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Asthma Hospitalization Rate for Kids in Travis County is Much Higher than National Average »

Kids in Travis County are hospitalized for asthma much more often than the rest of the nation’s children, according to research led by Dell Med’s Elizabeth Matsui.

Technique Predicts Tumor Response to Cancer Therapy »

Dell Med’s researchers collaborate with industry pros to develop a new breast cancer modeling technique that predicts how tumors will respond to treatments.

Stephen Yi: A Passionate Mentor for Early Career Researchers »

Stephen Yi is helping train the next generation of researchers focused on improving cancer treatment.

Just a Phone Call Away: Bringing Care Within Reach for Texas Children With Epilepsy »

Dave Clarke and a team of Dell Med researchers are working to break down barriers to pediatric epilepsy care in Texas, supported by a gift from Loretta and Jeff Clarke.

First Study of Brief Suicide Interventions for LGBTQ+ Young Adults Aims to Save Lives »

In the first study of its kind, Dell Med’s Phillip Schnarrs co-leads a study to evaluate brief suicide preventive strategies for young LGBTQ adults.

Final Reflections: A Conversation With Clay Johnston »

Stepping down after seven years as inaugural dean of Dell Medical School, Clay Johnston looks back on his tenure.

Paul Rathouz: From the Peace Corps to Biomedical Research »

Paul Rathouz uses his skills as a statistician to hone research study designs, aiming to bring cutting-edge methods to bear on Dell Med’s mission to shape how people get and stay healthy.

Austin-Area Residential Treatment Program Improves Mental Health, Saves Taxpayers Millions  »

Research from Dell Med, the LBJ School and Integral Care shows that an Austin-area residential treatment program is treating a large population experiencing homelessness while saving the local health care system millions annually.

What’s the Healthscape? 4 More Examples »

Dell Medical School’s “Healthscape,” focused on health beyond the clinic, supports and advances innovations that improve health in the landscape of people’s lives. Here are four examples.

UT Austin Study Aims to Shield Critical Brain Functions From Surgery, Find New Treatments for Neurological Conditions »

Can we rewire brains to protect key functions during surgery? Researchers from Dell Medical School and UT Austin hope to set the stage for more discoveries in brain health and neuroplasticity.

Investigating the Incurable: Spotlight on Multiple Myeloma Research »

Kiera Rycaj, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in Dell Med’s Department of Oncology, along with her research mentor William Matsui, M.D., are seeking to find out why multiple myeloma is notorious for relapse.

Greg Wallingford: Supporting Teams in Humanity & Healing »

As a former emergency medicine physician and now one of Dell Med’s first palliative care fellows, Greg Wallingford has supported patients during some of their hardest moments. Now, he’s using his unique skillset to support and empower his colleagues during theirs.

Our Newest Class »

The Class of 2025 is the newest cohort of medical students ready to carry forward Dell Med’s mission to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy, in Central Texas and beyond.

What’s the Healthscape? 4 Examples »

Work in the healthscape extends beyond the four walls of the clinic to improve health in the landscape of people’s lives. Here are four examples.

System Linked to Operational Hospitals, Shorter Lockdowns, Lives Saved »

A new study examines the COVID-19 alert system used in Travis County, resulting in a lower death rate than the rest of Texas with fewer lockdown measures — and how it can be used to save lives in the future.

Dell Med Graduates Its Second Class of Physicians »

Four first-generation college students. Alumni of 30 colleges and universities. 100% residency match rate. Forty-seven new physician leaders to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy. Congratulations to the Dell Med Class of 2021.

Austin Screening Initiative Strikes a Cost-Effective Balance in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Among Underserved Populations »

Researchers from Dell Med and UT Austin are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective.

Our Immune Systems Blanket the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein with Antibodies  »

Dell Med’s Gregory Ippolito co-authors a study in Science about our immune system’s response to COVID-19 antibodies, which could lead to the next generation of vaccines against coronavirus variants.

Blockchain as ‘TechQuity’: How Innovative Tech Solutions Have the Power to Help the Homeless »

Easy access to and control over personal information is a challenge for people experiencing homelessness. But Dell Med researchers say blockchain technology may provide a secure, digital “wallet” to increase access to health and well-being.

Elisa Borah: A Champion for Military & Veteran Families »

Elisa Borah, Ph.D., researches crucial support systems for military families and veterans.