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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 (October 22)
Quick, daily COVID-19 screening for UTSW employees, faculty, and learners in nonclinical buildingsLog Into UTSW Protect
This site was last updated on Oct. 22, 2020.
Clements University Hospital
The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of Oct. 22
The total cases on campus during the week of Oct. 9–Oct. 15
UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.
Full Supply of High-Dose Vaccines Available as Flu Shot Campaign Continues
Occupational Health now has a full supply of high-dose flu vaccines (Fluzone HD) for individuals 65 and older. Appointments are required to help promote social distancing and the safety of all UT Southwestern employees. A convenient drive-thru option is also available by appointment. Review the updated vaccination locations/schedules and detailed instructions on how to make an appointment and receive your flu vaccine in accordance with UTSW policy.
Making Your Voice Heard: Reminders for Casting Your Vote
Election Day is Nov. 3, and UT Southwestern encourages all members of our community to make time to vote this election cycle. While the process feels different this year due to added precautions in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, early voting is under way in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and neighboring counties through Oct. 30. Whenever possible, employees should vote before or after their normal work hours. If that’s not possible, please work with your supervisor in advance on arrangements in accordance with UT Southwestern’s Voting Leave Policy (EMP-264).
As the electoral process continues over the next two weeks, remember that UT Southwestern and its employees are bound by the following restrictions for the protection of our institution:
- State funds and state property may not be used to influence the outcome of any election, legislative measure, or to participate in any political activity or campaign (ETH-110).
- Employees wishing to communicate political opinions may only do so on their own time, without using UTSW resources, stationery, email, titles, branding, logos, or social media handles (ADM-302).
UT Southwestern remains committed to the free and open exchange of ideas as a pillar of our democracy, and we hope everyone in our community will exercise their right to make their voices heard at the polls this season.
You’re Invited to Take the Office of Institutional Compliance Survey
The Office of Institutional Compliance invites you to participate in a survey to provide your feedback to help assess the compliance environment within UTSW. The confidential survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete, and will remain open through Monday, Nov. 16. Your participation will help advance UT Southwestern’s mission by identifying areas for improvement so the Office can continue to strengthen the institution’s compliance program. The Office of Institutional Compliance is committed to promoting ethical conduct and compliance awareness to achieve its mission of fostering a culture of honesty and integrity. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PeopleSoft Downtime This Weekend, Oct. 23-26
Beginning 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, all PeopleSoft applications will be unavailable while the PeopleSoft team performs a system upgrade. All other related systems such as Taleo Learn, Taleo Talent Acquisition Management (TAM), and Oracle HCM Goals and Performance will continue to be available during this time. If you experience any issues following the upgrade, please contact the IR Service Desk at 214-648-7600, option 4 for PeopleSoft, or ServiceDesk@UTSouthwestern.edu.
Upcoming Virtual Sessions
- Sock It to Cancer with the Employee Advisory Council: Oct. 23
- McDermott Center Clinical Genetics Grand Rounds: Oct. 23, 9 a.m.
- Fall Into Good Financial Health: “Inside Money – Managing Income and Debt”: Oct. 23, 11 a.m.
- Friday Mindfulness: Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.
- Endocrine Grand Rounds with Jaclyn Albin, M.D.: "Culinary Medicine: An Innovative Approach to Promote Lifestyle Change": Oct. 23, 1 p.m.
- Center for Organogenesis and Trauma (CORT) Guest Lecture with Craig Crandall, Ph.D.: "Revascularization and Reinnervation of Grafted Skin: Implications for Thermoregulation in the Burn Survivor”: Oct. 23, 4 p.m.
- PROVIDES Seminar Series with Dr. Sonya Neal: “The role of Rhomboid Pseudoproteases in ERADicating Misfolded Membrane Proteins”: Oct. 23, 4 p.m.
- 2020 Komen Dallas Virtual MORE THAN PINK WALK: Oct. 24
- 2020 Research and Health Careers Conference sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion: Oct. 24, 9 a.m.
- Physiology Seminar Series with Michael S. Marks, Ph.D.: "The dark side of organelle biogenesis enlightened by rare human disease": Oct. 26, 2 p.m.
- Faculty Lounge with Mona Robbins, Ph.D.: Oct. 26, noon
- Fall Into Good Financial Health: “Is TRS Enough?”: Oct. 26, noon
- O'Brien Kidney Center Seminar with Samir M. Parikh, M.D.: "Kidney stress resistance: moving metabolism to the patient": Oct. 26, noon
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