Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Share your vision for the beautification of our campus with the Texas Trees Foundation survey

In November 2016, the Southwestern Medical District (SWMD), in collaboration with the Texas Trees Foundation (TTF), completed a SWMD Urban Streetscape Master Plan that dramatically changed the way we would experience the outdoors on our campus and the surrounding Medical District. Since the plan’s release, both organizations have been working to initiate the first phase, which focuses on the roadway corridor and transforming the Harry Hines Boulevard-Inwood Road cloverleaf.

To guide this first phase of work, the SWMD Urban Streetscape Project Visioning Survey wants your thoughts for the design and engineering teams. This survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. This is not a typical survey; you will mark up a map and answer questions about specific places. The survey will close soon.

Pitch your startup idea and go for your share of $100,000 in funding

Need some cash to fund your innovation? Submit your ideas to the UT Southwestern Big Idea Pitch Competition. You’ll also get professional guidance to refine commercialization strategies, build exposure to the investor community, strengthen strategic connections, create pitch decks, and develop commercialization-focused milestones.

Business Development will award $100,000 in funding. We encourage all faculty, staff, and students interested in getting professional guidance on commercialization-focused strategies to participate. Inventions are due by June 30, and proposals are due by July 30. Check out the Technology Developmentpage for instructions on how to submit your proposal. Email if you have any questions about the competition.

Updated forecasting model shows continued declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations

UT Southwestern has updated its forecasting model based on data as of June 1 to show how COVID-19 is spreading across Dallas-Fort Worth. The model projects that our case trajectory still depends on both our behavior and our collective success in vaccinating North Texans.

While new cases of COVID-19 are expected to remain relatively flat, hospitalization rates are expected to continue to decline. COVID-related hospital volumes are very low, currently representing approximately 2 percent of patients in North Texas. ER visits related to COVID-19 have stabilized, new hospital admissions are flat, and hospitalized patients are experiencing shorter average lengths of stay.

Below are total Clements University Hospital (CUH) cases as of this morning. For more information on COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Texas, visit the online trackers at Johns Hopkins University and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

COVID-19 numbers at Clements University Hospital on June 20 are a total of 4 with 0 in the ICU and 0 awaiting test results

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