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Dr. Howrey is a physician’s physician. He says that at Cook Children's, "My colleagues and I are able to focus on patients. We can fully engage. This is not an academic institution. This is a place for children, some of them very sick, to get well."
Playing with kids, being with kids, having permission to be a kid, are what attracted him to pediatrics.
How much does Dr. Howrey love medicine and his role as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Cook Children’s Hospital? When asked what he would do if he won the lottery, he replied, "I'd still be doing exactly this, I'd just not be doing it on holidays and weekends."
Dr. Howrey is orginally from Michigan where, he says, "The sun never shined. I love Texas, the sun always shines here." As former Division 3 competitive swimmer, he really enjoys the sunshine and still finds time to swim.
He and his wife have three teenagers of their own, and what he's learned as both a father and doctor are that, "A good sense of humor is imperative to working with kids today."
MURRAY, J. C., HOWREY, R. P., MCGLOTHLIN, J. C., & COLALUCA, B. (2013). Precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) associated with neurofibromatosis, type 1 (NF1). 2013 Children's Tumor Foundation (Neurofibromatosis) Annual Conference, Monterey, CA. June 8-11, 2013.
Castro, S., Clark, T., Heym, J., HOWREY, R. P., Burdock, C., Molina, M., King, G., & Brennan, L. (2008). An evidence-based practice project to implement enteral feeding for nutrition support during pediatric stem cell transplant. Sigma Theta Tau / Delta Theta Chapter Research Symposium, Arlington, TX. December, 2008.
Jaroscak, J., Goltry, K., Smith, A., Waters-Pick, B., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T. A., HOWREY, R. P., Chao, N., Douville, J., Burhop, S., Fu, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2003). Augmentation of umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation with ex vivo-expanded UCB cells: Results of a phase 1 trial using the AastromReplicell system. Blood, 101(12), 5061-5067.
HOWREY, R. P., El-Alfondi, M., Phillips, K. L., Wilson, L., Rooney, B., Lan, N., Sullenger, B., & Smith, C. (2000). An in vitro system for efficiently evaluating gene therapy approaches to hemoglobinopathies. Gene Therapy, 7(3), 215-223.
HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Ciocci, G., Driscoll, T. A., Szarolcs, P., Buckley, R. H., Rubinstein, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). An update on unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for correction of genetic diseases. Proceedings of the Special IBMTR/ABMTR Workshop on the Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anaheim, CA. March 26-27, 2000.
HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T. A., Szarolcs, P., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for myelodysplastic syndrome in children. Miami, FL. February 10, 2000.
HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Driscoll, T., Szabolcs, P., Kelly, T., Shall, E. J., Bearman, S. I., Slat-Vasquez, V., Rubinstein, P., Stevens, C. E., & Kurtzberg, J. (2000). Graft-versus-leukemia-induced complete remission following unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for acute leukemia. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 26(11), 1251-1254.
Lan, N., Rooney, B. L., Lee, S. W., HOWREY, R. P., Smith, C. A., & Sullenger, B. A. (2000). Enhancing RNA repair efficiency by combining trans-splicing ribozymes that recognize different accessible sites on a target RNA. Molecular Therapy: The Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 2(3), 245-255.
Martin, P., Lacaze, M., Driscoll, T., Szaboles, P., Kurtzberg, J., Wiley, J., Rubinstein, P., & HOWREY, R. P. (2000). Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant for osteopetrosis. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Francisco, CA. December 1-5, 2000.
HOWREY, R. P., Lipham, W. J., Schultz, W. H., Buckley, E. G., Dutton, J. J., Klintworth, G. K., & Rosoff, P. M. (1998). Sebaceous gland carcinoma: A subtle second malignancy following radiation therapy in patients with bilateral retinoblastoma. Cancer, 83(4), 767-771.
HOWREY, R. P., Martin, P. L., Ciocci, G., Driscoll, T. A., Frey, M., Buckley, R. H., Hickling, W. H., Wiley, J., Provenzale, J., Morse, R., Rubinstein, P., Krivit, W., & Kurtzberg, J. (1998). Efficient retrovirus mediated PIG-A gene transfer and stable restoration of GPI-anchored protein expression in PNH. 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, Miami, FL. December 4-8, 1998.
Lan, N., HOWREY, R. P., Lee, S. W., Smith, C. A., & Sullenger, B. A. (1998). Ribozyme-mediated repair of sickle beta-globin mRNAs in erythrocyte precursors. Science (New York, N.Y.), 280(5369), 1593-1596.
Lan, N., HOWREY, R. P., Lee, S., Smith, C., & Sullenger, R. (1997). Trans-splicing ribozymes can be targeted to react with specific sequences of intra-cellular B-globin mRNA. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Diego, CA. December 5-9, 1997.
Nishimura, J., Phillips, K. L., Ware, R., Hall, S., Howard, T., Wilson, L., Gentry, T., HOWREY, R. P., Galardi, C., Kinoshita, T., Gilboa, E., Rosse, W. F., & Smith, C. (1997). Efficient retrovirus mediated PIG-A gene transfer and stable restoration of GPI-anchored protein expression in PNH. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, San Diego, CA. December 5-9, 1997.
Noonan, L., HOWREY, R. P., & Ginsburg, C. M. (1996). Freshwater submersion injuries in children: A retrospective review of seventy-five hospitalized patients. Pediatrics, 98(3 Pt 1), 368-371.
Welch, D. R., Schissel, D. J., HOWREY, R. P., & Aeed, P. A. (1989). Tumor-elicited polymorphonuclear cells, in contrast to "normal" circulating polymorphonuclear cells, stimulate invasive and metastatic potentials of rat mammary adenocarcinoma cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 86(15), 5859-5863.
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