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The Impending Gap in HIV Care: Learners on the Front Lines »

Dell Med learners and trainees gain specialized knowledge in HIV care thanks to a partnership with the David Powell Health Center. In time, they may help meet the need for new practitioners, as older physicians on the front lines since the ’80s prepare for retirement.

The Future of Health Innovation in Austin: 3 Things to Know »

A panel hosted by Texas Health Catalyst explored what makes Austin a prime place to move the needle on health innovation — and what might be holding us back.

Center to Study Psychedelics for Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD Launches at UT Austin’s Dell Med »

Treatment options for adults living with PTSD, depression and anxiety are the focus of the new Center for Psychedelic Research and Therapy — the first center of its kind in Texas.

New Digital Tool Closes the Loop, Helps Clinicians Follow Up on Patient Care Referrals »

With community partners, Dell Med’s Anjum Khurshid leads efforts to help clinicians close the loop when they make patient referrals to community organizations for social services support.

Military Sexual Assault Linked to Depression, Mother-Baby Bonding Problems Among Veterans »

New research from Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and Dell Med shows that the trauma of assault during military service has negative consequences on depression, mother-infant bonding as well as the potential for far-reaching generational impacts.

Jeny Ghartey: Promoting Maternal Health Equity »

Jeny Ghartey is committed to helping mothers overcome barriers to health equity, whether those barriers are high-risk pregnancies or structural racism.

First Digital Platform to Track and Prevent Drug Overdoses in Texas Launches »

A UT Austin team led by Dell Med’s Kasey Claborn has developed a digital platform to improve overdose reporting and prevention in Texas.

Designing Better Systems: Dell Med Students Partner on Real-World Health Challenges »

A first-of-its-kind master’s program at UT Austin is giving interdisciplinary student teams a chance to tackle real-world health challenges using design strategies.

Aya Rossano: Sawing Through the Glass Ceiling in Orthopaedics »

Dell Med student Aya Rossano is aiming to improve equity and inclusion in the male-dominated field of orthopaedic surgery.

Kidney Transplant Center Offers New Hope for Central Texans »

Dell Med’s clinical practice UTHealthAustin and partners have launched the Adult Abdominal Transplant Center, giving Central Texans a new lease on life through kidney transplant.

Asthma Hospitalization Rate for Kids in Travis County is Much Higher than National Average »

Kids in Travis County are hospitalized for asthma much more often than the rest of the nation’s children, according to research led by Dell Med’s Elizabeth Matsui.

Technique Predicts Tumor Response to Cancer Therapy »

Dell Med’s researchers collaborate with industry pros to develop a new breast cancer modeling technique that predicts how tumors will respond to treatments.

Stephen Yi: A Passionate Mentor for Early Career Researchers »

Stephen Yi is helping train the next generation of researchers focused on improving cancer treatment.

Just a Phone Call Away: Bringing Care Within Reach for Texas Children With Epilepsy »

Dave Clarke and a team of Dell Med researchers are working to break down barriers to pediatric epilepsy care in Texas, supported by a gift from Loretta and Jeff Clarke.

First Study of Brief Suicide Interventions for LGBTQ+ Young Adults Aims to Save Lives »

In the first study of its kind, Dell Med’s Phillip Schnarrs co-leads a study to evaluate brief suicide preventive strategies for young LGBTQ adults.

Final Reflections: A Conversation With Clay Johnston »

Stepping down after seven years as inaugural dean of Dell Medical School, Clay Johnston looks back on his tenure.

Paul Rathouz: From the Peace Corps to Biomedical Research »

Paul Rathouz uses his skills as a statistician to hone research study designs, aiming to bring cutting-edge methods to bear on Dell Med’s mission to shape how people get and stay healthy.

Austin-Area Residential Treatment Program Improves Mental Health, Saves Taxpayers Millions  »

Research from Dell Med, the LBJ School and Integral Care shows that an Austin-area residential treatment program is treating a large population experiencing homelessness while saving the local health care system millions annually.

What’s the Healthscape? 4 More Examples »

Dell Medical School’s “Healthscape,” focused on health beyond the clinic, supports and advances innovations that improve health in the landscape of people’s lives. Here are four examples.

UT Austin Study Aims to Shield Critical Brain Functions From Surgery, Find New Treatments for Neurological Conditions »

Can we rewire brains to protect key functions during surgery? Researchers from Dell Medical School and UT Austin hope to set the stage for more discoveries in brain health and neuroplasticity.