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System Linked to Operational Hospitals, Shorter Lockdowns, Lives Saved »

A new study examines the COVID-19 alert system used in Travis County, resulting in a lower death rate than the rest of Texas with fewer lockdown measures — and how it can be used to save lives in the future.

Dell Med Graduates Its Second Class of Physicians »

Four first-generation college students. Alumni of 30 colleges and universities. 100% residency match rate. Forty-seven new physician leaders to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy. Congratulations to the Dell Med Class of 2021.

David Auzenne: Dismantling Barriers to Health »

David Auzenne partners with professionally diverse teams to ensure Austin communities have equal opportunities to get and stay healthy.

Austin Screening Initiative Strikes a Cost-Effective Balance in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Among Underserved Populations »

Researchers from Dell Med and UT Austin are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective.

Our Immune Systems Blanket the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein with Antibodies  »

Dell Med’s Gregory Ippolito co-authors a study in Science about our immune system’s response to COVID-19 antibodies, which could lead to the next generation of vaccines against coronavirus variants.

Blockchain as ‘TechQuity’: How Innovative Tech Solutions Have the Power to Help the Homeless »

Easy access to and control over personal information is a challenge for people experiencing homelessness. But Dell Med researchers say blockchain technology may provide a secure, digital “wallet” to increase access to health and well-being.

Elisa Borah: A Champion for Military & Veteran Families »

Elisa Borah, Ph.D., researches crucial support systems for military families and veterans.

New Study Seeks to Prove Innovative Model of Whole-Person Health Care for Osteoarthritis »

New research from Dell Med’s Musculoskeletal Institute aims to demonstrate the value of an innovative health care model that incorporates a whole-person approach to treating osteoarthritis.

‘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.