2018 Article Archive

Study: Wearable fitness monitors useful in cancer treatment


Wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, that measure steps taken per day may be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown.

United to Serve community health fair draws strong turnout


More than 800 people registered at the front desk of United to Serve, jamming the middle school’s halls from the health fair’s 9 a.m. opening until its 2 p.m. closing.

Bel receives Brown-Goldstein Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research


Dr. Shai Bel, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Lora Hooper, has been named the winner of the Brown-Goldstein Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research at UT Southwestern.

Fitz transitions to global initiative; Thiele named interim EVP, Provost, Dean


Dr. J. Gregory Fitz has stepped down after nearly nine impressively successful years of overseeing UT Southwestern’s academic missions as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School. While a national search to find a permanent successor for the position is conducted, Dr. Dwain L. Thiele has been appointed Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School.

Graduate student earns Weintraub Award for structural biology work


Claudio Morales-Perez, a sixth-year Molecular Biophysics student in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received a 2018 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizing outstanding achievement in the biological sciences.

Professor shares secrets of success as a renowned female cancer researcher


Dr. Olivera J. Finn, a prominent University of Pittsburgh tumor immunologist, visited UT Southwestern recently as the 2018 Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professor Honoring Women in Science and Medicine.

Dr. Donald W. Seldin, ‘intellectual father’ of UT Southwestern, dies at 97


Dr. Donald W. Seldin, known as the “intellectual father” of UT Southwestern Medical Center, died Wednesday, April 25. He was 97.

Study: Brain injury may boost risk of Alzheimer's earlier in life


Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease earlier in life, according to a study from UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.

New migraine treatments that prevent, relieve pain


Two emerging treatments for frequent migraines are getting a lot of attention right now: neuromodulator devices and therapies targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which are related to the cascade of events that occur during a migraine.

Three UTSW employees win Regents’ Outstanding Employee Awards


Nominated by their peers and a UTSW selection committee, the winners were chosen by the UT System Office of the Chancellor and UT System Administration executive officers.