2017 Article Archive

UTSW outreach initiative sends neurology expertise and equipment to Ethiopia


UT Southwestern’s Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics has launched a global neurology education and clinical skills outreach initiative that spans more than 8,000 miles.

UTSW scientists take early step to personalized breast cancer care


Researchers have developed a method to map protein changes that occur in different subtypes of breast cancer cells in response to DNA damage from a new class of chemotherapy drugs.

School of Health Professions promotes faculty members to leadership positions


Dr. Ross Querry and Leslie Gray have advanced to new positions in the School of Health Professions, effective September 1.

Browning named first holder of Denke Professorship


Dr. Jeffrey Browning, Chair of Clinical Nutrition in the School of Health Professions, has been named the inaugural holder of the Margo A. Denke, M.D. Professorship in Clinical Nutrition Research.

Critical link between obesity and diabetes identified


Researchers identify a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, a common complication of being overweight afflicting over 30 million Americans and 400 million people worldwide.

Study questions exclusion of cancer survivors from trials


A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.

More not necessarily better with heart valve operations


New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

Southwestern Health Resources ACN ranked No. 7 with millions saved, quality measures above 95 percent


The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95 percent, according to the latest figures.

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program offers continuum of family care


Dr. Albin and Dr. Jason Newman, also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, helped establish the Medical Center’s first combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med/Peds) clinical practice and residency program in 2016.

Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes TBI recovery in mice


UT Southwestern molecular biologists report the unexpected finding that selectively deleting a stem cell transcription factor in adult mice promotes recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI).