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2011-09-01 17:16:00

DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., today issued the following statement regarding settlement of pending litigation: "UT Southwestern has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney and the State of Texas related to claims made in two lawsuits filed under seal four years ago regarding Medicaid and Medicare billing practices and the supervision of resident physicians between 2004 and 2007. "As...

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2011-08-11 13:39:06

People who frequently use tanning beds may be spurred by an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a pilot study. This could explain why some people continue to use tanning beds despite the increased risk of developing melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. The brain activity and corresponding blood flow tracked by UT Southwestern scientists involved in the study is similar to that seen in people addicted to...

2011-07-27 05:00:00

DALLAS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage cancer drug discovery and development company, has announced the completion of an $18 million Series A financing. Led by The Column Group and joined by Remeditex Ventures and Peter O'Donnell, Jr., the Series A funds supplement a recently awarded $11 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Peloton officials said the company will focus initially on advancing several...

2011-07-20 12:25:00

DALLAS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center's focus on safety and quality of care for its patients has earned its University Hospitals & Clinics a place on the annual "Most Wired" list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. "This recognition from the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association is the latest acknowledgement of UT Southwestern's leadership in using information technology to provide better patient care," said Dr....

2011-07-18 23:05:00

DALLAS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top-ranked hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the nation's best hospitals. UT Southwestern earned its No. 1 ranking by being nationally recognized in six specialties: urology, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology and neurology/neurosurgery. The medical center previously...

2011-06-08 12:04:00

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Beutler, an internationally recognized leader in immunology recruited to be the director of a new Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is one of three winners to share the $1 million 2011 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for their work on innate immunity. The prize was announced in Hong Kong on June 7, and an award ceremony will be held Sept. 28. "I am very honored to receive this...

2011-03-29 07:39:00

DALLAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked as the best hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth in the newly expanded U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals rankings for 52 metropolitan areas. In the 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report national report on health care providers, UT Southwestern was nationally ranked in six specialty-care areas: urology; diabetes/endocrinology; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; and...

2011-03-25 19:11:00

DALLAS, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $36.7 million in new grants to investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center to support cancer-related projects and to recruit pre-eminent cancer investigators. CPRIT was established in 2007 after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that authorized the state to fund cancer research and prevention programs. These awards, made after a rigorous...

2011-01-13 12:03:00

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first major medical center in North Texas to implement electronic medical records in all its clinical practice groups, UT Southwestern Medical Center today applauded the government's initiative to get hospitals and health care providers across the nation to embrace new health care technology. The medical center said it will achieve the goal of "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHR) and register for the Medicare and...

2010-12-15 15:46:00

Five-year affiliation calls for two leading medical centers to collaborate on research, best practices, student and faculty exchange programs DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center and Rabin Medical Center, Israel, two of the world's top academic medical centers, announced today that they have entered into an innovative affiliation agreement for the next five years. The internationally recognized institutions will collaborate on faculty and...