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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Emergency Medicine Residency Conference: June 3, 7:30 a.m.
- Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Grand Rounds with James de Lemos, M.D.: “COVID and Cardiovascular Disease”: June 3, 8 a.m.
- Hamon Center Lab Conference with Jian Xu, Ph.D.: "Dissecting Acquired Resistance to IDH Inhibition by Saturating Mutagenesis": June 3, 9 a.m.
- Biophysics Seminar Series with Paola Picotti, Ph.D.: "Proteomes in 3D": June 3, noon
- UTSW Library: Getting Started with EndNote X9: June 3, noon
- Visual Sciences Seminar Series with Stephen Pflugfelder, M.D.: "Immunomodulatory Effects of Retinoids on the Ocular Surface – Implications for Dry Eye": June 3, noon
- Internal Medicine Grand Rounds with Sarah Huen, M.D., Ph.D.: "Metabolism and Nutrition in Sepsis: A Need for Precision Medicine": June 4, 8 a.m.
- Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Cellular Networks in Cancer Research Program: Immunobiology Retreat: June 4, 8:30 a.m.
- Renal Grand Rounds with Melby Philip, M.D.: June 4, noon
- Center for Organogenesis Research and Trauma (CORT) lecture with Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D.: "Stromal Microenvironment Shapes the Intramural Architecture of Pancreatic Cancer": June 4, 4 p.m.
- What is Mindfulness? Beginning a Practice Using Attention Training: June 7, noon
- Surgical Research Seminar with Vikas Gupta, M.D., and Jennie Meier, M.D.: "Setting Up for Success: How to Make the Most of Academic Time and be a Strong Mentee": June 7, noon
- Abdominal Transplant Lecture Series with Tayyab Diwan, M.D.: "Obesity and Transplantation: Multidisciplinary Care to Treat a Growing Need": June 7, 4 p.m.
For more, see the UTSW Events Calendar.