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Commentary: Want to Understand Health Disparities? Get Your Antiracist Goggles On »

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.

‘Sunshine Calls’: Alleviating Isolation for Older Adults »

Sunshine Calls aims to help older adults in Central Texas feel more connected to their community through phone calls and conversations with volunteers.

Longtime Physicians Aim to Overturn the Status Quo, Alongside the Next Generation »

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.

Dell Medical School, Dell Seton Partner as Only Site in Texas to Offer Surgical Study for Alzheimer’s Disease  »

Dell Med is the only site in Texas to offer a novel surgical study for Alzheimer’s Disease.

First Heart Transplant Performed at Dell Children’s Medical Center, UT Austin »

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.

Gretchen Fuller: Shaping Conversations to Improve Health Care »

Gretchen Fuller, M.D., aims to improve the experiences of patients, families, providers and staff using her communication training.

Bonnie Du: Designing Brighter Futures »

Bonnie Du is driven to build health care systems that empower patients and providers alike.

Bastrop County Makes a ‘Pinky Promise’ for Breast Cancer Prevention  »

Bastrop County Cares, along with Dell Medical School and community organizations, launches a breast cancer screening program for uninsured women.

Blessing Oyeniyi: Advocating for Diversity in Medicine »

Blessing Oyeniyi, M.D., works to increase diversity in health care as a way to improve patient outcomes and as a microcosm of larger social issues.

Carmen R. Valdez: Leading Community-Focused Research »

Carmen R. Valdez, Ph.D., works to better understand how researchers can address the impact of social inequities on health outcomes.

UT Health Austin, Ascension Seton Launch Comprehensive Digestive Care Clinic  »

UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton launch Digestive Health, an innovative multidisciplinary clinical partnership bringing together highly specialized providers into a team-based system of care.

Texas Veterans Network to Offer Comprehensive Support for Veterans, Families Transitioning to Civilian Life »

Dell Med’s Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness launches the Texas Veterans Network to better serve veterans and their family members transitioning to civilian life.

Katharine McNiel: CEO of Student-Run Clinic Readies for a Practice Focused on Equity »

Katharine McNiel, an Austin native, is a fourth-year student at Dell Medical School with a drive to understand — and care for — those around her.

Will Squiers: In Training as a Physician-Teacher »

Dell Med student Will Squiers is exploring the ways teaching and medicine intersect through everything from his dual degree to his community involvement.

Dell Medical School, College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin Receive State Grants to Advance Cancer Research »

Cancer research is getting a boost at Dell Med and UT Austin after several research teams received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

50 More in ‘24 »

For the fifth time, Dell Medical School is welcoming new future physician leaders. It’s the first time, of course, that it has done so during a global pandemic.

Building the ‘Cathedral’ of Health Equity »

Jewel Mullen, Dell Med’s associate dean for health equity, talks about the strategic map for her work — and the work of implementation.

Gregory Scott Brown: Tackling the Public Health Issue in a Sneaker Slogan »

Dell Med alum Gregory Scott Brown, a trained psychiatrist and self-billed wellness advocate, encourages open conversation and reduced stigma around mental health.

Angela Guerra: A Resident in Austin, Dedicated to El Paso »

Emergency medicine resident and El Paso native Angela Guerra shares her perspective on the importance of health care access.

Telemedicine Provides Benefits for Many Patients During the Pandemic, But Access to the Innovation May Be Temporary »

UT Health Austin clinics rapidly adapted their care model to telemedicine at the start of the pandemic, but access may be reduced unless emergency reimbursement changes are made permanent.