2016 Article Archive

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.

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.