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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 24)
This site was last updated on Sept. 24, 2020.
Clements University Hospital
The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of Sept. 24
The total cases on campus during the week of Sept. 11–Sept. 17
UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.
Join the LGBTA BRG for the Totally Virtual 2020 LifeWalk
You're invited to join the LGBTA Business Resource Group and the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion for the 2020 LifeWalk benefiting Prism Health North Texas, a local nonprofit organization that provides HIV primary care and prevention services to our community. The virtual LifeWalk will be Sunday, Oct. 11. During the pandemic, Prism Health North Texas has seen an increase in testing, behavioral health services, and people returning to care at the organization. Join the UT Southwestern team and get walking on Oct. 11! Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed for Research Study on Pandemic Impact
The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is currently conducting a study (IRB# STU-2020-0423) to understand the impact of COVID-19 on school personnel and parents of school-age children. The purpose of this study is to understand how COVID-19 has impacted school personnel and parents of school-age children related to mental health, resilience, and coping skills developed related to COVID-19. The study team hopes the information learned will benefit other people with similar situations in the future, and plans to help school districts to develop resources to address the pandemic impact.
Participants who choose to participate in the survey should submit the online form. If you choose to participate in the follow-up survey, the team will ask you to provide your email, and they will de-identify your data and create a password-protected file with your information. Estimated survey completion time will be 20-30 minutes. Interested participants must:
- Be at least 18 years old to consent to participate
- Be an employee of a school, or a parent of a school-aged child (4-18)
- Be fluent in English
Join Us Tonight for UT Southwestern Science Cafe: The Hype and Hope of Stem Cell Therapy
Tonight at 7 p.m., join Dr. Nasser Ayyad for a conversation about the science of regenerative medicineand 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.
Voter Registration Cards Available on Campus
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. It’s easy to register to vote, and you can do so on campus. Pick up a voter registration card at University Stores and campus food courts, then mail it in (no stamp needed) by Oct. 5. In Dallas County, you can vote at any polling station; take your driver’s license with you, as you may not receive a voter ID card before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 30, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Get the details, including mail-in voting requests and early voting information, at votetexas.gov.
Upcoming Virtual Sessions
- Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Department Forum with Dr. Thomas Wang: Sept. 25, 8 a.m.
- University Police Campus Safety Q&A: Sept. 25, noon
- Renal Grand Rounds with Dr. Biff Palmer: "Regulation of ECF Volume": Sept. 25, noon
- Friday Mindfulness: Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m.
- Adaptive Sports Virtual Expo: Sept. 26, 9 a.m.
- Faculty Lounge: Sept. 28, noon
- Allyship, Advocacy, & Identity: Navigating Pan-Asian Intersectionality in A Healthcare Work Environment: Sept. 29, noon
- Goals Forums (FY21 goal planning with the iPerform tool): Choose from four sessions, Sept. 28-30
- Promotion & Tenure Workshops: Demystifying the P&T Process: Sept. 30, noon
- Searching Ovid Medline: Sept. 30, noon
- Lunchtime with Epic "Hackers": Sept. 30, 12:30 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