2016 Article Archive

Training sessions aims to prioritize Quality Improvement


Students from UT Southwestern Medical School recently joined colleagues from two UT Arlington schools for a week of discussion, planning and role playing aimed at learning about Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety to improve processes and reduce e

Interpreters, technology help words get found in translation


Armed not with scalpels and stethoscopes, but with the power of language, the interpreters in the Language and Translation Services Department can make a world of difference.

Heart patient says Clements University Hospital chef ‘makes my soul smile’


Chef Chris Hensel and his staff make Clements University Hospital patients happy with food and friendship.

UTSW earns national honor for nursing excellence


UT Southwestern University Hospitals earned Magnet designation, the gold standard for nursing quality.

Researchers identify new mechanism of tuberculosis infection


Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to explore.

New therapeutic targets for small cell lung cancer identified


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming.

Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women


The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

UTSW hosts Diversity Summit


Dr. Dale Okorodudu, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was honored Wednesday with a major award to cap the 2016 Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit.

Burns receives Piper Professor Award, recognizing outstanding teaching


Dr. Dennis Burns, Professor of Pathology, has received the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s Piper Professor Award, a prestigious honor awarded annually to 10 outstanding educators from Texas universities.

Organic Chemistry standout receives dean’s award


Liela Bayeh, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Uttam Tambar, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, recently was presented with the 2016 Dean’s Discretionary Award by Dr. Andrew Zinn, Dean of UTSW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.