrow.

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Rivera honored in Latin America May 1, 2015
Dr. Rivera was honored as an exceptional academic leader by the Biotechnology and Health Division of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education…
Record day in River Oaks: Multiple sclerosis fighting superwoman hangs it up after an unprecedented run March 12, 2015
"This is my last swan song," Franelle Rogers told the gathering of 450 in the River Oaks Country Club Ballroom. Indeed, after six years at the helm…
Three years after stem cell transplant therapy most MS patient subjects still in remission Jan. 2, 2015
Read about how three years after stem cell transplant therapy, most MS patient subjects still in remission.
Recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology Aug. 4, 2014
I am pleased to announce the following recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology.
BCM and the BP MS 150 April 23, 2013
Among the thousands of bike riders taking part in the BP MS 150 this past weekend were a group of BCM riders, including Dr. George Hutton, director of the Maxine Mesinger MS Comprehensive Care Center…
DIME launches MS Patient Resources iPhone and iPod Touch app Oct. 12, 2010
DIME introduces MS Patient Resources, an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, enabling clinicians to bring credible, patient-focused information to the point or care.
Rivera honored by MS organization Sept. 24, 2010
Dr. Victor M. Rivera, professor of neurology and medical director of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, was recently honored by the Latin American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.
Hutton promoted to associate professor Sept. 24, 2009
Dr. Hutton was promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine.
Houston Neurologist, Dr. Victor Rivera Receives CMSC Lifetime Achievement Award for his Contributions to the Field of Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment June 24, 2009
The Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) proudly presented its "Lifetime Achievement Award" to Dr. Victor Rivera, professor of neurology and medical director of the Maxine Mesinger MS Comprehensive Care Center at Baylor College of Medicine…
Cyclists resume MS 150 ride after rainstorm April 18, 2009
Annual event raises millions in search for a cure Transforming the ride into a massive annual event has, in a way, mirrored the dramatic changes in options for MS patients, physicians said.
BCM's outstanding educators honored at ceremony April 15, 2009
Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized as outstanding educators for 2009. They were honored at an awards ceremony April 16 in Cullen Auditorium.
Multiple sclerosis clinical trials and research news Feb. 3, 2009
Multiple sclerosis patients may soon have more treatment choices than ever. Listen to or read the transcript of our interview with two prominent MS researchers and an MS patient involved in a treatment clinical trial.
Although diagnosed with MS, physician is ready to ride April 8, 2008
CYCLISTS with multiple sclerosis who participate in the BP MS 150 Bike Tour can wear a special jersey during the event.
Neurology faculty to lead national organizations June 15, 2007
Victor Rivera, M.D., professor of neurology, has been named the first chairman of the Hispanic Advisory Council of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dennis Landis, M.D., chair of neurology, has been inaugurated as president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology.
Dinner of Champions benefits Maxine Mesinger MS Clinic July 15, 2006
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Lone Star Chapter presented a check for more than $75,000 at the MS Society's Dinner of Champions, benefiting the Maxine Mesinger MS Clinic.
Multiple sclerosis public lecture to highlight genetic origins March 10, 2006
A program this month will shed light on the genetic roots of multiple sclerosis featuring adult and pediatric experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
PharmaFrontiers appoints Mathilda Mandel to clinical advisory board Dec. 1, 2005
PharmaFrontiers Corp, a company involved in the development of novel cell therapies, including one for multiple sclerosis, which is about to enter Phase IIb clinical trials…
An Invisible Path: An Interview with Dr. Victor Rivera Nov. 25, 2005
In the research laboratories and clinics, epic endeavors seek solutions to some of humanity's most insidious diseases and illnesses. One such clinic at Baylor College of Medicine is…
MS 150 riders gear up to race for research April 14, 2005
The real reason the MS 150 has grown so dramatically — the number of riders had to be capped this year — may be the demonstrable success in multiple sclerosis research and treatment supported by race funds, researchers and race officials say.
Rivera, Victor Nov. 9, 2004
An oral history interview with Victor Rivera conducted as part of the Houston History Project.
Multiple sclerosis expert recognized for volunteerism Dec. 31, 2003
Dr. Victor Rivera, a professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and medical director of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at BCM and The Methodist Hospital, has been honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Clinic design focuses on needs of MS patients Sept. 15, 2003
Before the first sketch was made, the staff of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital and FKP Architects met with patients and their families to design a clinic especially for them.
New multiple sclerosis clinic provides comprehensive care Sept. 15, 2003
Going from one specialist to another can be a long and tiresome process if you have multiple sclerosis--a chronic, often disabling neurological disease that affects the central nervous system and causes severe fatigue.
New MS clinic provides comprehensive care Sept. 3, 2003
The Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital opened today in Houston. The new clinic is designed to give patients unique access to care from a variety of specialists and medical staff, including neurologists, gynecologists, urologists, physical therapists and social workers.
Calendar – Multiple sclerosis program Aug. 21, 2003
Drs. Hutton and Foroozan will speak about optic neuritis in MS.
Rivera recognized for Multiple Sclerosis work Jan. 15, 2003
Victor Rivera, MD, a professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and attending and deputy chief of neurology at The Methodist Hospital, was recently named 2002 volunteer of the year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).
Medical Notes – Neurology professor gets volunteer award Nov. 28, 2002
Dr. Victor Rivera, professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and attending and deputy chief of neurology at The Methodist Hospital, was recently named 2002 volunteer of the year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Special vest makes a health statement for sufferers of MS Oct. 2, 2001
Thanks to a vest that has nothing to do with fashion, multiple sclerosis patient Michael Fagan was able to enjoy outdoor activities this summer such as a July 4th celebration and dinner on the Boardwalk in Kemah.