Newsroom Article Archive

African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure


African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzed data from the Dallas Heart Study to determine why.

UT Southwestern scientists honored as rising stars in Texas research


Two UT Southwestern faculty members have been selected to receive 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

Dr. Amneris Luque honored for HIV/HPV care, achievements by Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber


Dr. Amneris Luque honored for HIV/HPV care, achievements by Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber

Elagolix reduces menstrual bleeding from most common uterine tumors


A new oral drug significantly reduced menstrual bleeding for women with the most common gynecologic tumors in the United States – benign tumors that disproportionately affect African-Americans, an international clinical trial found.

Reanalyzing gene tests prompts new diagnoses in kids


A new study from UT Southwestern quantifies for the first time how quickly these rapid advancements in genomics may benefit patients. Research published in JAMA Pediatrics includes a five-year review of more than 300 epilepsy cases that showed about a third of children had a change in diagnosis based on new data. In some cases, the review helped doctors prescribe a more effective treatment.

O’Donnell Brain Institute helps U.S. effort to research learning, memory


UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute will help in a national effort to understand the neural circuits behind learning, memory, and behavior.

UT Southwestern receives grant from the Amgen Foundation to host Amgen Scholars Program


Through a $74M, 16-year investment, Amgen Scholars Program will partner with 24 top educational and research institutions worldwide

Cytokine levels could predict immunotherapy problems


Researchers at UT Southwestern have identified blood-based biomarkers that may help identify those patients at greatest risk of developing autoimmune side effects from the treatment.

Rosen becomes UT Southwestern’s first Allen Distinguished Investigator


Biophysicist Dr. Michael Rosen – whose research is at the forefront of work revealing the fundamental process of protein phase transitions within the cell – today became UT Southwestern’s first Allen Distinguished Investigator.

Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee selected EVP, Provost, and Dean to lead UT Southwestern’s academic mission


Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, a world leader in hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will become the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, effective Feb. 4, 2019.