Community Engagement & Research Programs & Highlights

Childhood Obesity

A study focusing on childhood obesity among Hispanics by Glenn Flores, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Sciences, resulted in several media mentions. 

PROSPR Grant

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System as a national site to improve screening for colorectal cancer, the nation’s No. 3 cancer killer.

The five-year, $6.3 million NCI grant establishes the Parkland-UT Southwestern PROSPR Center as part of a three-site network for colorectal cancer screening. The UT Southwestern-Parkland partnership, which hopes to reach more than 32,000 Dallas County residents age 50 and older, is unique because its screening effort will focus on people who lack insurance or are underinsured. 

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