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‘COV-IT’: Critical IT Considerations for Academic Medicine »

IT plays an essential role in managing the pandemic — one that reaches beyond telemedicine to address vaccine management, data security and more. Here, a CIO’s take from the trenches.

Jack Virostko: Seeing More Than Meets the Eye »

Jack Virostko applies engineering fundamentals to his research in medical imaging, uncovering data that can inform lifesaving decisions.

Grace Farris: At the Intersection of Medicine, Motherhood & Art »

As a mother and academic hospitalist, Grace Farris uses comics to amplify the experiences of women in medicine.

Street Medicine, Other Homeless Health Initiatives Receive Permanent Support »

$2 Million Gift from DeJoria Foundation Will Create Dell Medical School Chair to Improve the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness

Class of 2021 Matched to Residencies Across the U.S. »

Congrats to incoming residents and Dell Med’s Class of 2021, 100% of whom matched to residency programs across Texas and the U.S.

Grace Goes Home: UT Health Austin, Dell Children’s Celebrate 13-Year-Old’s Heart Transplant »

15 months after receiving a life-saving mechanical heart pump, 13-year-old Grace Jennings received a donor heart from UT Health Austin’s Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children’s.

AI Tool Helps Patients, Doctors Make Better Surgery Decisions Together »

Deciding whether or not to have knee surgery can be daunting. But an innovative decision aid, powered by artificial intelligence, makes patients and doctors equal partners in the process, while improving patient outcomes.

Nationally Known Leader in Population Health to Join Dell Med Team »

Nationally known population health leader Kiran Shokar to join Dell Medical School.

Empathy-Focused Phone Calls Alleviate Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic »

Phone calls focused on empathy may help ease loneliness, depression and anxiety among older adults during COVID-19, according to research from Factor Health at Dell Med.

Computational Medicine - Moving From Uncertainty to Precision »

Collaboration between Dell Med, Oden Institute, TACC, industry, government establishes Texas as a leader in computational medicine.

Unlocking PTSD: New Study Reveals Why Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy Treatment Works »

Trauma-focused psychotherapy is the best-known treatment for PTSD. But how does it work? Dell Med researcher Greg Fonzo says he may have found the answer by exploring how different parts of the brain talk to one another.

New Civic Impact Initiative to Help Improve Health and Prosperity for Vulnerable Populations »

The Impact Factory, led by Dell Med’s Dr. Michael Hole, aims to improve health and prosperity for vulnerable Texans, foster civic innovation, entrepreneurship and service learning beyond the classroom.

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.