2017 Article Archive

Record number of high schoolers participate in Mayor’s intern program


Aileen Mendez, a senior at Trinidad Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College, had never heard of the field of biophysics before coming to UT Southwestern for an internship.

Study: Autism treatments may restore brain connections


Scientists have identified a pair of treatments that may restore brain function to autism patients who lack a gene critical to maintaining connections between neurons, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

UT Southwestern University Hospitals garner top patient safety grade


UT Southwestern University Hospitals ranked among the nation’s safest hospitals based on composite safety scores including risk of infection, risk of falls, and patient satisfaction with hospital staff.

Mobile mammography screening saved her life


Heather Ashby almost skipped her annual mammography appointment. For several years, she’d taken advantage of annual visits of UT Southwestern’s Mobile Mammography Unit to her workplace.

Currall named UTSW’s first Vice President for Global Advancement


Dr. Cheyenne Currall's goal is to develop a comprehensive international philanthropy program and to position UT Southwestern as a foremost destination for global health services, medical research, and innovation, especially among strategic world partners.

Treating one of HIV’s lesser-known afflictions


The biggest problem facing people with HIV is almost certainly the disease itself. But many of those saved by the powerful drugs that came online in the ’90s have found there is a price to be paid for that salvation.

Trumpeter with transplanted lungs lives out his dream with Mavs


On Monday, Tim Ervin will draw in a deep breath to perform the National Anthem before an 18,000-plus crowd at the Dallas Mavericks game – a dream that almost never came true.

Risk factors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy identified


A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating those with certain risk factors.

Quality Improvement Boot Camp teaches medical students problem-solving skills


Students from UT Southwestern Medical School and UT Arlington teamed up this summer at the Quality Improvement Boot Camp, a weeklong program focusing on how to run a quality improvement project.