Annual Review 2017

President's Message

Accelerating Brain Research to Improve Treatment

Scientists and clinicians at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute improved care for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and injuries this past year through innovative research in areas such as regenerative medicine, biomarker identification, and personalized therapy.

Making Inroads Against Cancer

Armed with the latest technology, UT Southwestern oncologists and scientists are taking aim at cancer by using the world’s best radiation oncology machinery, developing innovative nanoparticle-based immunotherapies, and investigating new diagnostic tools based on bioinformatics.

Achieving Breakthroughs in Heart, Transplant Medicine

Heart and transplant medicine specialists are pushing the envelope to achieve new breakthroughs in patient care, from investigating ways to potentially one day regenerate heart muscle in humans to tackling the toughest surgical cases by using innovative, challenging techniques.

Positioning UT Southwestern for the Future

UT Southwestern continued to expand this past year, breaking ground on an addition to the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital as part of an $875 million facilities improvement project, while also increasing the size and scope of its clinical, educational, and research programs.

Advancing Science and Medicine

Exceptional scientific achievements this past year included discovery of a link between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, identification of a gene that limits the desire to drink alcohol, and solution of 3-D protein structures using advanced microscopy