2017 Article Archive

Texas Health, UT Southwestern kick off new health care campus in Collin County


Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center joined with Frisco city leaders to kick off a construction project that will bring an acute care hospital and multispecialty clinic complex to this rapidly growing part of Collin County.

Emergency physicians prepare for influx of Hurricane Harvey evacuees


Ahead of the arrival of evacuees, UT Southwestern physicians and fellows were helping prepare the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas to shelter evacuees, manage medical supplies, and plan for how patients will be triaged.

Searle grant funds biophysicist’s amyloid protein research


Dr. Kendra Frederick, Assistant Professor of Biophysics at UT Southwestern, has been recognized as a 2017 Searle Scholar and awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to support her research on proteins implicated in neurodegenerative diseases.

CRI scientists develop an innovative system to characterize regulatory DNA sequences responsible for human diseases


Scientists from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have developed an innovative system to identify and characterize the molecular components that control the activities of regulatory DNA sequences in the human genome.

Class Notes for August 2017


Comprehensive Class Notes from the August 2017 edition of Center Times

Making a life’s work out of second chances: Three transplant nurses share their stories


The revelation came during a staff meeting. The nurses on the 7 South-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital wanted to liven up the usual agenda with a little fun.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award furthers immunity research


Dr. Tamia Harris-Tryon, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, has received a 2017 Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to further her research related to how certain skin cells defend against infection.

DNA sensor plays critical role in cancer immunotherapy via robust response to unexpected form of DNA


UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report for the first time that tumors stressed by cancer immunotherapy release their mitochondrial DNA into nearby immune cells, triggering a host alert system.

Ingenuity rules at solar eclipse watch party


When it came to catching a glimpse of the solar eclipse on Monday, the UTSW community got – not surprisingly – inventive.

CRI scientists discover vitamin C regulates stem cell function and suppresses leukemia development


Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels of vitamin C, which then regulates their function and suppresses the development of leukemia.