2016 Article Archive

Unexpected UTSW finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin


Proteins that play key roles in the timing of cell division also moonlight in regulating blood sugar levels, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging


UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.

Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results, research shows


People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results – even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that do

UTSW University Hospital CEO Dr. John Warner named President-Elect of the American Heart Association


Dr. John J. Warner will become President-Elect of the American Heart Association on July 1 for 2016-2017, then serve as President of the AHA for the 2017-2018 year.

Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally


The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs.

UT Zika research leading global efforts


As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, Latin American countries most affected by the mosquito-borne disease are employing the expertise of researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to fight the deadly epidemic.

Molecular Biophysics student Geyer receives elite P.E.O. Scholar Award


Elisabeth Geyer, a third-year student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received a P.E.O. Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization, which annually provides awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral le

TMA recognizes faculty with Excellence in Academic Medicine awards


Dr. Lynne Kirk, Professor of Internal Medicine and of Family and Community Medicine, has received the 2015-2016 Platinum Award, the top honor in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine program.

Nominata Award: 2016 Nominees


The Nominata Award, which recognizes a top student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is presented annually through a selection process that encompasses numerous educational programs.

Students quickly advancing through integrated medical curriculum


Katherine Pouns and Reed Macy, co-Presidents for the Class of 2019, will always remember their first day of instruction at UT Southwestern Medical School.