2017 Article Archive

Milstein joins UTSW as VP of Information Resources and CIO


Marc E. Milstein has joined UT Southwestern as Vice President of Information Resources and Chief Information Officer, effective Aug. 1.

McCracken named Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics


Dr. George H. McCracken Jr., a pioneer on the effective delivery of antibiotics to infants and young children with infectious diseases, has been named Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics.

School of Health Professions adds two new Chairs


The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions will open the academic year with new departmental chairs: Dr. Temple Howell-Stampley in Physician Assistant Studies and Dr. Jeffrey Browning in Clinical Nutrition.

Internationally recognized breast cancer specialist Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga to head UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center


Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, internationally recognized for his work in laboratory-based translational research and advancing the care of breast cancer patients, has been selected as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

UTSW Family Medicine Clinic opens at Texas Health Dallas


The UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency Program and clinical practice at Texas Health Dallas opened to patient care on June 5. This marks an expansion of UT Southwestern’s geographic footprint and the first academic program to launch in an alliance with Texas Health Resources.

Test of resilience: Leadership examines challenges facing medical students


Dr. Blake Barker posed a deceptively simple admissions question: Should faculty committees at academic medical centers be looking for perfect students, or resilient ones?

UTSW offering students, residents tools to tackle burnout


Stress is part of both medical and graduate education, but leading academic medical centers across the country have recognized its accumulative downside and are working to address some of the factors that can sidetrack students’ and trainees’ paths to success.

Eating habits affect skin’s protection against sun


Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays.

UTSW researchers identify receptor involved in weight gain linked to antipsychotic drugs, reverse condition in mice


Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs.

Clinical trial eligibility criteria a growing obstacle


Despite a decade-long call for simplification of clinical trials, the number of criteria excluding patients from participating in clinical trials for lung cancer research continues to rise.