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Fauci Talks Pandemic Preparedness, Political Divisiveness at Ken Shine Lecture »

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses pandemic preparedness, a culture of divisiveness and a need for greater collaboration between federal and local government as he was honored with the 2021 Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership at Dell Med.

Ready for the Next Pandemic? »

Between COVID-19 and the next large-scale disaster lies a critical period. Investment in preparedness and a return to civil discourse (and trust in science) are what will save us from the pandemic to come, says Anthony Fauci, M.D.

COVID-19: Looking Back — & Ahead »

From research to mental health care to “herd accountability,” five leaders from Dell Medical School share their thoughts on how their work changed in 2020 and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

Coronavirus ‘Infodemic’: Fear Causes Misinformation Spread, More Rigid Thinking »

An “infodemic” driven by fear: Coronavirus concerns cause people to think more rigidly and make it harder for them to recognize misinformation — and more likely to spread it, according to a new study by Dell Med researcher Carola Salvi.

UT Austin Receives Some of Texas’ First COVID-19 Vaccines to Protect Healthcare Staff Serving the Region »

UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, is among the first in Texas to receive the long-awaited first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines.

Training a New Generation of Health Researchers »

The Health Transformation Research Institute focuses on advancing late-stage translational research — investigations that improve the health of individuals and communities.

COVID-19 Surges Linked to Hungry Children, Families in Travis County »

As rates of COVID-19 cases grew earlier this spring and summer, Dell Med researchers found food insecurity has also been plaguing Central Texas families.

Commentary: Want to Understand Health Disparities? Get Your Antiracist Goggles On »

How do we shrink persistent racial health disparities, especially among children? Dell Med’s Elizabeth Matsui says it starts by applying an “antiracist” blueprint to guide the way we fund, evaluate and disseminate research.

Dell Med Doctor Advances Health & Inclusion in Her Hometown »

Kristin Escamilla, M.D., is using her familiarity with Austin and her personal experiences to help people improve their health, starting locally.

Laura Cannon: An Empathetic Voice for Patients & Students »

Laura Cannon’s clinical expertise and personal experience shape her unique perspective as she works to simplify the education process surrounding cancer treatment for patients and students.

José del R. Millán: Building the Brain-Computer Interface »

How can a computer help someone regain motor function? José del R. Millán, Ph.D., tackles this question as he designs brain-computer interfaces that empower people to surpass their limits.

Dell Medical School, Dell Seton Partner as Only Site in Texas to Offer Surgical Study for Alzheimer’s Disease  »

Dell Med is the only site in Texas to offer a novel surgical study for Alzheimer’s Disease.

First Heart Transplant Performed at Dell Children’s Medical Center, UT Austin »

In a historic first for Dell Children’s Medical Center, UT Health Austin and the University of Texas at Austin, a team of pediatric heart transplant surgeons successfully implanted a donor heart in an 18-year-old patient.

‘Sunshine Calls’: Alleviating Isolation for Older Adults »

Sunshine Calls aims to help older adults in Central Texas feel more connected to their community through phone calls and conversations with volunteers.

Longtime Physicians Aim to Overturn the Status Quo, Alongside the Next Generation »

Joe and Kathleen Funk graduated in August from a new master’s program focused on high-value, relationship-centered health care, where they studied alongside a Dell Med student who had received the scholarship they fund.

Gretchen Fuller: Shaping Conversations to Improve Health Care »

Gretchen Fuller, M.D., aims to improve the experiences of patients, families, providers and staff using her communication training.

Bonnie Du: Designing Brighter Futures »

Bonnie Du is driven to build health care systems that empower patients and providers alike.

Bastrop County Makes a ‘Pinky Promise’ for Breast Cancer Prevention  »

Bastrop County Cares, along with Dell Medical School and community organizations, launches a breast cancer screening program for uninsured women.

Blessing Oyeniyi: Advocating for Diversity in Medicine »

Blessing Oyeniyi, M.D., works to increase diversity in health care as a way to improve patient outcomes and as a microcosm of larger social issues.

Carmen R. Valdez: Leading Community-Focused Research »

Carmen R. Valdez, Ph.D., works to better understand how researchers can address the impact of social inequities on health outcomes.