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UT Southwestern ranked top institution globally for published research in Nature Index ‘healthcare’ category

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UT Southwestern ranked first among peer institutions in the ‘healthcare’ category on the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables, which evaluated publication of high-quality research.

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution within the ‘healthcare’ category internationally for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables.

UT Southwestern, which is commemorating its 75th anniversary this year, is among the youngest academic medical centers on the list. Others rounding out the top 10 include the University of Michigan Health System, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, UCLA Health, and Duke University Health System.

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UT Southwestern, which is commemorating its 75th anniversary this year, received the highest ranking in the ‘healthcare’ institution category based on an analysis of scientific papers published in 2017.

“As one of the world’s foremost research institutions, UT Southwestern has long cultivated an environment where the pursuit of rigorous scientific research blends seamlessly with multidisciplinary collaboration, resulting in a strong record of leading-edge discoveries and consistent translation into new treatment development,” said Dr. Dwain Thiele, Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School. “This honor is a testament to the research being conducted every day in the hundreds of labs across campus, where senior faculty, early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students tirelessly work on discovering the underlying causes of disease and the ways in which we can improve health and extend life.”

The UT Southwestern faculty has received six Nobel Prizes since 1985, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators.

The Nature Index 2018 rankings include primary research articles published in a group of 82 high-quality science journals selected by a panel of active scientists, independently of Nature Research. The selection process provides a consensus of the upper echelon of journals in the natural sciences. The list of publications includes both multidisciplinary journals and some of the most highly selective journals within the main disciplines of the natural sciences.

More information about the Nature Index can be found on its FAQ page.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The faculty of more than 2,700 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients, 600,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits a year.

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