News, Honors and Awards
Oct. 1, 2017 – Congratulations to Dr. David Balis on winning his age group (Men >40) at the National Aquathlon Championships. Dr. Balis competed in a 3K run, 1K swim, and 3K run during the competition in Austin, Texas.
August 17, 2017 – The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions will open the academic year with new departmental chairs: Dr. Temple Howell-Stampley in Physician Assistant Studies and Dr. Jeffrey Browning in Clinical Nutrition.
August 15, 2017 – Dr. Blake Barker, an Associate Dean for Student Affairs at UT Southwestern Medical School, posed a deceptively simple admissions question: Should faculty committees at academic medical centers be looking for perfect students, or resilient ones?
September 5, 2017 – Oanh Nguyen, M.D., M.A.S. receives a five-year K23 grant from NHLBI entitled, “Addressing Social Vulnerabilities to Prevent Hospital Readmissions in Adults with Cardiovascular Disease.” It focuses on understanding and reducing the risk of hospital readmission among Parkland patients admitted for heart disease (heart failure and ischemic heart disease). Her work will develop better predictive analytics to identify those at high-risk patients for both medical and social reasons, and develop a pilot intervention addressing both determinants of adverse post-hospital outcomes.
Sept. 2017 – Michael Bowen, M.D. - Top Rated Internal Medicine Grand Rounds in 2016 - “Rethinking Diabetes Screening and Case Finding Strategies in Clinical Practice: Who's Really at Risk?”
Sept. 2017 – Oanh Nguyen, M.D. - Top Rated Internal Medicine Grand Rounds in 2016 - “Redrawing the Boundaries of Medicine: The Case for Social Determinants of Health”
May 2017 – Reeni Abraham, M.D. - inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, UTSW Gamma Chapter Honor Society
May 2017 – Blake Barker, M.D. - Medical Graduation Marshal, 2017 Graduates
May 2017 – Reeni Abraham, M.D. - Outstanding Teacher (Med School) by a Faculty Member, Clerkship Students
May 2017 – Ami DeWaters, M.D. - Outstanding Teaching (Med School) by a Faculty Member, Clerkship Students
2017 – Michael Bowen, M.D. - Mentoring Excellence for Developing Leaders
2017 – Stephanie Brinker, M.D. - SGIM Institutional Champion
2017 – Rody Cox, M.D. - Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Gold Humanism Honor Society
2017 – Arthur Hong M.D. - Texas Health Resource Clinical Scholar
July 17, 2017 – Patients’ respiratory rates are often not accurately recorded in the hospital, researchers in UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) have found.
May 17, 2017 – One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization – a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.
January 31, 2017 – UT Southwestern Medical Center research supports an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach that embraces individualized care to prevent overtreatment, specifically for patients with type 2 diabetes.