2016 Article Archive

Brain experts discuss concussions at citywide forum


UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty members and a former NFL star and coach engaged in an informative discussion of concussion, and how parents, athletes, and coaches can identify and deal with suspected concussions at the Dallas Festival of Ideas.

Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue analysis during prostate

PCSK9-inhibitor drug class that grew out of UTSW research becomes a game-changer for patient with extremely high cholesterol


A 59-year-old heart patient with dangerously high levels of cholesterol that could not be adequately reduced by statin drugs now has near-normal cholesterol levels, thanks to a new class of drugs that grew out of work done by UTSW researchers.

Researchers build powerful 3-D microscope, create images of cancer cells in controlled microenvironments


Researchers have designed and built a microscope capable of creating high-resolution, 3-D images of living cancer cells in realistic, controllable microenvironments.

Neuroscientist awarded Sloan Research Fellowship for insights into memory storage and retrieval


Dr. Brad Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and a Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in Neuroscience.

Hobbs feted with a celebration of women


On Nov. 8, 2015, UT Southwestern Medical Center geneticist Dr. Helen Hobbs was honored on national television as a recipient of one of the Breakthrough Prizes.

New VP for Facilities Management named


Juan M. Guerra Jr. has been selected as the new Vice President for Facilities Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Mr. Guerra, who began his duties on Feb. 1, succeeds Kirby Vahle, who has retired after 28 years of service.

Renowned foot specialist selected to lead Orthopaedic Surgery Department


UT Southwestern Medical Center has selected Dr. Dane Wukich, a nationally renowned foot and ankle specialist, educator, lecturer, and researcher, to become the third Chairman of UT Southwestern’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, following a rigorous n

Harvard investigator joins UTSW colleagues in diabetes battle recounting


Dr. David M. Nathan, Director of the General Clinical Research Center and the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes diabetes as the “biggest epidemic in the world.”

Global Health conference addresses building robust, agile health care systems


Global Health conference addresses building robust, agile health care systems