Southwestern Medicine 2015

President's Message

Expanding Our Reach

UT Southwestern is expanding on multiple fronts, opening new facilities in North Texas and creating innovative alliances that broaden our reach and amplify our impact as a national health care leader.

Enhancing Our Capabilities 

Significant achievements this past year included the launch of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, National Cancer Institute recognition, anniversary of the Dallas Heart Study, and across-the-board technological innovation.



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Achieving Breakthroughs in Research

The exceptional work of faculty members was recognized this past year with honors from the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,The Rockefeller University, the Breakthrough Prize, and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas.

Educating the Next Generation

Rapid advances in health care demand new approaches to providing the best medical education possible, and establishing a “forward-looking curriculum” was one of the strategic priorities that Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky set for UT Southwestern as part of the agenda for his presidency. Under the leadership of Dr. Greg Fitz, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the Medical School, UT Southwestern has now achieved that goal, launching an updated Medical School curriculum and growing other programs, such as its School of Health Professions, with new leadership. And several UTSW residency programs are ranked among the top 10 nationally, further proof of a commitment to excellence in education.

Accomplishing Excellence

A center to study regenerative medicine was established this past year, Dr. Donald W. Seldin was honored for his legendary leadership, and Southwestern Medical Foundation celebrated 75-plus years of generous support.

In Memoriam

UT Southwestern mourns the loss of Nobel Laureate Dr. Alfred Goodman Gilman.