News, Honors and Awards 2016
Jason Fish, M.D. is named President Elect of the North Texas American Diabetes Association. He and Michael Bowen represent UT Southwestern as board members.
Stephanie Brinker, M.D. becomes the Director of the University of Texas Dallas-UTSW PACT Program
Blake Barker, M.D. is named Medical Graduation Marshal by the 2016 graduates
Blake Barker, M.D. is inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.
Blake Barker, M.D. earns fellowship status with the American College of Physicians.
David Balis, M.D. finishes in the top at the Tri for Casa Sprint Triathlon (TX State Championship, 1st Master’s (2nd overall); Swim Across America, 2.4 mile open water swim, 3rd overall; Texas Man Olympic Triathlon, 1st overall.
Ethan Halm, M.D. receives the Center for Translational Medicine Outstanding Mentorship Award, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Jason Newman, M.D. receives the Outstanding Outpatient Teaching Award from the medical students
General Internal Medicine faculty named D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas: Blake Barker, M.D., David Balis, M.D., Stephanie Brinker, M.D., Carol Croft, M.D., Ethan Halm, M.D., Magda Hennes, M.D., Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D.
Carol Croft, M.D. is named as one of Texas Monthly Magazine’s Texas Super Doctors
Michael Bowen, M.D. wins the Outstanding Quality and Patient Safety Oral Presentation Award at the 2016 Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference
Jason Fish, M.D. is awarded Healthcare Informatics Innovation of the Year/Ambulatory Quality Program
Bridges to Excellence in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care recognition from Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Texas: Bethany Agusala, M.D., Vini Bapna, M.D., David Balis, M.D., Blake Barker, M.D., Michael Bowen, M.D., Stephanie Brinker, M.D., Chevelle Brudey, M.D., Carol Croft, M.D., Jason Fish, M.D., Ethan Halm, M.D., Temple Howell-Stampley, M.D., Ellwood Jones, M.D., Wen Lai, M.D., Steven Leach, M.D., Mary McGarry, M.D., Adebisi Obafemi, M.D., Angela Orlino, M.D., Irina Privorotskaya, M.D., Adrian Salazar, M.D., Heather Wainstein, M.D.
Jason Fish, M.D. earns the Impact Service Award – Blue Level
Brett Moran, M.D. is named Epic Systems Physician of the Year – PACademy Award by the Physicians Advisory Council Academy
Mary McGarry, M.D. receives a Gold PACT pin
Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows
June 24, 2016 – People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow-up on abnormal stool blood test results – even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don’t require a doctor visit, a study involving UT Southwestern population health researchers shows.
May 16, 2016 – Hospital Revenue Not a Factor in Clinical Outcomes
Researchers find safety-net clinics are important options for minority, low-income populations, even those with health insurance coverage
March 31, 2016 – Safety-net clinics are likely to continue to play a critical role in meeting the needs of insured minority and low-income populations despite expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.
Data from full hospital stay not much better at predicting risk for readmission than data from first day
March 30, 2016 – Culling more detailed clinical data from electronic health records throughout a hospital stay did not substantially improve predictions about who was more likely to be readmitted, an analysis by UT Southwestern researchers showed, suggesting further studies will be needed to help build effective analytical tools that can help predict outcomes and readmissions.
March 30, 2016 – How well a hospital performs financially is not associated with better clinical outcomes, based on results of a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center that examined hospital mortality and readmission rates.