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02/26/2024

Delve into research on heart tissue regeneration, current breakthroughs, and the future state with Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., in the first episode of UT Southwestern's Science in 60+. Learn more about Dr. Sadek's research: https://bit.ly/3SQZrcd

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on March 2 at the Dallas Zoo for Rare Disease Day, an annual event designed to rai...
02/26/2024

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on March 2 at the Dallas Zoo for Rare Disease Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness about uncommon medical conditions and draw attention to the need for increased research, awareness, and funding. Take part in this meaningful cause by visiting: https://bit.ly/49yk5op

Since its establishment in 1974, UT Southwestern's Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences has e...
02/26/2024

Since its establishment in 1974, UT Southwestern's Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences has experienced decades of acknowledgment, adaptation, and expansion.

Initially concentrating on women's reproductive health issues, such as female biology, infant development, and labor and birth, the Center has progressively diversified its research endeavors to encompass gene regulation, genomics, and male reproductive physiology.

Explore the Center's rich history of remarkable achievements and milestones.

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences celebrates a growing list of achievements

Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered a compound that can selectively eliminate cancer cells without harming im...
02/24/2024

Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered a compound that can selectively eliminate cancer cells without harming immune cells through a process known as ferroptosis. Learn more about this development in the fight against cancer.

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a compound that selectively eliminates cancer cells while sparing immune cells in a form of cell death known as ferroptosis.

Each year in the United States, approximately 10,000 individuals receive a diagnosis of a little-known neurological diso...
02/23/2024

Each year in the United States, approximately 10,000 individuals receive a diagnosis of a little-known neurological disorder: multiple system atrophy (MSA).

Driven by the challenges this disorder presented in the lives of his patients, Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and Director of UT Southwestern's Multiple System Atrophy Clinical Center (MSA-CC), directed his expertise devoted his expertise toward research and treatment.

The Center has attended to over 200 MSA patients in the past nine years, emphasizing its dedication to offering specialized care.

Read more about the clinic's journey and its strides in providing optimal care for individuals with MSA.

UT Southwestern recognized nationally for excellence in MSA patient care.

UT Southwestern researchers use heat from alternating magnetic fields along with antibiotics to reduce bacteria growing ...
02/23/2024

UT Southwestern researchers use heat from alternating magnetic fields along with antibiotics to reduce bacteria growing on prosthetic joints, an advancement that one day may be used in humans to treat infections. Learn more:

UT Southwestern Medical Center is collaborating with Pfizer Inc. to develop RNA enhanced delivery technologies for genetic medicine therapies through the Dallas-based medical center’s Program in Genetic Drug Engineering.

Austin Rios, Benjamin “Benji” Popokh, and Priscilla Del Valle, three UT Southwestern students passionate about serving t...
02/22/2024

Austin Rios, Benjamin “Benji” Popokh, and Priscilla Del Valle, three UT Southwestern students passionate about serving their community, have been honored with the MLK Community Service Scholarships. Discover more about the recipients and how the scholarships will help serve their communities.

UTSW students receive MLK community service scholarships for outstanding dedication

Ob/Gyn physician David B. Nelson, M.D., explains how a recent study found a correlation between preterm births and mater...
02/21/2024

Ob/Gyn physician David B. Nelson, M.D., explains how a recent study found a correlation between preterm births and maternal anxiety levels, prompting the need for universal anxiety screening.

Patients with a history of preterm birth have higher rates and severity scores of anxiety, according to a new study conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Join us on March 2 at the Dallas Zoo to highlight Rare Disease Day and learn more about the need for more research, trai...
02/21/2024

Join us on March 2 at the Dallas Zoo to highlight Rare Disease Day and learn more about the need for more research, training, and education. Let's make a difference together!

The UT Southwestern community was saddened to learn of the passing last week of Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., Professor Emeritu...
02/21/2024

The UT Southwestern community was saddened to learn of the passing last week of Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Immunology and longtime Chair and Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Uhr, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, discovered how antibodies are made and developed a technique that led to the early detection of cancer cells, among his many achievements.

In Memoriam: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., renowned immunologist and longtime Chair of Microbiology

Cardiologist Sharon Reimold, M.D., reveals that a "broken heart" isn't just emotional—it's a genuine medical condition a...
02/20/2024

Cardiologist Sharon Reimold, M.D., reveals that a "broken heart" isn't just emotional—it's a genuine medical condition affecting your heart. Understanding this is key to better cardiac health. Learn more:

Having a broken heart may sound like the stuff of countless movies and songs, but it is a literal, very real condition, according to UT Southwestern cardiologist Sharon Reimold, M.D.

