2016 Article Archive

Monson selected for National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hall of Fame


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has selected Dr. Nancy Monson for its 2015 Volunteer Hall of Fame for Researchers.

April 2016 Newsmakers


Dr. Anil Agarwal, Professor of Internal Medicine, has been selected as a 2015 Best Reviewer for the journal Endocrinology, published by the Endocrine Society. The recognition was based on the consistently high quality of his reviews.

Awards for March 2016


Federal, non-federal, and industry-sponsored grants awarded to UT Southwestern faculty in March 2016.

Sedentary lifestyle associated with coronary artery calcium, Dallas Heart Study researchers find


Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in turn is associated with a higher risk of heart attack.

Head impacts from single season of high school football produce measurable change in brain cells


Repeated impacts to the heads of high school football players cause measurable changes in their brains, even when no concussion occurs.

For physician turned heart transplant patient, ‘Don’t give up’ becomes resolute mantra


Dr. Sherrette Shaw-Fontenot doesn’t consider herself unusually strong or courageous. But there is no other way to describe a woman who has survived breast cancer, gall bladder surgery, and a heart transplant in the past eight years.

Grateful patient determined to fund housing option at UTSW


Dr. Sherrette Shaw-Fontenot, a Wichita Falls-based physician, received a new lease on life by the donated heart of Madison “Maddie” Hope Welch, an 18-year-old college student killed in a truck-auto accident.

Transplant success at UTSW is a collaborative team effort


Dr. Sherrette Shaw-Fontenot, a Wichita Falls physician, is among the hundreds of patients who have undergone a successful heart transplant at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Research in liver cancer, tissue regeneration at Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern garners Stand Up To Cancer grant


Dr. Hao Zhu, Assistant Professor of Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), is one of 10 researchers in the nation to receive a Stand Up To Cancer grant to further his studies of a gene whose absence protects mice against

Two surgical teams perform rare lung-liver transplant, a first in north Texas and only 75th nationally


Josiah Ferrell of Gainesville is now able to walk outside without the oxygen tank he has carried around 24 hours a day and breathe in the fresh air of the outdoors for the first time in about two years.