2017 Article Archive

Paulk selected as palliative care distinguished professorship’s first holder


Dr. Elizabeth Paulk’s dedication to exceptional palliative care has led to her selection as the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Professorship in Palliative Care, in Honor of Steven Leach, M.D.

Breast cancer journey turns employee into advocate


Suzette Boese, Senior Administrative Associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences, was diagnosed with breast cancer. With the unexpected news came issues to worry about and reasons to change.

Nobel Prize: Circadian rhythm field poised for medical advances


The field of circadian rhythms is being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year for the discovery of a fruit fly gene controlling the biological clock.

CLOCK gene may hold answers to human brain evolution


A gene controlling our biological clocks plays a vital role in regulating human-specific genes important to brain evolution.

Medical student dad makes a special delivery


Fourth-year UT Southwestern Medical School medical student Nicholas Spendlove celebrated his son’s first birthday last week, hosting a party for family and friends in the same apartment where he unexpectedly delivered Ethan last October.

Golden Pager Award: Dr. Venkatesh Aiyagari


The Golden Pager Award honors physicians who demonstrate excellence in care, professionalism, collaboration, and respect for the contributions of nursing colleagues. Recipients are selected by the University Hospitals nursing staff.

Class Notes for November 2017


Comprehensive Class Notes from the November 2017 edition of Center Times.

Newsmakers: November 2017


Faculty newsmakers recognized in the November 2017 issue of Center Times

Helping at-risk patient groups avoid skin cancer


Benjamin Franklin once suggested that there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. Through their work with immunosuppressed patients, UT Southwestern Assistant Professors of Dermatology Drs. Rajiv Nijhawan and Stephanie Savory find there’s often another inevitability – skin cancer.

Researchers devise improved gene-editing process for Duchenne muscular dystrophy


Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center developed an improved and simplified gene-editing technique using CRISPR/Cas9 tools to correct a common mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy.