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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.
Pediatric Spotlights: Resident Achievements »

The Department of Pediatrics congratulates two pediatrics residents on their recent achievements.

By Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Succeeding Academically to Shatter Societal Expectations »

Kevin Vargas, a UT Austin psychology major, recounts how the Dell Med Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s chemistry program helped him continue to defy societal expectations.

Dell Med Students Help Administer Free Flu Vaccines »

Forty-one Dell Medical School students volunteered to take a flu-vaccination class and participate in administering the vaccine as part of University Health Services’ annual flu vaccine drive.

Patient-Centered Care & Research Expand at Livestrong Cancer Institutes »

Laura Pavitt speaks with Tara Kaufmann, M.D., about her journey to the Livestrong Cancer Institutes and her plans for her work in Austin.

By Laura Pavitt
A Dell Med Summer Program Is Making Chemistry Exciting, Not Daunting »

Victoria Tillman, a UT Austin biochemistry major, recounts how an Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summer program helped her be excited by her introductory chemistry class, instead of intimidated.

Social Connection: Lessons From the Field »

Maria Cowley-Morillo reflects on phones, technology and the power of human connection found through working with Factor Health’s Social Connection program.

By Maria Cowley-Morillo
Supporting Health Professions Education in Local Schools »

Dell Medical School has created a Health Professions Education Program that leverages Dell Med’s expertise to support teachers and career and technical education administrators in Central Texas.

By Kristin Escamilla, M.D.
Understanding Health In/Equity: A List of Recommendations  »

Racism contributes to health inequity. As the associate dean for health equity at Dell Med, I recommend these resources for anyone interested in learning more about racism and its effects.

By Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH
A Year Into Residency: Work-Life Rhythm Rather Than Balance »

Internal Medicine resident Joseph Joo reflects on his intern year and how he adjusted his perspective on attaining work-life balance.

HLA House Project: Improving Waste Management on Brownie Drive »

The Health Leadership Apprentice Program Orange House worked with community members in the North Lamar neighborhood to improve waste management and trash collection on Brownie Drive.

GHealth Austin Connects With GED Students Through Science & Health »

GHealth Austin recaps the outcome of its fundraising activities and its work tutoring GED students at LifeWorks in spring 2020.

HLA House Project: Examining the Support Expectant & Postpartum Mothers Need »

The Health Leadership Apprentice Program Purple House worked with Community-Driven Initiatives and Mommie Support Network to address maternal health in Central Texas.

HLA House Project: Intimate Partner Violence Trainings for Health Care Professionals »

The Health Leadership Apprentice Program Blue House worked with Community-Driven Initiatives and Texas Advocacy Project to work toward developing trainings for health care providers on intimate partner violence.