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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Health Transformation Research Institute focuses on advancing late-stage translational research — investigations that improve the health of individuals and communities.
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.
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.
Kristin Escamilla, M.D., is using her familiarity with Austin and her personal experiences to help people improve their health, starting locally.
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.
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 Med is the only site in Texas to offer a novel surgical study for Alzheimer’s Disease.
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 aims to help older adults in Central Texas feel more connected to their community through phone calls and conversations with volunteers.
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.