Chronic conditions like heart disease, liver disease, and obesity are among the leading causes of death around the world.
The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions conferred degrees on 115 graduates in Commencement exercises held Dec. 11 in the Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium.
Dr. Michael Choti, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, has been selected to hold the Joan and Dr. George Bayoud Professorship in General Surgery.
Dr. Blake Barker, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, has been selected to join the Office of the Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, as an Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
Melinda Brock used to hide the fact from her high school students that she couldn’t see all that well. Because of a genetic eye disease called keratoconus, which causes the cornea to become thin, cone-shaped, and eventually rupture, she had very poor vision, even with her contacts.
Dr. Joseph Albanesi, Professor of Pharmacology, and Dr. Beth Brickner, Professor of Internal Medicine, received Distinguished Educator Awards for UT Southwestern Medical School during the 12th Annual Excellence in Education reception and awards ceremony held recently at the A.W. Harris Faculty and Alumni Center.
Bioinformatics graduate student Andres Nevarez – who is working on a project that uses advanced computer vision to detect the spread of skin cancer – says his parents fostered his interest in science from an early age.
Shannon L. Williams, former Director of Student Services at UT Arlington, has been appointed to UT Southwestern Medical Center’s newly created position of Director of Student Enrollment Services.
Awards for November 2016
Faculty newsmakers recognized in the December 2016 issue of Center Times include Drs. Brown, Pitt, Smith, and Vongpatanasin.