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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
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We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Patient Care People Give
Texas Agency Helps to Attract Pediatric Cancer Researcher to Dell Medical School »

The University of Texas at Austin has hired cancer researcher John Powers, Ph.D., as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Dell Medical School.

Stroke Prevention Drug Combo Shows Promise, Study Says »

Taking a combination of the clot preventer clopidogrel and aspirin may lower the risk of having a major stroke within 90 days of a minor stroke.

Wanted: Big Ideas for Improving Health »

Dell Med’s Center for Place-Based Initiatives is issuing a call for ideas aimed at improving the health of vulnerable communities in Central Texas. The effort could improve health not just in Central Texas, but across America.

Connecting Moms for Healthy Babies »

A group-based program in East Austin is empowering mothers to better care for their children — and themselves.

These Two Things Cause More Than 1/3 of Deaths in Travis County … »

Find out what you need to know about health in the greater Austin area — and what Dell Med and its partners are doing to tackle cancer, heart disease and other critical health challenges head on.

Take Away the Juice, Pediatricians Say »

Fruit juice has been marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and calcium. But there is no reason to include it in the diets of children less than a year old.

New Patient Information-Sharing System Will Save Lives »

Our mission is to improve health. To do so, we must improve health data and the way it’s used.

With AHCA, We All Pay to Treat Pre-Existing Conditions »

The AHCA throws people back into having to wait for care until an emergency. If the goal is fiscal responsibility, ensure basic insurance for primary care.

Healthy Children’s Meals Are a National Priority »

Our children deserve better food and better health, regardless of government rules — and regardless of partisanship.

Beyond the Books »

One year later, Dell Med’s inaugural students are giving back to the community. See where they’re making an impact.

The Next Class »

Dell Med is entering its second year of enrollment. Meet four of the 50 students — chosen from a pool of 4,832 applicants — who will join the revolution.

Leveraging Data to Aid Vulnerable Babies »

Dell Med, UT Austin and Seton Healthcare Family are partnering to predict — and prevent — health complications that commonly arise in premature infants.

What to Do When Your Knee Hurts »

A new care team is redefining the patient experience for people with painful conditions, and it may mean fewer doctor visits and better results.

The Art of Medicine: Breaking Serious News to Patients »

Austinites are helping Dell Med doctors-in-training become better at communicating with patients and their families.

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life »

Three undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin are leading efforts to increase access to trauma training and resources.

Bringing Fresh Perspectives to Health Care Redesign »

Dell Med’s Distinction Track in Care Transformation builds in resources for residents to improve care by pursuing solutions to the problems they see on the front lines.

Opinion: Today’s Doctors Are an Endangered Species »

Artificial intelligence is a threat to the medical profession as we know it. What can be done to save us?

Identifying Cancer in Just 10 Seconds »

UT Austin researchers developed a cancer-detecting “pen” that allows surgeons to identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds — 150 times faster than existing technology.

New Protocols for Prescribing Pain Meds to New Moms Cut Opioid Use »

Dell Med and Seton Healthcare Family employ new protocols to curb opioid use by new mothers for postpartum pain by more than 40 percent.

Dell Med Launches Population & Mental Health Projects »

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is launching two new projects around population and mental health.