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Adding Technology to Medical Education Through Collaboration »

To advance the integration of technology in medical education, the leaders of new UT Austin enrichment electives are presenting their collaborative effort at the Innovations in Health Science Education Conference.

Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder  »

Based at Dell Seton Medical Center — part of Ascension Seton — the Buprenorphine Team comprised of hospital staff and Dell Medical School faculty members is getting noticed for its work to care for patients with opioid use disorder.

By Richard Bottner, PA-C
Recap: Texas Health Catalyst Demo Day 2018 »

Texas Health Catalyst’s Demo Day organizer shares highlights of the event and ways to get involved in the program.

By José Papa
Tell Us: What’s Your Problem? »

Texas Health Catalyst associate Nandita Shetty writes about the newest cycle of the program: “Healthcare’s Biggest Challenge — What’s Your Problem?”

Health Is Happening at SXSW 2019 »

SXSW is around the corner and Dell Medical School experts are on deck to share innovative concepts and technologies that can improve health.

Moving the Needle »

Kim Brown discusses a study on pancreatic cancer that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

By Kimberly Brown, M.D., FACS
Second Round of CHER Funds Bring New, Interdisciplinary Research Teams Together »

Mike Mackert announces new interdisciplinary research projects funded by the Communication for Health, Empathy, and Resilience program.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Does Character Need to Be Taught or Enabled?  »

David Ring and Carrie Barron share a positive approach to enabling, fostering and mobilizing resilience.

Misdiagnosis of Patient Preferences »

Listening to the patient involves exploring the conflict and ambivalence, the questions and confusions that are part of being human.

Studying to the Test »

Truly objective measures in medical education are hard to come by, and we have evolved an unfortunate over-reliance on standardized testing as one of the few objective measures that can be compared across institutions.

By Kimberly Brown, M.D., FACS
Focusing on the Person, Not the Condition  »

Surgical oncologist Kim Brown reflects on a recent encounter with a patient, sharing lessons learned from the significant experience.

By Kimberly Brown, M.D., FACS
Mental Health & Health Communication Symposium: A New Adventure in the New Year »

The Center for Health Communication is hosting a symposium on mental health and health communication on Feb. 21 in Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Five Ways to Maximize Value-Based Care in Texas  »

In advance of the 86th Texas Legislature convening in January, the Dell Medical School held three sessions on Dec. 11 at the Texas Capitol focused on maximizing value based care in Texas.

By Lisa Kirsch, MPAff
Q&A with Jennifer Wells »

Q&A with Jennifer Wells, M.D.

By Erin Huddleston
Holding On in the Holiday Season​ »

Holidays can be delightful, distracting and hard. If the holidays cause you heartache, here are some tips for joy, hope and holding on.

By Carrie Barron, M.D.
The Benefits of Being a Mile Wide and a Foot Deep »

Blog post from Mike Mackert on how the primary benefit of the Center for Health Communication is that it’s a “mile wide and a foot deep.”

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Hope in a Rational World: Formulaic Versus Narrative Approaches to Care »

The following blog is authored by Carrie Barron, M.D., director of the Creativity for Resilience Program, and David Ring, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, surgery and perioperatve care, and associate dean for Comprehensive Care.

Navigating Wrist Pain as a New Mom »

I have always been quick to ask Google about almost anything that pops into my mind. After my daughter was born, I turned to Google (often at odd hours) in an attempt to navigate my new normal. This was especially true in the early weeks when I kept waking up with persistent wrist pain.

By Miranda Hoff
Q&A with Tracy Solomon »

Tracy Solomon is a founding member of the Dell Med Society for Health and Women. The Society, which started in Sept. 2018, brings together passionate Austin, Texas community members with thought leaders from Dell Medical School to explore real issues affecting women’s health. Membership dues from the group support oncofertility initiatives at Dell Med.

By Erin Huddleston
Can a Website Help You Get & Stay Healthy?  »

We think the world would be healthier with better access to health knowledge. Health information sites should assume that people want to take care of themselves and trust them to seek professional help when necessary.

By David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.