Clinical trials at UT Southwestern found that gold nanocrystals can reverse brain energy deficits in patients with multi...
02/19/2024

Clinical trials at UT Southwestern found that gold nanocrystals can reverse brain energy deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Neurologist Peter Sguigna, M.D., shares how these findings could eventually help bring this treatment to patients with these and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Results from phase two clinical trials at UT Southwestern Medical Center showed that a suspension of gold nanocrystals taken daily by patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) significantly reversed deficits of metabolites linke...

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives by returning the heart to a normal rhythm, but utilization by by...
02/17/2024

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives by returning the heart to a normal rhythm, but utilization by bystanders at recreational facilities is low. Ahmed A. Kolkailah, M.D., a fellow in UT Southwestern's Division of Cardiology, explains how AED awareness and usage could increase survivor outcomes for cardiac arrest cases at recreational facilities.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are underutilized during cardiac arrest episodes despite laws in some states requiring their availability in high-risk areas such as athletic facilities, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found. The devices can save lives by shocking the heart bac...

Rare Disease Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about uncommon medical conditions, most of which start ...
02/15/2024

Rare Disease Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about uncommon medical conditions, most of which start in childhood and have no cure. It helps educate the public about the difficulties faced by those living with rare diseases. Join our Rare Disease Center for Excellence on March 2 at the Dallas Zoo to bring attention to the need for essential research training, and education initiatives.

UT Southwestern and Pfizer join forces to advance RNA technologies, opening new doors in medical innovation. Principal I...
02/15/2024

UT Southwestern and Pfizer join forces to advance RNA technologies, opening new doors in medical innovation. Principal Investigator Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D., explains how this joint effort will advance our fundamental understanding of genetic medicines, expand the use of artificial intelligence (AI) design methodologies, and develop new delivery technologies to create potential therapies.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is collaborating with Pfizer Inc. to develop RNA enhanced delivery technologies for genetic medicine therapies through the Dallas-based medical center’s Program in Genetic Drug Engineering.

02/15/2024

Two hard-to-match transplant patients 250 miles apart are beginning 2024 with a path to full and healthy lives. That’s because the UT Southwestern Transplant Program in Dallas and the University Health Transplant Institute in San Antonio searched beyond their own institutional networks to identify compatible living kidney donors for their failing patients. Watch this inspiring story unfold: https://bit.ly/49rxe2u

Covering over 50 streets in the historic Fair Park district of Dallas, nearly 100 volunteers from UTSW joined forces as ...
02/14/2024

Covering over 50 streets in the historic Fair Park district of Dallas, nearly 100 volunteers from UTSW joined forces as a "clean team" during the weekend leading to Day, continuing the legacy of a leader devoted to serving others.

Their participation demonstrated a commitment to nurturing a thriving community and addressing the needs of others, showcasing 's core values of teamwork and compassion.

Read more about the event, including a lunchtime celebration featuring complimentary food, live music, and impactful speakers and performances.

UT Southwestern takes to streets to honor MLK’s legacy of service

Our littlest students helping to spread the love on Valentine’s Day 💘The  students, in conjuction with the school’s Pare...
02/14/2024

Our littlest students helping to spread the love on Valentine’s Day 💘

The students, in conjuction with the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), crafted and distributed hand-made Valentine’s Day cards for the patients and staff at Clements University Hospital.

While only the second graders are showcased in these photos, students from all grade levels contributed to this meaningful initiative. Not only does it bring joy to our patients, but it also instills in our young learners the significance of serving others.

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, impacts hundreds of thousands globally, progressively robbing patients of e...
02/13/2024

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, impacts hundreds of thousands globally, progressively robbing patients of essential functions like walking, talking, swallowing, and breathing. Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D., molecular biology expert, explains how this study's findings could significantly advance the field of ALS by providing a promising treatment that could extend the lives of those affected by ALS. https://bit.ly/3HOJKNM

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified an experimental molecular compound that significantly improved survival among cellular models and mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease.

Last month, UT Southwestern honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at the 37th annual celebration, fostering a sense of...
02/12/2024

Last month, UT Southwestern honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at the 37th annual celebration, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity on campus. Keynote speaker Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D., President of Paul Quinn College, inspired attendees to be part of positive change. Nearly 500 people joined both in person and online, which included an award ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for Community Service recipients and more.

UTSW honors Dr. King’s life and legacy in annual MLK celebration

Newborns are tiny and cute, but a complex health condition like biliary atresia, the most frequent reason for liver tran...
02/12/2024

Newborns are tiny and cute, but a complex health condition like biliary atresia, the most frequent reason for liver transplants in children, can pose significant challenges. Learn how Children's Health and UT Southwestern Pediatric Group offers North Texas its first dedicated biliary atresia program and how research efforts aim to identify potential causes, simplify diagnosis, and potentially prevent pediatric liver damage.

