Kelsey Research Foundation Welcomes, Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., M.A.C.P.

HOUSTON (August 27, 2015) - Kelsey Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., M.A.C.P., has joined the organization as president and CEO.

Dr. DuPont is well-known and respected nationally in the Houston medical community for his contributions in infectious diseases research. In addition to his responsibilities as the president and CEO of Kelsey Research Foundation, he will continue to serve as the Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at UTHealth School of Public Health, Mary W. Kelsey Chair in the Medical Sciences at UTHealth Medical School and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health.

Dr. DuPont graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. He completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine and later internal medicine training at the University of Minnesota and Infectious Diseases from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Dr. DuPont has authored more than 700 scientific papers and 19 books. He was one of the researchers who helped identify noroviruses and first described how strains ofE. coliisolated from diarrhea cases produced illness.  

"Dr. DuPont's much anticipated arrival will help move this organization in a direction that will put us on the map when it comes to digestive disorders and diseases," said John Kelsey, chairman of the board at Kelsey Research Foundation. "Dr. DuPont's expertise in epidemiology and diseases of the digestive system support ground breaking research in his area and we are so happy to have him as the new leadership of the Foundation."

Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with physicians, hospitals, universities and the local research community to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is an area of interest of Dr. DuPont, who brings 40 years of experience in biomedical research, and will become a major focus for the Foundation in the next few years. FMT has been shown to be effective in treating patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and there is hope that this treatment may also provide relief for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Kelsey Research Foundation and to see what the future has in store for this great organization," Dr. Herbert DuPont, president and CEO of Kelsey Research Foundation. "Kelsey Research Foundation has a rich legacy focusing on education, research and health services - it is exciting to be a part of the expansion of this great organization, continuing the tradition of excellence to which the Foundation is committed. I greatly respect the physicians who work at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and respect the legacy of excellence in patient care that exists there. I enjoyed a long friendship with Dr. Mavis Kelsey and have been honored to hold, since 1988, the Mary W. Kelsey Professorship in the Medical Sciences at UTHealth Medical School, named in honor of Dr. Kelsey's wife, Mary."

About the Kelsey Research Foundation 

The Kelsey Research Foundation's mission to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education began more than a half-century ago. Today, the Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with physicians, hospitals and universities, as well as the local research community in the Texas Medical Center, to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. The Foundation is supported by generous contributions of current and former patients of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, local and national foundations, individuals, and companies concerned with improved health care delivery in the Houston area. 

About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic 

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multi-specialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's famous Texas Medical Center. More than 430 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 19 locations and an accredited Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, a Radiation Therapy Center, laboratory services, advanced radiology services and other diagnostic services, 15 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and a secure web portal for patients to communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors, get test results and schedule appointments. 

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation's first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold holds the honor for the most physicians in Houston certified for excellence in diabetes, heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationality accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, Endoscopy Center, Infusion Center and Cancer Center

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The Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, in partnership with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Neighborhood Centers Inc., will pilot an innovative program, Active Living after Breast Cancer, to help improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.


Clinical Trials Program

The Kelsey Research Foundation coordinates and provides oversight for all clinical trials performed by physicians at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Our clinical trials program has an excellent reputation for safety and high-quality data. Our clinical research coordinators, who are CCRC and IATA certified, have research experience in Phase II-IV clinical trials.  We look forward to speaking with you about collaborating on clinical trials with the Kelsey Research Foundation.

For more information please contact Kimberly Stanley, LVN, CCRC, at 713.442.1223 or

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Breast Cancer Support Group

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22nd Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Golf Classic


Monday, May 2, 2016
Kingwood Country Club
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail
Kingwood, Texas 77339

Registration is open for the 22nd Annual Kelsey Research Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Kingwood Country Club.

The Golf Classic is the premier fundraising event for the Kelsey Research Foundation. Over the past 20 years, this annual event has raised more than $4 million for research and patient education programs. The event includes a continental breakfast, putting contest, golf clinic, a round of golf, and a luncheon with awards presentation.