2016 Article Archive

Newsmakers for December 2016


Faculty newsmakers recognized in the December 2016 issue of Center Times include Drs. Brown, Pitt, Smith, and Vongpatanasin.

Researchers find new biomarker for brain cancer prognosis


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new biomarker for glioma, a common type of brain cancer, that can help doctors determine how aggressive a cancer is and that could eventually help determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. Frederick Bonte: January 18, 1922 - November 28, 2016


Dr. Frederick Bonte, Professor Emeritus of Radiology who led the creation of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Radiology Department, became its first chairman, established one of the nation's first academic nuclear medicine laboratories, and served as De

UTSW alum Daniel named Chief Quality Officer


Dr. Will Daniel, an experienced leader in driving clinical improvement, quality measures and measureable outcomes, and positive transformational changes, has been appointed as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center after a national search.

Adrenaline rush: Delaying epinephrine shots after cardiac arrest cuts survival rates


Hospitals in which the administration of epinephrine to patients whose hearts have stopped is delayed beyond five minutes have significantly lower survival rates of those patients, a new study led by a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center finds.

Graduate School student awarded prestigious research fellowship by HHMI


Rashmi Voleti, a fourth-year student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been named one of 20 International Student Research Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Study seeks answer to whether mechanical pump can regenerate heart muscle


Could heart muscle that’s been damaged by a heart attack be prompted to repair itself?

Burstein to lead Digestive and Liver Diseases Division


Dr. Ezra Burstein, known for his research into the underlying causes of disease-producing inflammation, has been named Chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Trivedi named first holder of Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care


Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named the inaugural holder of the Julie K. Hersh Chair for Depression Research and Clinical Care.