Biliary atresia is a rare liver condition that affects babies whose bile ducts are blocked. It is difficult to diagnose and treat, but a doctor at UT Southwestern is pursuing groundbreaking research to expedite care.

We're delighted to share that the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST) welcomed four ...
02/11/2024

We're delighted to share that the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST) welcomed four new members from UT Southwestern at this week’s opening reception.

Joining TAMEST are National Academy of Sciences members Duojia Pan, Ph.D., (left) and Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D., (right) along with National Academy of Medicine members Catherine Spong, M.D., (center) and Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Founding Dean of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health (not pictured).

“This is a very exciting group to be a part of, not only for me but for the entire institution,” Dr. Spong said.

Join us in congratulating our accomplished new members!

We’re proud to share that Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medic...
02/10/2024

We’re proud to share that Vincent Tagliabracci, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was honored this week as the recipient of the prestigious Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Biological Sciences at .

“Vinny is among the greatest biochemists of his generation,” said Eric Olson, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Molecular Biology at UTSW, who nominated Dr. Tagliabracci for the award. “We expect these discoveries are only the tip of the iceberg.”

Dr. Tagliabracci’s groundbreaking research on enzymes sheds light on COVID-19 viral replication and could lead to new strategies for fighting infectious diseases.
“If you come to work and you’re excited about what you do and you have a good, supportive team around you, you’re put in a situation to do really good science,” Dr. Tagliabracci said.

Jere W. Thompson Jr., a board member of the O’Donnell Foundation, said the awards “recognize rising Texas star researchers who are addressing fascinating scientific and technological questions, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance and creativity.”

Join us in congratulating Dr. Tagliabracci! Learn more: https://t.co/mMP7ViyoQp

Obesity, heart and kidney diseases, and diabetes are all connected. Now that the American Heart Association has formaliz...
02/10/2024

Obesity, heart and kidney diseases, and diabetes are all connected. Now that the American Heart Association has formalized CKM syndrome, this intersection of conditions could redefine the future of cardiology. Amit Khera, M.D., Director of the Preventive Cardiology Program at UT Southwestern, explains.

Obesity, heart and kidney diseases, and diabetes are all connected, and now that the American Heart Association has formalized CKM syndrome, it could change the future of cardiology.

"Innovative, risk-taking scientists" drive transformative work, according to Lyda Hill, entrepreneur and founder of Lyda...
02/09/2024

"Innovative, risk-taking scientists" drive transformative work, according to Lyda Hill, entrepreneur and founder of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, which funded the new Hill Prizes awarded at this week.

Join us in celebrating Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern, who received the Hill Prize in Biological Sciences for his groundbreaking research into cholesterol control that holds promise to optimize statins and unravel their side effects.

“Very, very humbled and honored,” Dr. DeBose-Boyd said. “Really, it’s a testament to my group and their dedication to science.”

From left: TAMEST President Brendan Lee, M.D, Ph.D.; Russell DeBose-Boyd, Ph.D.; and 2024 Hill Prizes Committee Chair David E. Daniel, Ph.D., at .

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3umjtmG.

Did you know that a person dies every 33 seconds from heart disease in the U.S., and someone has a heart attack every 40...
02/09/2024

Did you know that a person dies every 33 seconds from heart disease in the U.S., and someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds?

Joining , our community wore red for ! Join us in combating heart disease because losing loved ones to cardiovascular issues is one too many.

[Image: Group of people wearing red and posing in the shape of a heart.]

Attending or hosting a Super Bowl party? UT Southwestern lifestyle medicine expert Bethany Agusala, M.D., suggests havin...
02/09/2024

Attending or hosting a Super Bowl party? UT Southwestern lifestyle medicine expert Bethany Agusala, M.D., suggests having a dietary game plan to ensure that watching the big game is a healthy affair. Learn how:

Football fans who plan to attend food-and-beverage-packed Super Bowl parties should have a dietary game plan to ensure that watching the big game is a healthy affair, according to a lifestyle medicine expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After dedicating over twenty years to cancer research and patient care, Sherry C. Huang, M.D., will now transition her f...
02/07/2024

After dedicating over twenty years to cancer research and patient care, Sherry C. Huang, M.D., will now transition her focus to educational leadership.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Huang on her appointment as Senior Associate Dean for Education. In her new role, she will spearhead efforts to elevate the academic excellence that has solidified 's standing as a top-tier institution for medical education.

