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Forecasting for DFW
UT Southwestern’s COVID-19 current state analysis and forecasting model illustrates how COVID-19 is spreading across DFW based on real patient data we have received from Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties.View Latest Model (September 21)
This site was last updated on Sept. 21, 2020.
Clements University Hospital
The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of Sept. 20
The total cases on campus during the week of Sept. 11–Sept. 17
UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.
“What To Know” about COVID-19 and the Flu Season; Remember to Get Your Flu Shot
We’re bracing for a flu season like no other due to added concerns about COVID-19. In the latest episode of “What To Know,” Dr. John Warner, EVP for Health System Affairs, discusses this “perfect storm” with Dr. Julie Trivedi, Medical Director of UT Southwestern’s infection prevention efforts, and Dr. Paul Sue, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and share practical advice to staying safe. Your best bet: Make an appointment to get your flu shot on campus. A convenient drive-thru option is available (also by appointment). Review vaccination locations/schedules and detailed instructions.
UTSW Steps Challenge Winner: Thelma Morgan Defends Her Title
Thelma Morgan, a medical transcriptionist for Clinical Laboratory Services, is now a two-time, back-to-back, Steps Challenge champion. She logged an impressive 105,745 steps this past Saturday for the 2020 Dallas Heart Walk Digital Experience and UT Southwestern Steps Challenge – a whopping 47 miles. “My father died from a massive heart attack four years ago, and this is how I keep his memory alive. … I was on a mission to reach 100,000 steps, and I’m happy to say that I scored another victory for my dad,” she said. Learn more about what motivates her to move, and find out who else came in at the top of the Steps Challenge leaderboard and how many of our colleagues laced up to promote heart health.
UT Southwestern Science Cafe: The Hype and Hope of Stem Cell Therapy
This Thursday, Sept. 24, join Dr. Nasser Ayyad for a conversation about the science of regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments for spine conditions. Characterized by self-renewal and the potential to become any type of cell, stem cells show great promise for musculoskeletal conditions with the potential to repair or replace damaged cells and tissue. Extensive research is being conducted in this area, including at UT Southwestern. Learn about the what, how, and hope of this powerful cell-based tool.
Upcoming Virtual Sessions
- STARS Program Special Symposium – 2020 Careers in Biomedical Sciences: Sept. 19, 8:45 a.m.
- Faculty Lounge: Sept. 21, noon
- Microbiology Seminar Series: “Where am I? D-serine sensing helps drive niche specificity in pathogenic E. coli”: Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
- New Faculty Research Forum, Day 1: Sept. 22, 1 p.m.
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds with Dr. Brett Moran: “COVID-19, Parkland Hospital, and Clinical Innovation”: Sept. 23, 7 a.m.
- Getting Started with EndNote: Sept. 23, noon
- Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Grand Rounds with Dr. Natasha Hanners: "Type I Interferon Modulation of RNA Virus Infections": Sept. 24, 8 a.m.
- Renal Grand Rounds with Dr. Orson Moe: "Introduction to Renal Structure and Function": Sept. 24, noon
- Postdoc Appreciation Week with Dr. Sean Morrison: "Gratitude and discoveries: 20 years of great students and postdocs": Sept. 24, 1 p.m.
- UT Southwestern Science Cafe with Dr. Nasser Ayyad: "Regenerative Medicine: The Hype and Hope of Stem Cell Therapy": Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
For more, see the UTSW Events Calendar.
Featured COVID-19 Resources
You Can Help Fight COVID-19 in Your Community
For Everyone – Well or Sick
Download the COVID Symptom Tracker and take 1 minute each day to:
- Report your health daily even if you feel well
- Get a daily estimate of COVID in your area
- Help slow the outbreak near you
- Developed by the health science company ZOE in collaboration with scientists and physicians at King's College of London and Massachusetts General Hospital
For Health Care Workers
- Share clinical and life experiences in order to understand the perspectives and problems faced by those on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines
- Unite with other American health care workers to facilitate rapid-cycle research, including an upcoming large study of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness in preventing coronavirus infections in health care workers