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2015 Article Archive

Scientists identify key receptors behind development of acute myeloid leukemia


UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have discovered that a certain class of receptors that inhibit immune response are crucial for the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting adults.

Scherer to receive Banting Medal for diabetes research


Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the highest honor bestowed by the American Diabetes Association.

Hooper and Kliewer elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences


The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today announced the election of two UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members – Dr. Lora Hooper and Dr. Steven Kliewer, one of the highest honors attainable by American scientists.

Plastic surgeons identify link between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome


Researchers found that 34 percent of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome also reported migraines, compared to 16 percent of patients reporting migraines without carpal tunnel syndrome.

Class Notes


Class Notes from the April 2015 edition of Center Times.

Study finds health care access support is lacking for young Iraqi refugees


UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric physician-researchers recently examined the health care access barriers facing children who are Iraqi refugees.

Fox named first holder of ‘Buddy’ Giesecke Distinguished Professorship


Dr. Amanda Fox, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, has been named the inaugural holder of the A.H. “Buddy” Giesecke, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Schmid elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Sandra L. Schmid, chair of the Department of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

UT Southwestern acquires next-generation microscopes to create whole brain imaging facility


UT Southwestern’s Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair (TIBIR) has acquired a pair of TissueCyte 1000 microscopes, the latest generation in serial two-photon laser imaging, as a centerpiece of its new Whole Brain Microscopy Facility.

Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants


UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants.