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UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world-renowned for its research, regarded among the best in the country for medical education and for clinical and scientific training, and nationally recognized for the quality of care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern’s University Hospital & Clinics and affiliated institutions. The Medical Center includes three degree-granting inst

itutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

- The schools train nearly 3,700 medical, graduate, and health profession students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows each year.

- Ongoing support from federal agencies, along with foundations, individuals, and corporations, provides more than $524 million per year to fund faculty research.

- UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 117,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits a year.

- UT Southwestern has approximately 18,800 employees and an operating budget of $3.7 billion.

- In U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals 2023-2024 guide, UT Southwestern is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Texas (tie) – and a top 20 hospital in the nation. Additionally, UTSW is nationally ranked in nine specialty-care areas: Cancer; Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Pulmonology & Lung Surgery; Rehabilitation; and Urology.

UT Southwestern joins Dallas and the nation in mourning U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a former nurse at the Dallas VA...
01/08/2024

UT Southwestern joins Dallas and the nation in mourning U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a former nurse at the Dallas VA who became an inspirational leader and true trailblazer. Over three decades in Congress, she built a legacy of hope and advocacy for science and health care that will live on at UTSW and beyond. https://bit.ly/3RScPfB

In 2023, for the fourth consecutive year,   performed more transplants than any other North Texas program. It is our pri...
01/08/2024

In 2023, for the fourth consecutive year, performed more transplants than any other North Texas program. It is our privilege to be part of the journey for our patients, helping to restore hope and forever touching the lives of those impacted by the gift of organ donation.

Duojia Pan, Ph.D., Chair of Physiology, has made major progress in studying the Hippo signaling pathway, guiding tissue ...
01/08/2024

Duojia Pan, Ph.D., Chair of Physiology, has made major progress in studying the Hippo signaling pathway, guiding tissue growth in various species. His exceptional work has earned him recognition like election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the 2022 Passano Award.

These honors showcase Dr. Pan's dedication of over two decades in identifying an internal pathway that regulates organ size and regeneration. Explore his remarkable research discoveries and his impressive medical career journey.

Isaac Pence, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, were among 33 investigators selected to receive American Heart Association (AHA) Second Century Early Faculty Independence Awards.

As we embark on a new year at UT Southwestern, filled with promise and possibility, let's reflect on some of 2023's most...
01/05/2024

As we embark on a new year at UT Southwestern, filled with promise and possibility, let's reflect on some of 2023's most notable moments, discoveries, and achievements - so we can keep building on our progress and enhancing the health of our community. https://bit.ly/3NPx3Wm

Despite a return to normalcy not happening in 2023, UT Southwestern's faculty, staff, students, and trainees were unstoppable, embracing a new reality.

UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered an improved method for identifying Type 2 diabetes patients who may require m...
01/05/2024

UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered an improved method for identifying Type 2 diabetes patients who may require medication to prevent heart failure. Find out how a two-step screening, combining clinical risk evaluation with biomarker testing, shows promising results.

A two-step screening protocol that combines clinical risk assessment with biomarker testing can more effectively identify which patients with Type 2 diabetes need medication to prevent heart failure, according to a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.

We're thrilled to announce Joshua Liao, M.D., M.Sc., whose career has focused on creating better health care systems by ...
01/04/2024

We're thrilled to announce Joshua Liao, M.D., M.Sc., whose career has focused on creating better health care systems by improving payment and care delivery models, has been appointed Professor and Chief of General Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. His leadership, expertise, and dedication will undoubtedly elevate our institution's patient care and academic endeavors. Learn how Dr. Liao aims to improve commitment to enhancing healthcare payment and delivery: https://bit.ly/3TMHkpQ

Liao appointed Chief of Division of General Internal Medicine

Ready to try out that new pickleball gear you got as a holiday gift? Our latest blog post discusses the popular sport an...
01/03/2024

Ready to try out that new pickleball gear you got as a holiday gift? Our latest blog post discusses the popular sport and the common injuries associated with it. Get insights and tips to stay safe while enjoying pickleball.

