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2015 Article Archive

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital identified as Top Performer by The Joint Commission


The designation recognizes accredited hospitals that achieve a 95 percent or above on numerous safety and quality accountability measures.

Children’s Research Institute identifies emergency response system for blood formation


Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have determined how the body responds during times of emergency when it needs more blood cells.

Zale Lipshy University Hospital recognized for excellence in clinical quality, patient satisfaction


UT Southwestern Medical Center has received two major patient satisfaction awards from Press Ganey, a national consulting firm specializing in health care performance.

Digital connectivity and clinical excellence place UTSW on list of nation’s “Most Connected Hospitals”


UT Southwestern Medical Center has been ranked one of the “Most Connected Hospitals” for 2015-2016 by U.S. News & World Report based on its commitment to the use of digital technology in health care.

UT Southwestern health fairs bring quality care to 22 Metroplex locations


Thanks to UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network, some 68,000 members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community are receiving much-needed access to quality health care, including flu shots, screenings, education, and more through a series of 22 health fairs a

Geneticist receives Breakthrough Prize


UT Southwestern Medical Center geneticist Dr. Helen H. Hobbs is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

White coat hypertension and masked hypertension associated with higher rates of heart and vascular disease


Patients whose blood pressures spikes in the doctor’s office but not at home, and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor’s office, suffer more heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes than patients with normal blood pressu

Dr. Elliot Frohman receives Barancik Prize for innovative multiple sclerosis research


Dr. Elliot Frohman of UT Southwestern Medical Center was one of three researchers on a team to win the 2015 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Williamson selected as School of Health Professions Dean


Dr. Jon Williamson, Professor of Health Care Sciences, has been named Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

Researchers identify an enzyme as a major culprit of autoimmune diseases


Activating an enzyme that sounds an alarm for the body’s innate immune system causes two lethal autoimmune diseases in mice, while inhibiting the same enzyme rescues them, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.