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2015 Article Archive

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital completes historic first year


UT Southwestern Medical Center’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital has delivered impressive clinical service in its first year of service while also receiving several performance-based national honors.

American Association of University Women honors MSTP student


Mariam El-Ashmawy, an M.D./Ph.D. student at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to help complete her dissertation in cell biology.

Graduate students garner valued NSF support


Students, faculty, and Graduate School leadership gathered recently to celebrate the latest winners of graduate research fellowships presented by the National Science Foundation.

UT Southwestern launches concussion registry to study brain injuries


UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair (TIBIR) has initiated one of the nation’s first concussion registries for student athletes and others aimed at improving treatment for this all-too-common sports injury.

Tips to minimize risk of sports-related concussion in youth


With scholastic sports such as football now in full swing, the potential for head injuries increases.

Fort Worth engineer fought epilepsy for decades before surgery ended her seizures


Twala Freeman is an electrical engineer, so it might be considered cruel irony that she long suffered from epileptic seizures, a virtual “electric storm” of neurons firing without control in her brain.

Excellence in education on campus, within UT System recognized


Outstanding educators from all three of the schools at UT Southwestern Medical Center were recognized recently at the 11th Annual Excellence in Education reception and awards ceremony.

Class Notes - December 2015


Four UT Southwestern Medical School graduates reunited and reminisced at their 40th year reunion at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, where they had all been students in the same calculus class.

CPRIT awards faculty $19.6 million for research in cervical, breast, lung, colon, kidney, and pediatric cancers, and cancer biology


The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UTSW researchers more than $19.6 million in grants to improve preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services relating to different cancers, and to improve understanding of cancer biology.

Research finding could lead to targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown that a pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal (GI) systems healthy.