Pickleball is taking the U.S. by storm. It’s low-impact and generally safe. But no sport is 100% risk-free. Explore common injuries and get tips to reduce your risk.

Hooray for Hannah, the first baby delivered at Clements University Hospital in 2024 – and the first child of a UT Southw...
01/03/2024

Hooray for Hannah, the first baby delivered at Clements University Hospital in 2024 – and the first child of a UT Southwestern nurse and his wife. Hannah was welcomed into the world at 6:23 p.m. on Jan. 1 by her parents and her UTSW family – especially the excited staff members working on the delivery floor New Year's day.

Hannah, 6 lbs. 9 oz., is already suited up and ready to root for her dad's favorite team, the Dallas Mavericks, who provided a onesie and matching hat for their adorable new fan. UT Southwestern is the Official Health Care Partner of the Dallas Mavericks.
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[Images: Newborn baby wearing a Dallas Mavericks onesie.]

01/01/2024

All of us at wish you - our friends, supporters, and peers - a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2024!

New year, new you...less booze? See what the sober-curious movement is all about, and how participating in Dry January c...
12/31/2023

New year, new you...less booze? See what the sober-curious movement is all about, and how participating in Dry January can give you a quick health boost.

New year, new you...less booze? See how trying Dry January can have direct benefits to your health. UT Southwestern's Bethany Agusala, a lifestyle medicine expert, explains.

During holiday celebrations, it's common to consume alcohol to join in the festivities. UT Southwestern cardiac disease ...
12/29/2023

During holiday celebrations, it's common to consume alcohol to join in the festivities. UT Southwestern cardiac disease expert shares insights to avoid 'holiday heart syndrome' and provides tips for maintaining a healthy balance during this festive season. https://bit.ly/3Ry3Ccv

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but too much celebrating can be bad for your health.

Everyday Health discusses five lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure with UT Southwestern heart expert Wanpen Vongpa...
12/29/2023

Everyday Health discusses five lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure with UT Southwestern heart expert Wanpen Vongpatanasin, M.D. Discover the tips:

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening problems, like heart attack and stroke. Eating a low-salt, low-sodium diet and getting enough exercise are 2 ways to regulate blood pressure levels.

Exciting news! Philip Greilich, M.D., and Janine Prange-Kiel, Ph.D., have been selected to join the UT System's Kenneth ...
12/26/2023

Exciting news! Philip Greilich, M.D., and Janine Prange-Kiel, Ph.D., have been selected to join the UT System's Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education, recognizing their exceptional teaching skills. Join us in congratulating the new inductees and take a moment to learn about their impressive scientific background.

UT Southwestern faculty members Philip Greilich, M.D., M.Sc., and Janine Prange-Kiel, Ph.D., have been selected to join the UT System’s Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education in recognition of their outstanding teaching. New members will be inducted at the Academy’s annual I...

May the sweet magic of Christmas gladden your hearts and make all your dreams come true. Merry Christmas to all our frie...
12/25/2023

May the sweet magic of Christmas gladden your hearts and make all your dreams come true. Merry Christmas to all our friends and supporters who are celebrating today!

Navigating the holiday season can be stressful, but practicing mindfulness and setting healthy boundaries can help manag...
12/23/2023

Navigating the holiday season can be stressful, but practicing mindfulness and setting healthy boundaries can help manage stress. Sarah Woods, Ph.D., a family and community medicine expert at UT Southwestern, shares stress management tips with The Dallas Morning News for the holidays.

Stress is nearly unavoidable during the holidays. Experts from UT Southwestern and University of North Texas Health Science Center share tips on how to get...

