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2015 Article Archive

Awards for June 2015


Awards received by UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty in June 2015.

Awards for May 2015


Awards received by UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty in May 2015.

Regenerative medicine biologists discover a cellular structure that explains fate of stem cells


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists collaborating with University of Michigan researchers have found a previously unidentified mechanism that helps explain why stem cells undergo self-renewing divisions but their offspring do not.

Schermerhorn Scholarship Award 2015


The recognition is named for the late Dr. John Schermerhorn, who during a long career at UT Southwestern served as Dean of the School of Health Professions – then known as the UT Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School – from 1971 to 1986.

Yan chosen for Burroughs Wellcome Foundation award


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has selected Dr. Nan Yan, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as one of its 2015 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases.

Physician Assistant student wins American Academy award


Paul A. Gonzales, who is preparing to start his second year in the Physician Assistant program of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, has won a national award from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Pet care can help improve adolescents’ Type 1 diabetes management, pediatricians find


UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child’s diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels.

Karen J. Kowalske outstanding medical student in PM&R award


Like perhaps most medical students, Dr. Charles Taylor II began his matriculation at UT Southwestern Medical School with little insight as to what specialty he might be interested in. He just knew he had landed in the right place to pursue his dream.

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth.

Cell that replenishes heart muscle found by researchers


Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a new cell lineage-tracing technique they devised.