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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.
The Chicano Civil Rights Movement in Austin »

The following post is authored by J.D. Ortiz, M.D., pediatric resident at Dell Children’s Medical Center and president of the residents and fellows for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Tierney Assumes Presidency of American College of Medical Informatics »

William Tierney, M.D., will serve as president of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) starting this week. His term ends in November 2020.

Texas Prescription Monitoring Program Promotion »

We’ve been working on a project related to the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for over a year now. The project is part of Texas’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and we’re specifically focused on promoting use of the Texas PMP as a tool for prescribers to make appropriate prescribing decisions.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
As Innovators Unwrap Key Insights, Texas Health Catalyst Wraps Up Consulting Phase »

Texas Health Catalyst supports in the translation of innovations to health products. Itzel Torres shares her observations about the program.

By Itzel Torres
Making Research Useful in Real-Time »

The Center for Health Communication is built on interdisciplinary partnerships, and the Bridging Barriers project would be another way to make connections.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Partnering to Improve Care for Veterans »

Successful partnership is built on alignment of values and mutual respect. That’s why we’re excited to work with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Value Based Care Summer Research Blog »

Read a guest post by Nicole Sheikholeslami, a Chicago Medical School student who recently worked as a value-based health care summer research intern at Dell Med.

Father’s Playbook Milestone: The App Launch »

Father’s Playbook app has launched as a pilot. It is currently available for Android in English only.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
We Tell Stories Because They Save Us »

The conference hosted by Harvard Medical School and the Health Story Collaborative provided ways to help patients tell their story.

By Robin N. Richardson
New Members of the Department of Population Health Family »

Meet the newest faculty and staff members who have joined our Department of Population Health family.

By William Tierney, M.D.
Health Communication as an Interdisciplinary Endeavor »

Blog post from Michael Mackert about upcoming events brought to you by the Center for Health Communication.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Open Data Meetup Sparks Collaboration »

Dell Med and the City of Austin convened on how data captured through the Open Data Portal can support health-related projects and programs at Dell Med.

By Autumn Kaerwer, MPH
(Re)Thinking About Surgical Oncology & Medical Education »

A surgeon-mom reflects on raising doctors and raising kids to care for themselves and others.

By Kimberly Brown, M.D., FACS