Prioritizing your health during the holiday season is always a challenge. Our nutrition experts at UT Southwestern provi...
12/22/2023

Prioritizing your health during the holiday season is always a challenge. Our nutrition experts at UT Southwestern provide tips to help you enjoy holiday food while being mindful of your health. Learn how: https://bit.ly/486ipC2

Office parties and family dinners make eating healthy during the holiday season a challenge. But you can still enjoy your favorite treats while maintaining a balanced diet, according to nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

While the holiday season can bring joy to people of all ages, it also leaves many feeling depressed and lonely. Our UT S...
12/22/2023

While the holiday season can bring joy to people of all ages, it also leaves many feeling depressed and lonely. Our UT Southwestern experts share tips to boost resilience against seasonal stress and manage despondent feelings during the holidays. Check out the strategies:

While the holiday season can bring joy to people of all ages, it also leaves many feeling depressed and lonely. Those who already suffer from a mental health condition can develop more serious symptoms. According to a survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 64% of people who have m...

Introducing Dr. Irina Timofte, M.D., M.S., a distinguished leader in pulmonary transplant medicine. As the Director of t...
12/21/2023

Introducing Dr. Irina Timofte, M.D., M.S., a distinguished leader in pulmonary transplant medicine. As the Director of the Lung Transplant Fellowship Program at , Dr. Timofte brings unparalleled expertise and dedication to improving clinical care for lung transplant patients.

UT Southwestern's Lung Transplant Fellowship is a one-year program focusing on lung transplantation and mechanical respiratory support (ECMO) for trainees who have completed either a Pulmonary or Critical Care Fellowship. The Lung Transplant Program has performed more than 1,000 transplants, making it the largest program of its kind in North Texas. Elevate your knowledge with a trailblazer in the field of lung health. https://bit.ly/4awXsC4

12/20/2023

Students at the Biomedical Preparatory at UTSW, a school focusing on STEM education, receive comprehensive scientific training. Recently, second graders visited our SIM Center to learn about healthcare advancements, including robotic surgery. These custom-tailored visits are designed to introduce young minds to the healthcare field. Read all about their visit: https://bit.ly/4720ISU

Approximately 10% of at-home screening tests for early colorectal cancer (CRC) detection were unable to be processed, ma...
12/19/2023

Approximately 10% of at-home screening tests for early colorectal cancer (CRC) detection were unable to be processed, mainly due to patient errors, despite their convenience. Cancer epidemiologist Rasmi Nair, Ph.D., explains how understanding and mitigating barriers to successful colorectal cancer screening is critical for improving CRC outcomes.

Despite the convenience of at-home screening tests for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC), a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers examining more than a decade of patient data found that about 10% of the tests could not be proc...

Recently, drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy have become famous for weight loss. Internal medicine expert Jaime Almandoz, ...
12/19/2023

Recently, drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy have become famous for weight loss. Internal medicine expert Jaime Almandoz, M.D., addresses key questions with KERA on these medications and their role in advancing obesity treatment and promoting healthier lifestyles.

Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have become popular as people struggle with weight gain. Dr. Jaime Almandoz of UT Southwestern explains how they work and who should use them.

Join us in congratulating the latest class of the Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award honorees.Nominee...
12/18/2023

Join us in congratulating the latest class of the Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award honorees.

Nominees are selected by their peers for exemplifying excellence and professionalism on the job. The three common traits that define Strauss Award recipients are excelling in their tasks, serving as role models for the next generation of employees, and sharing a spirit of volunteerism that strengthens our community.

Thank you for demonstrating the highest form of work ethic. https://bit.ly/3Rg3s9j

The 2023 Q3 recipients of UT Southwestern's Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award work in Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine, Rapid Response, Health Information Management, Admissions, and Social Work: Colton Allen Clark, Donna Fletcher, Mic...

Postoperative discomfort often presents difficulties for new mothers after undergoing a C-section. Elaine Duryea, M.D. a...
12/18/2023

Postoperative discomfort often presents difficulties for new mothers after undergoing a C-section. Elaine Duryea, M.D. and Chinonye Imo, M.D., experts in obstetrics and gynecology, highlight the significance of tailoring opioid prescriptions to ensure adequate pain management for patients recovering at home.

Tailoring prescriptions individually to a patient's needs after cesarean delivery can decrease opioid use while successfully managing post-surgical pain, according to a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The change in protocol, ...

