2017 Article Archive

Dual celebrations mark beginning of Clements expansion project, ‘next era’ at UT Southwestern


UT Southwestern celebrated the groundbreaking for the hospital’s third tower.

Six faculty members honored with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards


Six faculty members at UT Southwestern have been recognized by the UT System Board of Regents for their teaching skills and innovation in the classroom and the laboratory.

Breast cancer study reveals dynamics of estrogen receptor function


Targeting estrogen receptors with small-molecule drugs, known as antihormone therapy, is an effective way to treat ER-positive breast cancers dependent on the hormone.

Physician Assistant leader Jones named Professor Emeritus


Under Dr. Gene Jones’ 24 years of leadership, the Physician Assistant Studies program at UT Southwestern became nationally ranked.

Researchers find likely cause – and potential way to prevent – vision deterioration in space


Using a vacuum device to lower intracranial pressure might prevent vision deterioration in astronauts, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.

Texas Docs Care offers free telemedicine access for hurricane victims


Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

Do you really need that MRI?


Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern’s Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found.

Study: Muscular dystrophy patients may face corneal degeneration


Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is an age-associated degeneration of the cornea that is the leading cause for corneal transplantation in the United States.

UTSW lung cancer researcher named NCI Outstanding Investigator


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researcher Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis to receive its prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award.

Nurses returning from Harvey aftermath grateful for opportunity


As dozens of UT Southwestern nurses gathered to return to Dallas after serving patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center for two weeks following the floods from Hurricane Harvey, the tears were flowing.