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2015 Article Archive

Pulmonologist Girod selected to receive 2015 Watson Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine


Dr. Carlos E. Girod, Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine.

HHMI awards 2015 international fellowships to two graduate students


The fellowships are among 45 awarded to students from 18 countries.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program accreditation highlights advances in treatments and research of disease


When Derrik Neal began having trouble breathing, he initially assumed it was because he was overweight. But after blacking out several times, he learned he had idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.

Technological integration places academic medical center among the “Most Wired” for fifth consecutive year


UT Southwestern Medical Center is on the national “Most Wired” hospitals list for a fifth consecutive year, thanks to its use of such technologies as databases to help physicians better identify high-risk patients and tools that keep physicians, nurse

Molecular biophysics student receives HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowship


Claudio Morales-Perez, a fourth-year graduate student in molecular biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected for the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Manipulating molecule in the brain improves stress response, new target for depression treatment


Increasing the levels of a signaling molecule found in the brain can positively alter response to stress, revealing a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of depression, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.

Lipid enzyme heightens insulin sensitivity and shows promise as potential therapy to treat Type 2 diabetes, study shows


Reducing high concentrations of a fatty molecule that is commonly found in people with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rapidly improves insulin sensitivity.

Dermatologist offers unique treatment for vitiligo skin discoloration


A UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatologist has improved a technique to transplant pigment cells that can repair the affected area of skin discoloration from vitiligo.

Drug shows promise as single-dose cure and as preventive treatment for malaria, researchers find


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and in Australia have shown that a drug currently in testing shows potential to cure malaria in a single dose and offers promise as a preventive treatment as well.

NIH National Cancer Institute awards top-tier comprehensive status to Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center its highest designation, making it one of only 45 cancer centers nationally to receive this distinction over the past 44 years.