Discover Dr. Huang's extensive medical background and her remarkable academic achievements. https://bit.ly/49lxsIu

Cancer researcher Huang aims to chart new era of education as Senior Associate Dean Published on: February 02, 2024 By: Patrick Wascovich Tags: Education Share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn As an intern, Sherry C. Huang, M.D., discover...

02/07/2024

UT Southwestern and Children's Health are partnering on a $5 billion pediatric campus that will elevate and innovate health care for children and their families for generations to come. https://bit.ly/3SnutIo

The joint project – one of the largest in the nation – will elevate and innovate health care for children and their fami...
02/07/2024

The joint project – one of the largest in the nation – will elevate and innovate health care for children and their families for generations to come. https://bit.ly/3SnutIo

Children's Health

New multitower hospital to replace Children’s Medical Center Dallas to meet surging demand for pediatric care, research, and training.

Find out if you're eligible for the InMode Acne Treatment Study by signing up through https://bit.ly/47KAWUe and use key...
12/06/2023

Find out if you're eligible for the InMode Acne Treatment Study by signing up through https://bit.ly/47KAWUe and use keyword, "acne."

10/27/2023

After her mother received a breast cancer diagnosis, Hillary decided to work with the UT Southwestern genetics team to determine her risk level of developing the disease.

The genetics team would later determine that Hillary and her family had a high risk gene, prompting her to decide between biannual mammograms for the rest of her life or a preventative masectomy.

Ultimately, she decided the preventative masectomy was the better option for her and worked with Dr. Haddock and his team for her reconstructive LAP flap.

Watch as Hillary discusses her reconstructive journey.

10/09/2023

Breast cancer diagnoses can be overwhelming and daunting, especially when thinking about your options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

For Kimberly, having the expertise of Dr. Teotia helped her be confident in her choice and confident with her postoperative results.

See why Kimberly is happy to have chosen and Dr. Teotia as her breast reconstruction surgeon.

No matter what breast reconstruction option you choose, our team is here to help guide you in your journey after cancer....
10/03/2023

No matter what breast reconstruction option you choose, our team is here to help guide you in your journey after cancer.

Specializing in DIEP, PAP, LAP, and more, our surgeons are trained to restore a natural look and feel. Begin your post-cancer journey with our team today and learn more about your options: https://bit.ly/3cgW61a

Can microsurgery help reduce the risk of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery?For patients who have a lymph node disse...
09/14/2023

Can microsurgery help reduce the risk of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery?

For patients who have a lymph node dissection, an advanced procedure called immediate lymphatic reconstruction (ILR) can reduce the risk of developing lymphedema by 20% or more.

Generally, about 30% of patients develop lymphedema after lymph node dissection, however, ILR can help alleviate symptoms such as swelling, dull aches, and recurring skin infections.

Learn more about microsurgery: https://bit.ly/3P3Zpfc

Rejuvenate your post-summer skin and enjoy 15% off all laser treatments, injectables, and skin care products through Oct...
09/14/2023

Rejuvenate your post-summer skin and enjoy 15% off all laser treatments, injectables, and skin care products through Oct. 31! Schedule an appointment or consultation today: https://bit.ly/35kw9Kg

Today we join   and the nation in remembering the thousands who were affected by the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Pl...
09/11/2023

Today we join and the nation in remembering the thousands who were affected by the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Please join us in taking a moment to pause in remembrance and reflection.

A Plastic Surgery residency alum, Travis Boyd, M.D., joined the   faculty in 2020 after a hand and upper extremity surge...
09/07/2023

A Plastic Surgery residency alum, Travis Boyd, M.D., joined the faculty in 2020 after a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Now as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Boyd has integrated his expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in microvascular reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, and upper and lower extremity reconstruction following trauma, burns, and cancer.

In addition, Dr. Boyd specializes in the treatment of lymphedema and is out to conquer the last frontier of comprehensive reconstructive care for patients undergoing cancer operations.

Since many patients with lymphedema are still unaware of the alternatives available, Dr. Boyd is on a mission to advance his knowledge in microsurgery and educate others. Here, he collaborates with other surgeons, teaches residents, counsels patients undergoing cancer treatment, and works with cancer survivors to explain the benefits of microsurgery.

Learn more about Dr. Boyd: https://bit.ly/47XSE7f

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Labor Day!
09/04/2023

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy Labor Day!

Happy   Month to the women of   and beyond! Your dedication, innovation, and commitment to patient care are invaluable a...
09/01/2023

Happy Month to the women of and beyond! Your dedication, innovation, and commitment to patient care are invaluable and unmatched. Join us all month long as we highlight and celebrate our women in medicine.

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