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Q&A With Kiran Shokar, Chair of Population Health »

Kiran Shokar, M.D., M.P.H., will begin serving as associate dean for Community Affairs, chair of the Department of Population Health, and professor of Population Health at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2021.

In Memory of K. Lindley Dodson, 1977-2021 »

K. Lindley Dodson, M.D., was a beloved pediatrician, an educator, a friend to many and a wife and mother of three.

Honoring Dr. Lindley Dodson’s Commitment to Caring »

This statement from Dean Clay Johnston talks about the life of K. Lindley Dodson, M.D., and how we can honor her legacy.

By S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Spotlight: Pooja Varshney, M.D. »

Pooja Varshney is an associate professor of pediatrics and practices at Dell Children’s Medical Center, specializing in pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology, with food allergy as her primary clinical and research focus.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Understanding the Importance of High-Volume Surgeons for Treating Rare Urologic Cancers »

Aaron Laviana, M.D., MBA, and his team of research colleagues studied the relationship between treatment at a high-volume hospital and outcomes from a surgery for a rare cancer.

The Livestrong Cancer Institutes Clinic at UT Health Austin Turns 2 »

Laura Pavitt reflects on how Livestrong Cancer Institutes’ outpatient oncology clinic at UT Health Austin has grown since it opened its doors two years ago.

By Laura Pavitt
Kirsten Nieto Is Dell Seton’s Physician of the Year »

Kirsten Nieto, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and associate chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been named Physician of the Year at Dell Seton Medical Center.

By C. Martin Harris, M.D., MBA
A Summer for the Ages »

Aaron Alokozai recounts his experience completing the Value-Based Health Care Summer Research Internship in 2019.

Austin Monthly’s 2021 Top Doctors in Pediatrics »

Congratulations to all the physicians on Austin Monthly’s Top Doctors 2021 list from the Dell Med Department of Pediatrics and Ascension Medical Group!

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Awarded Research Grant for Bereavement Principles Project »

Annabel Cramer, M.D., received the INSPIRE Novice Research Award to study the effectiveness of a simulation-driven approach to bereavement training for EMS providers.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Student-Run Thanksgiving Event Served Flu Vaccines With a Side of Community »

Six Dell Med students ran a flu vaccine event for the Thanksgiving holiday to make flu shots more accessible for Austin community members.

Got GERD? Research Aims To Improve Outcomes After Anti-Reflux Surgery »

A UT Health Austin team is studying ways to improve care for patients with GERD. The surgical director for digestive health, Tripp Buckley, M.D., leads the team that includes surgical residents and medical students.

Cross-Border Partnerships Strengthen in Virtual COVID-19 Summit on Texas & Mexico »

Even though an in-person summit on shared health challenges is currently impossible, three institutions united virtually to discuss their ongoing work in health equity and thoughts on COVID-19’s transnational impact in Texas and Mexico.

By Sarayu Adeni, MPA-DP
Predicting Outcomes After Urologic Surgery to Better Inform Patients and Providers »

Charles Osterberg III, M.D., and his team recently studied urethroplasty, the surgery commonly used to treat urethral stricture disease, to help urologists and patients better understand the factors that lead to successful surgeries.

By E. Charles Osterberg III, M.D.
Nutrition & Cancer Care »

In an interview for Livestrong Cancer Institutes’ podcast “Cancer Uncovered,” registered dietitian Krystle Zuniga described the complexities and importance of nutrition care during cancer treatment.

Pediatrics Residents Organize Flu Vaccine Event »

Pediatrics residents organized a recent flu vaccine clinic with Austin Public Health to help control the spread of the flu this year.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Pediatrics Residents & Faculty Organize Reverse Trick-or-Treat »

Pediatrics residents and faculty passed out goodies to patients as part of a reverse trick-or-treat parade.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Pediatric Spotlights: Dory Collette, RN, CCRN »

Dory Collette, RN, CCRN, is the inaugural honoree of a new hero-recognition program, which launched to celebrate Healthcare Quality Week.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Remembering Steven Kornguth, 1935-2020 »

Steven Kornguth, Ph.D., a professor at Dell Medical School, died Sept. 21 in the company of his family.

Pediatric Spotlights: Pediatric Neurologists Making an Impact »

Several Dell Med pediatric neurologists have made recent achievements as they strive for improving neurological health for children in Central Texas and beyond.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.