2017 Article Archive

STARS program inspires passion for scientific research, learning


The STARS program, Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern, celebrated its 26th year by bringing 52 Dallas-area high school students and four teachers to the UT Southwestern campus for a summer of learning to increase science knowledge, awareness, and appreciation.

Physician Assistant Program receives national diversity award


The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions’ nationally ranked Physician Assistant Studies Program has been honored for its commitment to diversity with a 2017 Excellence Through Diversity Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

Hamon Charitable Foundation $10M gift fuels Alzheimer’s research


A $10 million gift from the Hamon Charitable Foundation to UT Southwestern has established an endowment to support the new Laura and Jack Roach Center for Translational Research in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies


Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren’t effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease.

Herz named first holder of Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s research


Generous funding from the Presbyterian Village North Foundation (PVN) has established a new Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research at UT Southwestern, with Dr. Joachim Herz recently named as the inaugural holder.

Graduate students awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowships


UT Southwestern neuroscience graduate student Matthew Mendoza is the first person in his family to go to college, let alone pursue a scientific career.

Standard antidepressant may not help patients with chronic kidney disease


A clinical trial involving hundreds of participants shows that Sertraline, a common SSRI, may not benefit patients who also have chronic kidney disease.

Class Notes for October 2017


Class Notes for October 2017

Watson Award recipient Mansour recognized for exceptional patient care, clinical expertise


Dr. John Mansour, a noted clinician and educator, accepted the University’s highest clinical honor, the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

UTSW Surgical Specialty Nurse honored as Nurse of the Year


UT Southwestern Medical Center Surgical Specialty Nurse Dawn Brown has been named Nurse of the Year for her innovative solutions and effective management of patients.