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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.

Tyler Jorgensen: Easing End-of-Life Care With Nostalgia & Music »

Tyler Jorgensen is on a mission to provide a human element to end-of-life care, armed with some unexpected tools: a cart, a record player and a library of vinyl records.

Dell Med Cancer Prevention Leader Recognized Nationally for Innovative, Collaborative Work in Cancer Screening and Prevention  »

In recognition of national and local impact in improving cancer screening & prevention, Dell Med’s Michael Pignone, M.D., MPH, has received the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Clinical Research Professor Award. The five-year grant will support his ongoing work in cancer prevention & control.

Empathy-Focused Phone Calls May Improve Depression »

Dell Med’s Mini Kahlon leads Factor Health study showing empathy-focused phone calls may improve depression symptoms

UT Austin Research Initiative Focuses on Unique Needs, Hardships of Military Spouses »

As part of its multifaceted work to address the social support and behavioral health needs of military and veteran families, the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness at The University of Texas at Austin is launching a new research initiative focused on supporting military spouses.

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.