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The HLA Effect: Combining Theater & Sex Education »

Health Leadership Apprentice Program participant Ananya Roy created a performance-based way to teach consent and sex education.

Undergrads From Across the U.S. Take On Cancer Research at Dell Med »

This summer, undergraduate students from across the U.S. worked in various research labs at Dell Medical School as part of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes’ Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Here’s what they learned.

By Nick Smith-Stanley, MBA
Dell Med Students Learn to Administer Flu Shots to Help Improve Health in Travis County »

To help Travis County residents have better access to the flu vaccine, students from Dell Medical School set up a class to learn how to provide the yearly advised vaccination to children and adults.

Building Support for Underrepresented People in Oncology »

To address the educational needs of students in Central Texas and create a pipeline to oncology careers for young women in particular, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes recently launched the Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology as part of its portfolio of local cancer education programs.

By Nick Smith-Stanley, MBA
The HLA Effect: Alcohol, Multiple Sclerosis & Discovering a Research Passion »

Cole Maguire’s involvement in HLA led him to work alongside a Dell Medical School multiple sclerosis researcher to study how alcohol consumption affects the progression of the disease.

GHealth Austin Spring 2019 Recap »

During its spring semester, GHealth Austin volunteer educators spent over 350 hours teaching GED classes at LifeWorks.

Singing for Well-Being »

What happens when we sing? Alicia Lore, who is in the Dell Med Health Leadership Apprentice program, explores the physiological and psychological effects of singing.

Transform Health Care Spotlight: Rhonda Mundhenk »

Rhonda Mundhenk explains what she’s looking forward to as part of the Master of Science in Health Care Transformation Class of 2020.

Transform Health Care Spotlight: Michael Overman »

Michael Overman explains what he’s looking forward to as part of the Master of Science in Health Care Transformation Class of 2020.

A Dell Med Student Reflects on Community Care at Operation Lone Star 2019 »

Dell Medical School student Katherine Jenson reflects on her time working in a clinic for Operation Lone Star 2019 in Brownsville, Texas, in July.

5 Goals for Intern Year »

Internal Medicine intern Joseph Joo reflects on the first month of his internship and identifies goals to strive for throughout the upcoming year.

Key Issues for Health Care Startups in Employment Law Compliance »

For the July installment of the Texas Health CoLab Learning Series, Jason Storck, J.D., shed light on a number of potential employment law issues commonly faced by health care startups.

Dell Med Volunteers Participate in Back-to-School Bash »

To help prepare students for the new school year, Dell Medical School and CommUnityCare participated in the Colony Park Back-to-School Bash at Overton Elementary School.

Help Dell Med Provoke Discussions at SXSW 2020 About Health & Care »

More than 15 panels including members of the Dell Medical School team are in the running to be selected for SXSW 2020. Vote for your favorites in PanelPicker by Aug. 23 to help them reach the stage.

Should I “Redshirt” My Child for Kindergarten? »

“Should I hold my child back from kindergarten?” is a frequent question parents ask in clinic, and the answer is usually, “It depends.”

By Jeffrey Shahidullah, Ph.D.
Health Communication Campaign to Promote Hospital Hand Hygiene: Take Time. Save Lives. »

The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication has made materials for a hand-hygiene campaign available for use for free by anyone who would like to use them.

By Michael Mackert, Ph.D.
Constructive Disruption in the Health Care Sector: How to Succeed »

The June installment of the Texas Health CoLab Learning Series featured David Muntz, principal at StarBridge Advisors, LLC, discussing creative disruption in the health care sector.

Transform Health Care Spotlight: Melissa Benavides, M.D. »

Melissa Benavides, M.D., explains what she’s looking forward to as part of the incoming Master of Science in Health Care Transformation Class of 2020.

Transform Health Care Spotlight: Javier Ley »

Javier Ley explains what he’s looking forward to as part of the incoming Master of Science in Health Care Transformation Class of 2020.

A Network of Changemakers »

The 2019 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars selected Michael Hole, an assistant professor at Dell Medical School and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to represent the cohort by giving the program’s commencement address.