Friday, June 4, 2021

19 UTSW nurses win D Magazine’s 2021 Excellence in Nursing Awards

D Magazines Excellence in Nursing Awards shine a light on 19 UTSW nurses who are healing North Texas with skill and spirit. Congratulations to those recognized, and thanks to all of our superheroes in scrubs for their dedication and resilience during a year like no other.

Enjoy these local Pride Month activities

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which began on June 28, 1969, and recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.

At UTSW, we recognize Pride Month to honor the many contributions that our LGBTQ+ and allied employees have made to our workplace and to our country. The Office of Institutional Equity & Access’ Division of Diversity & Inclusion encourages you to learn, appreciate, and celebrate Pride Month through a range of virtual or in-person events planned in the DFW community and across the nation. Check out our newsletter to see resources compiled for your convenience.

Additionally, in honor of Pride Month, UTSW's LGBT & Allies Business Resource Group (LGBTA-BRG) invites you to secure a Pride flag lanyard (while supplies last). Get the details at Campus News.

Next week is Employee Recognition Week: Make your team celebrations memorable

Whether it’s celebrating big accomplishments, extra effort, or career anniversaries, we have got you covered on fun ways to make the most out of your next virtual or in-person gathering.

Occupational Health Special Pathogens team hours change

Effective June 7, the business hours for the Occupational Health Special Pathogens team will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For any urgent COVID-19 needs, care team members can still call the COVID pager, 214-786-8355, which will continue to be answered 24/7. For more information, visit the Occupational Health website (requires VPN access).

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.

The latest COVID-19 numbers and forecasting model

UT Southwestern’s forecasting model shows how COVID-19 is spreading across the Dallas-Fort Worth region based on data as of June 1. 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.

Below is the weekly update of UT Southwestern campus COVID-19 cases for May 28 to June 3 (these numbers include employees and students). For the protection of our colleagues, patients, and visitors, please remain diligent in practicing universal masking, physical distancing, and frequent hand-washing – even after you have been vaccinated.