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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 (July 9)
This site was last updated on July 14, 2020.
- Aug. 1 – No UTSW-related domestic travel through Aug. 1
- Sept. 1 – No UTSW-related international travel through Sept. 1
Clements University Hospital
The total cases at Clements University Hospital as of July 14
The total cases on campus during the week of July 6–July 10
UTSW campus employee population is 19,000.
Reminder about President’s Weekly Briefing Tomorrow
Tune in at 9 a.m. tomorrow, and every Wednesday, for UTSW President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky’s weekly briefing on our latest efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and important developments at UT Southwestern. As with previous briefings, Dr. Podolsky will spend time answering questions he has received from the UT Southwestern community. Answers to any questions not addressed during the briefing will be posted online in the Q&A section.
Reminder: Nominations for Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards due July 27
The Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards honor exceptional contributions of clinical faculty – at any site of service – to the care of UTSW patients, to the education and training of the next generation of health care professionals, and to UT Southwestern overall. Nominations will be accepted online through Monday, July 27. UT Southwestern faculty are invited to nominate for all seven awards – including the Watson Award. Health System staff are invited to nominate faculty for three of the awards: The President’s Award for Diversity and Humanism in Clinical Care, the Patient and Family Recognition Award, and the Program Development Award. For more details and to nominate, visit the Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards website.
Startup Life: Is it Right for Me? UTSW – ACT Virtual Information Session
UT Southwestern’s Office for Technology Development is proud to partner with Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics (ACT) to present a virtual information session at noon tomorrow, July 15. Dr. Jinming Gao, UT Southwestern cancer researcher and co-founder of OncoNano Medicine, will share insights on the process of oncology technology commercialization. Other topics include the process of therapeutic commercialization, elements of a successful startup, real-life experiences and case studies, and available resources.
Bass Center DART Bus Service (Route 706) Affected by Construction Work
Stops for DART Bus Route 706 to the Bass Administrative and Clinical Center will be temporarily taken out of service due to construction, beginning tomorrow, July 15. Buses coming from UTSW Medical District/Parkland Station will serve the facility from Harry Hines Boulevard. Trips returning to the station will temporarily use the bus stops nearest the building on Forest Park. The detour is expected to last approximately three months, and the schedule is unaffected.
We’re in This, Together: Help Thank Our #HealthCareHeroes
At this unprecedented moment, when a global health crisis and social distancing seem determined to keep us apart, we are drawn closer, in spirit, by the generous support of North Texans. Join us in recognizing these health care heroes by sharing your message of gratitude.
Upcoming Virtual Sessions
- Microsoft Training Program: SharePoint Online: Choose from four remaining sessions, July 15-16
- Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Virtual Komen Breast Cancer Forum: July 15, 9 a.m.
- Startup Life: Is it Right for Me? UTSW – ACT Virtual Information Session: July 15, noon
- Annual Benefits Enrollment Period: July 15-31
- Fit2Be Cancer Free at UT Southwestern step challenge: July 16-Aug. 6
- Exercise and Cancer Prevention Webinar: July 17, 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
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