A vibrant Health District is taking shape in downtown Austin, linking diverse partners who work to improve health in Central Texas. The nonprofit organization Capital City Innovation leads the development of the district which is anchored by Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the school’s primary teaching hospital operated by Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension.
Already, Dell Med is bringing together researchers, clinicians, innovators and entrepreneurs from across a wide range of disciplines to identify and tackle big challenges in health. The med school’s Texas Health CoLab is one access points for partnership — and The University of Texas at Austin offers many others.
Science as usual is slow. But when it comes to research with the potential to improve health, delays can be a matter of life or death.
What do you get when you connect leading scientists with health industry experts to innovate? Tools like a cancer-detecting “pen.”
While still in startup mode, Dell Med is making progress through formative partnerships and programs that benefit Central Texans.