2017 Article Archive

Fowler first holder of Atkins Emergency Medical Services Professorship


Dr. Raymond L. Fowler, Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services, has been named the inaugural holder of the James M. Atkins, M.D., Professorship in Emergency Medical Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

O’Donnell Brain Institute hosts inaugural gathering of elite sleep scientists


Chances are good that you didn’t get enough sleep last night, but UT Southwestern scientists and other investigators are actively working to change that.

Hundreds participate in United to Serve health fair


Students, faculty, staff, and volunteers from UT Southwestern Medical Center helped provide medical information and attention to an underserved community on April 22 at the annual United to Serve health fair, held at Thomas J. Rusk Middle School.

Life after transplant: Patients now more likely to live – and live well


If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

Readmission penalties don’t correlate to heart attack outcomes


A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

Obesity amplifies genetic risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways.

Using 3-D weapons of science to fight infectious diseases


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers collaborated with an international team of scientists to achieve a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

JAMA study, clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease


Anna Gunby can’t run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can’t identify colors. She can’t count objects. Her attention span is short.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types


Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types.

Recipe: Asian turkey lettuce wraps


It's a protein and veggie-packed meal that will leave you feeling full without being weighed down. UT Southwestern Master of Clinical Nutrition student Helena Holt shows us the secrets behind her Asian turkey lettuce wraps.