Behind every gift to UT Southwestern Medical Center is a story. These stories are what inspire us to search for new lifesaving treatments, deliver personalized care to our patients, and provide superb training to the researchers, physicians, and health care providers who are the future of medicine. Read more about the generous supporters who make our work possible.
Jim Hatcher made a promise to his wife, Joanie, in the final months of her battle with breast cancer. He pledged to carry on her legacy by helping other breast cancer patients and their families. That promise led to him establish the Jim and Joanie Hatcher Charitable Trust, which hosts an annual event for breast cancer patients and their families. His support has expanded to other areas for breast cancer patients and families as well.
When members of the Lakeside Aquatic Club wanted to give back to their community, they hosted two pink out-themed swimming events to raise money for breast cancer research. Raising nearly $6,000 through the two swimming events, they chose UT Southwestern Medical Center as the recipient of the funds because of the outstanding care one of the committee members received when she was treated for breast cancer at UT Southwestern.
James Amatruda, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has received generous support from Curing Kids' Cancer and Kevin's Ewing's Sarcoma Fund for his research on Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer found in children and adolescents. He is using an innovative zebrafish genetic system to understand how the Ewing's Sarcoma protein EWS-FLI1 turns a normal cell into a cancer cell.
Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) has awarded a $25,000 grant to UT Southwestern Medical Center to support Roshni Rao, M.D.'s, research to assess the personalized genetic history of patients with triple negative breast cancer. Dr. Rao, Assistant Professor of Surgery, is a recognized leader in breast cancer care and research.
Since its establishment in 2004, the Michael H. Winter Fund for Stroke Rehabilitation Research has significantly advanced stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation programs at UT Southwestern. Established in memory of Michael Winter by his wife, Lori, the fund has most recently been instrumental in helping UT Southwestern secure a highly competitive National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant.
Herbert S. Salomon, M.D.’s, career as a physician was cut short after losing a 10-year battle with cancer in 1971, just four years after graduating from UT Southwestern Medical School. But according to his brother, Stephen, Dr. Salomon’s story should not focus on the tragedy of his death, but rather on his incredible perseverance to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.