On Dec. 17, more than 130   School of Health Professions students will graduate, with a special commencement address fro...
12/15/2023

On Dec. 17, more than 130 School of Health Professions students will graduate, with a special commencement address from the Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University Health, Craig R. Jackson, M.S.W., J.D. Join us in celebrating an exciting milestone for our !

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the School of Health Professions at UT Southwestern will honor the educational achievements of more than 130 students at a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony held in the Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium on South Campus.As members of World Doc...

The expanded use of belzutifan, announced by the FDA, is a triumph of discovery that began 30 years ago in a lab at UT S...
12/15/2023

The expanded use of belzutifan, announced by the FDA, is a triumph of discovery that began 30 years ago in a lab at UT Southwestern. Now, the first-in-class treatment has the potential to save thousands of patients with metastatic kidney cancer. https://bit.ly/3Ntnlsw

Cell spatial organization is like a complex jigsaw puzzle where each cell serves as a unique piece, fitting together met...
12/15/2023

Cell spatial organization is like a complex jigsaw puzzle where each cell serves as a unique piece, fitting together meticulously to form a cohesive tissue or organ structure. UT Southwestern researchers are exploring how AI perceives intricate cell relationships, extracts complex tissue insights, and predicts patient outcomes.

Holiday travel for pregnant women can be difficult, whether visiting loved ones or planning a trip. Robyn Horsager-Boehr...
12/15/2023

Holiday travel for pregnant women can be difficult, whether visiting loved ones or planning a trip. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology specialist at UT Southwestern, provides advice for expectant mothers navigating holiday trips.

– Being pregnant during the holidays brings its own set of challenges whether you’re traveling to visit family and friends or just looking to get away.

UT Southwestern is leading three multicenter clinical trials funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA focus...
12/14/2023

UT Southwestern is leading three multicenter clinical trials funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA focused on potential treatments for methamphetamine or co***ne addiction. Learn how this study could offer the first medical treatments for individuals suffering from stimulant addictions and help them regain control over their lives.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading three multicenter clinical trials funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) focused on potential treatments for methamphetamine or co***ne addiction.

We are delighted to honor Nora Gimpel, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Melanie S. Sulistio, M.D., ...
12/14/2023

We are delighted to honor Nora Gimpel, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Melanie S. Sulistio, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, as recipients of the 2023 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards. Their exceptional teaching methods and remarkable impact in the classroom have earned them both a medallion and a cash prize. Please join us in congratulating them on their outstanding achievement.

Gimpel, Sulistio honored with UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards Published on: December 08, 2023 By: Cathy Frisinger Tags: Education Share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn 2023 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipients Nora G...

Please join us in congratulating UT Southwestern’s Jinming Gao, Ph.D., who has been selected as a fellow of the National...
12/12/2023

Please join us in congratulating UT Southwestern’s Jinming Gao, Ph.D., who has been selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his work developing innovative nanotechnology to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Gao is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Pharmacology at UTSW. He holds 16 U.S. patents and 72 foreign patents in the fields of polymer biomaterials, nanoparticle drug delivery, tumor surgical imaging, and cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Gao joins four other UTSW faculty members as fellows of the NAI.

Jinming Gao, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been selected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in recognition of...

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UT Southwestern ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching. UT Southwestern’s physicians provide patients with the highest quality of care throughout the medical center’s outpatient clinics and affiliated hospitals. The medical center includes three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. - The schools train nearly 4,400 medical, graduate and allied health students, residents and postdoctoral fellows each year. - Ongoing support from federal agencies, along with foundations, individuals and corporations provide nearly $406 million per year to fund about 3,500 research projects. - Faculty and residents provide care to almost 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee nearly 1.9 million outpatient visits a year. - UT Southwestern has approximately 11,000 employees and an operating budget of more than $1.42 billion. - In the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals 2010-2011 guide, UT Southwestern is nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas, the highest ranking health care provider in North Texas. The medical center was ranked in the specialties of urology, diabetes/endocrinology, gynecology, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat.