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Collaborating to Address Gaps in the System »

In Austin, collaborative efforts by students and clinicians means those seeking asylum in the U.S. now have better access to consistent, high-quality medical exams. At the same time, the students involved are gaining important leadership experience.

Michelle Bach: An Advocate for Those in Pain  »

Michelle Bach, Dell Med Class of 2024, dedicated her Growth Year to researching and advocating for those with painful dermatologic conditions.

Lessons Learned From a Global Classroom: Improving Tuberculosis & Mental Health Care »

Tuberculosis is a top killer in infectious diseases worldwide — but it’s preventable and treatable for those with access. International research efforts are shedding light on how community-focused solutions can hold the cure.

Lief Fenno: Bridging the Gap From Research to Remedy »

Lief Fenno is working to help treatments for mental illness deliver a similar level of power and precision as the tools that inform them.

Breathe Easy: Researchers Work to Pinpoint Precise Sources of Austin Asthma Disparities  »

A multidisciplinary research team, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is characterizing the sources of local air pollution leading to 60% more hospitalizations for childhood asthma in Travis County.

AI Tech Accurately Diagnoses Knee Arthritis from Medical Images »

A new AI model diagnoses knee arthritis with clinical-grade performance, using only x-ray images. The University of Texas at Austin’s Vagheesh Narasimhan and Dell Med’s Prakash Jayakumar trained the model on tens of thousands of x-rays in the UK Biobank.

Jenny Spencer: Promoting Cancer Prevention for All »

Through decision science and economic modeling, Jenny Spencer is working to close gaps in early cancer care and prevention, with an emphasis on those who need it most.

University of Texas System Regents Announce Plans to Build UT Medical Center on Site of Erwin Center »

The University of Texas System Board of Regents announced plans to build The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center, including a UT hospital and new MD Anderson Cancer Center, as part of a monumental health care initiative to accelerate and expand UT Austin’s burgeoning medical district.

Akua Afriyie-Gray: Bringing Crucial Specialized Care for Children & Teens »

Akua Afriyie-Gray is building something important: Central Texas’ first fellowship training program in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, which will expand opportunities for training and care.

Graham Aufricht: Breaking Down Language Barriers »

Graham Aufricht is addressing health care disparities with Spanish-speaking patients and families through the establishment of a cultural and medical Spanish elective for residents.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Announce First Pediatric Partial Heart Transplant in Texas »

In a historic first for Texas, UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center announce a partial heart transplant on an 11-month-old boy — the seventh known pediatric partial heart transplant in the world.

Meet the Class of 2027 »

The 51 students in Dell Med’s newest class of future physician leaders ready to learn how to transform health at every level, from patients to populations.

Celebrating the Class of 2023: 120-Plus Doctors in Training Graduate From Residency & Fellowship  »

While a physician’s medical education and training never truly come to an end, 124 Dell Med doctors are celebrating a huge milestone in their careers: residency and fellowship graduation.

Lisa Kirsch: Pulling Back the Curtain on Health Policy »

Lisa Kirsch works to impact health and care where key policy decisions are made — and is preparing the next generation to do the same.

Alia Pederson: Honoring Humanity in Medical Education »

Alia Pederson, Dell Med Class of 2026, reflects on lessons in humanity learned during her first year of medical school.

Marvin Valencia: Enabling the World’s Great Athletes »

Physician-in-training Marvin Valencia is preparing for a career as a sports medicine physician and to treat athletes at one of the world’s greatest stages in sports: the Olympic Games.

Moving From Distressed Areas to Better-Resourced Neighborhoods Improves Kids’ Asthma  »

A new study with big implications for kids with asthma: Dell Med’s Elizabeth Matsui led a team of researchers on a Baltimore-based study, finding that children whose families moved from distressed neighborhoods to better-resourced areas had a significant reduction in severe asthma attacks.

An Engine for Change: The Impact Factory at Work »

The Impact Factory brings together UT students and faculty from across disciplines to create innovative solutions to Central Texans’ pressing health problems.

Darlene Bhavnani: Exposing Disparities in Viral Respiratory Infection »

Darlene Bhavnani, Ph.D., MPH, is working to uncover and solve for disparities in children with asthma.

Marissa Burgermaster: Breaking Down Your ‘Gut’ Feelings on Nutrition  »

Marissa Burgermaster is helping individuals better manage their health and wellness with a key tool: Food.