2016 Article Archive

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue analysis during prostate

PCSK9-inhibitor drug class that grew out of UTSW research becomes a game-changer for patient with extremely high cholesterol

PCSK9-inhibitor drug class that grew out of UTSW research becomes a game-changer for patient with extremely high cholesterol

 

A 59-year-old heart patient with dangerously high levels of cholesterol that could not be adequately reduced by statin drugs now has near-normal cholesterol levels, thanks to a new class of drugs that grew out of work done by UTSW researchers.

Researchers build powerful 3-D microscope, create images of cancer cells in controlled microenvironments

Researchers build powerful 3-D microscope, create images of cancer cells in controlled microenvironments

 

Researchers have designed and built a microscope capable of creating high-resolution, 3-D images of living cancer cells in realistic, controllable microenvironments.

Neuroscientist awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for insights into memory storage and retrieval

Neuroscientist awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for insights into memory storage and retrieval

 

Dr. Brad Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and a Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in Neuroscience.

New VP for Facilities Management named

New VP for Facilities Management named

 

Juan M. Guerra Jr. has been selected as the new Vice President for Facilities Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Mr. Guerra, who began his duties on Feb. 1, succeeds Kirby Vahle, who has retired after 28 years of service.

Hobbs feted with a celebration of women

Hobbs feted with a celebration of women

 

On Nov. 8, 2015, UT Southwestern Medical Center geneticist Dr. Helen Hobbs was honored on national television as a recipient of one of the Breakthrough Prizes.

Renowned foot specialist selected to lead Orthopaedic Surgery Department

Renowned foot specialist selected to lead Orthopaedic Surgery Department

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center has selected Dr. Dane Wukich, a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher, to become the third Chairman of UT Southwestern’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, following a rigorous n

Harvard investigator joins UTSW colleagues in diabetes battle recounting

Harvard investigator joins UTSW colleagues in diabetes battle recounting

 

Dr. David M. Nathan, Director of the General Clinical Research Center and the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes diabetes as the “biggest epidemic in the world.”

Global Health conference addresses building robust, agile health care systems

Global Health conference addresses building robust, agile health care systems

 

Global Health conference addresses building robust, agile health care systems

3 faculty members inducted into Shine Academy

3 faculty members inducted into Shine Academy

 

Three UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members – Dr. Elizabeth Brickner, Dr. Celia Jenkins, and Dr. Biff Palmer – were elected recently to the UT Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.