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Match Day: 170-Plus New Physicians to Train in Austin »

Dell Med’s latest graduating students matched to residencies across the country, marking their growth as future physician leaders. Arriving in Austin for their own specialized training — and to care for Central Texans: 171 new residents and fellows.

Intervention With Veterans in Health Care Settings Linked to Reductions in Intimate Partner Violence »

What is the potential role of hospitals and other health care settings in reducing intimate partner violence? A new Dell Med study highlights the effectiveness of a group intervention – demonstrated with military veterans at dozens of VA medical facilities across the country – to reduce relationship violence.

CommUnityCare Health Centers, Dell Med Initiative Wins Grand Prize in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer »

CommUnityCare Health Centers, Dell Med Initiative Wins Grand Prize in Fight against Colorectal Cancer.

Upper Respiratory Viruses May Contribute to Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Asthma  »

Asthma-related emergency department visit rates for local Black and Latinx children are typically higher than for white children, but Dell Med researchers found that disparity lessened significantly during the pandemic a shift that may be connected to the common cold.

A Closer Look at Alzheimer’s Disease Among Hispanic Adults »

Dell Medical School neurologists are studying Alzheimer’s among Hispanics to get to the heart of racial disparities.

This Is Your Brain on Sound »

Mapping how our brains process sound holds clues for helping some people retain — or even regain — speech. A team of UT and Dell Children’s collaborative researchers is pointing the way.

In Babies, a Fifth Vital Sign? »

Researchers studying preterm infants are discovering something huge: Not only can movement predict short-term emergencies, but it also has meaningful implications for long-term health.

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara: Expanding Access to Neurosurgery »

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara and her team are bringing highly specialized neurosurgical expertise to benefit Central Texas children.

Dell Med Research to Inform Healthy Aging for Older Patients with Multiple Sclerosis  »

From muscle weakness to poor sleep and vision problems – aging takes a toll on the body, especially for older people who have multiple sclerosis. New research by UT Health Austin’s Léorah Freeman will help meet the needs of older patients and shed light on how MS changes with age.

The Future of Health: Integrating Social Work Into Health Care »

How does health social work improve patient outcomes? Two out of three patients at UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute report improvement in six months when social workers are integrated into teams to provide cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dell Medical School Study Enlists Fitness Wearables in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s »

Dell Medical School researchers, led by David Paydarfar, begin research on fitness wearables to detect delirium — a common precursor to Alzheimer’s Disease.

​Doctors and Patients Have a New Tool to Aid in Conversations About Diet »

Dell Med nutritional scientist Marissa Burgermaster uses artificial intelligence to help patients and clinicians make better dietary decisions together.

UT Austin Researchers and Physicians Team Up to Fight Childhood Diseases  »

The Dell Pediatric Research Institute is laser-focused on improving cutting-edge care for kids and families in Central Texas.

Brain-Powered Wheelchair Shows Real-World Promise »

In one of the first studies of its kind, Dell Medical School researchers show that several people with motor disabilities were able to operate a wheelchair that translates their thoughts into movement.

Claudia Lucchinetti Appointed Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at UT Austin & Dean of Dell Medical School »

Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., who currently serves as dean of clinical and translational science and chair of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been named senior vice president for medical affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and dean of Dell Medical School.

Introducing Claudia Lucchinetti, Dell Med’s Next Dean »

After 27 years on faculty at Mayo Clinic, Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., is headed to The University of Texas at Austin. Beginning in December, she will lead not only Dell Med as its dean, but UT’s comprehensive health care strategy in her role as senior vice president for medical affairs.

Dell Medical School & Ascension Seton More Than Double Number of Medical Residents Providing Care in Austin  »

The number of medical residents and fellows in Travis County affiliated with Ascension Seton and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin has more than doubled since 2015. This translates to 401 new doctors providing specialty care for Central Texas patients, including tens of thousands of uninsured and underinsured patients each year.

Transition to Newer Clot-Busting Drug Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost in Treating Ischemic Stroke »

A newer-generation stroke drug is outperforming the standard clot buster at Ascension Seton hospitals in Central Texas. Dell Med neurologist Steven Warach, M.D., explains how tenecteplase saves both time and money when it comes to treating ischemic stroke.

A Prescription for Broccoli »

Dell Med experts are helping partners across Texas normalize nutrition as an antidote to disease. One day, your health plan might pay for it like any other treatment.

Caring for Our Neighbors: Spotlight on the Central Texas Check-In »

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic spelled disaster. Dell Med teams partnered with community organizations and volunteers across Central Texas to reach those most vulnerable.