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Research and Innovation
Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease and stroke, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of medical progress.
UT Southwestern’s gene therapy center is trailblazing a series of clinical trials for rare neurological diseases in which a single gene missing from the patient’s DNA can be packaged into a harmless virus and delivered into brain cells.News Releases
Education and Training
As one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, UT Southwestern trains the physicians, medical scientists, and health care professionals of the future.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s reboot of the Being Human Hall includes a striking exhibit of a human brain with the spinal cord attached.News Releases
We’re one of the world’s top academic medical centers, treating more than 60 subspecialties, several of which are consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Appointments: 214-645-8300
UT Southwestern Medical Center has retained its listing as the No. 1-ranked hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and No. 2 in Texas, while ranking nationally among the top 50 programs in seven clinical specialty areas.MedBlog
The story of UT Southwestern is one of phenomenal growth, fueled by exceptional people with an extraordinary vision: to establish an academic medical center second to none.
In less than two years, 5-year-old Willow Cannan went from filling the air with laughter to being unable to swallow or walk. The Mississippi girl suffers from an extremely rare and deadly metabolic disease, but UT Southwestern experts believe they have a way to save patients just like her.
Health Insights: Reducing opioid abuse
As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, Texas is taking some important steps in the battle, from improved monitoring of prescription painkillers to expanded programs to treat addiction. But as UT Southwestern pain management expert Dr. Carl Noe explains, the crisis cannot be solved until we educate more physicians and the public about real alternatives to these addictive pills.
Two-pronged approach to catch liver cancer at its earliest stages
Researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have found that combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test can improve liver cancer detection by 40 percent.
UT Southwestern brain experts hit the field for concussion awareness
As football season kicks off, UT Southwestern researchers and clinicians are teaming up in the community to raise awareness about concussions. They’re fighting some misconceptions about safety, but also making sure athletes, parents and coaches are on the defense when it comes to protecting those with their head in the game.
Engineering hope: UT Southwestern targets rare diseases
They sound like so many of our children: A pair of sisters who love unicorns, ballet and singing to hummingbirds. A 5-year-old boy who pinches his siblings when his parents aren’t watching and has the energy to run for hours. Imagine these youthful moments suddenly beginning to slip away. There are 30 million people in the U.S. suffering from rare diseases. Half of them are kids, and many develop normally until symptoms strike. A pair of pioneering researchers at UT Southwestern have a plan in place to reverse the sobering effects of terminal illnesses through gene therapy.
New blood test speeds up heart attack diagnosis
A new high-sensitivity blood test is cutting the time to diagnose a heart attack by more than half and UT Southwestern Medical Center clinicians are among the first in the nation to use it.