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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 (August 10)
This site was last updated on Aug. 12, 2020.
Clements University Hospital
The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of Aug. 12
The total cases on campus during the week of July 31–Aug. 6
UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.
A Special Celebration of Our Quarter Century Club Inductees
As mentioned by Dr. Podolsky during this morning’s briefing, our long-term employees play an invaluable role in the life of the Medical Center and have helped the institution become what it is today. This week marks Employee Recognition Week, during which we celebrate employees with 45, 40, 35, 30, and 25 years of service. Because of COVID-19, the traditional Quarter Century Club luncheon was replaced with a special virtual program recognizing honorees.
Replay of President's Weekly Briefing Available Online
In today’s weekly briefing, UT Southwestern President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky discussed declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and the latest campus numbers, available testing for children of employees through our partnership with Children’s Health, the recent visit from Gov. Greg Abbott on flu season preparations, and more. He also answered questions from the UTSW community. A replay of the broadcast is now available on the COVID-19 site.
Laboratories Remain Restricted to 50% Normal Occupancy
UT Southwestern research laboratories and core facilities may only staff up to 50 percent of normal occupancy at any one time. Up to two people per wet-bench laboratory bay and up to two people per enclosed tissue-culture room are permitted, as long as researchers wear masks or facial coverings, maintain physical distancing, and follow all standard laboratory safety practices. Visit the COVID-19 site for additional guidance on laboratory operations.
Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias in Science Webinar, Aug. 17
UT Southwestern’s Office of Faculty Diversity & Development/Office of Women’s Careers invites you to join a webinar exploring racial bias in science. This important event will feature thoughts from Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, and the perspectives of faculty members Drs. Helen Yin, Russell DeBose-Boyd, Joseph Takahashi, Ryan Hibbs, Ian Corbin, Rene Galindo, and Elisabeth Martinez. Please register in advance and join us at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.
Donations of Meals and PPE for Health Care Providers
We are still in need of donations of N95 masks, shields, goggles, gowns, germicidal wipes, and other PPE. Donations of meals and PPE are being coordinated through our Office of Development and Alumni Relations. They can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 214-648-8988. An online donation form is available for community members wishing to make a financial contribution to support our front-line care providers, patient care, and COVID-19 research efforts.
Upcoming Virtual Sessions
- Employee Appreciation Week: Aug. 10-14
- Friday Mindfulness: Aug. 14, 12:15 p.m.
- Faculty Lounge: Aug. 17, noon
- Recognizing and Addressing Racial Bias in Science: Aug. 17, 4 p.m.
- 2020 Fiscal Year-End Transaction Deadlines: Through Aug. 25
- 2020 Virtual Heart Walk: Sept. 12
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