2016 Article Archive

Researchers’ international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol


In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.

CPRIT advances cancer research at UT Southwestern with new awards


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers recently received $5.8 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Working toward a test for Alzheimer’s risk detection


Dr. Dwight German envisions a day when anyone age 60 or older can walk into a doctor’s office for a blood test that detects risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

National Diabetes Awareness Month


Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.

A reason to be thankful: On dialysis most of his life, kidney transplant patient now rejoices in life’s simple pleasures


Jonathan Kolp plans to celebrate an exceptional Thanksgiving with his parents this year.

Dr. Eric Olson recognized for cutting-edge research into regenerative medicine and mentoring of future leaders


Dr. Eric Olson, Director of the Hamon Center and Chairman of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was recognized nationally and locally for his academic mentoring prowess, along with his pioneering research into tissue regeneration and gene editing.

Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise


Proactive outreach to cirrhosis patients in a safety net health system successfully doubled their screening rates for liver cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found.

Service, making a difference focus of veterans celebration


Retired Air Force Col. Don Taylor, Director of Southwestern Health Resources Integration, made “The Calling: Health Care Leadership from the War Zone and Beyond” his keynote presentation at the second annual Tribute to Veterans celebration.

Holiday Center Times - Awards for Oct. 2016


Federal, non-federal, and industry-sponsored awards received by UT Southwestern faculty in Oct. 2016.

‘Humans’ give medical students new clinical perspective


Clusters of medical students walking the halls of Parkland Memorial Hospital is a daily occurrence, but one student group is helping others to learn the value of time taken to actually see patients rather than simply focusing on the injuries and maladies