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Latest University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Stories

2010-10-18 16:57:00

DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When rescuers needed to determine how to safely extract Chilean miners without their fainting and suffering a potentially devastating loss of blood to the brain, they turned to a UT Southwestern Medical Center scientist whose expertise typically is focused on astronauts in space, not mine workers trapped underground. "That all 33 men made it out of the mine without fainting is extraordinary," Dr. Benjamin Levine, professor of internal medicine...

2010-09-16 17:40:00

DALLAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked first among major universities in an analysis of the impact of published research in clinical medicine and in biology and biochemistry, according to an independent analysis by Science Watch. No other institution was ranked at the top of more than one of the six biological sciences surveyed. Science Watch, a publication that reports on trends and performance in basic research, also reported that UT...

2010-08-13 11:12:00

DALLAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UT System Board of Regents gave its approval on Aug. 12 to plans for a new state-of-the-art University Hospital at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The project now will go to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for its review and final approval. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100813/DC50311) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100813/DC50311) As planned, the new hospital will replace University...

2010-05-27 11:53:00

DALLAS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Charla G.Aldous of the Aldous Law Firm in Dallas is announcing an employment discrimination verdict against the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ms. Aldous represented Dr. Naiel Nassar in his claims against UT Southwestern. The jury in U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle's court found that the hospital discriminated and retaliated against Dr. Nassar because of his race and religion, and awarded him $3.6 million in damages. A Muslim and...

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2009-11-12 08:50:00

A new national initiative involving UT Southwestern Medical Center will match volunteers who want to take part in medical research studies with the scientists who are leading those studies. ResearchMatch is a national partnership that will provide a free meeting place "“ via the Web "“ where volunteers can be matched to a scientific research project, or clinical trial, for which they might qualify. "For the people of North Texas, it offers access to clinical trials close to home...

2009-11-02 11:19:00

DALLAS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The multitalented Selena Gomez, recording artist and star of Disney's hit show Wizards of Waverly Place, will visit her hometown to make a guest appearance in the 21st annual Capital One Bank Adolphus Children's Parade. The Parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 5, takes place in downtown Dallas. "It's always great to come home and visit family and friends, but coming home to be a part of the Capital One Bank Adolphus Children's Parade makes my visit extra...

2009-06-12 11:00:00

DALLAS, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a visionary act intended to have a transformative impact, former Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr. has made an unexpected and unprecedented $100 million gift for UT Southwestern Medical Center. This marks the largest single donation in the institution's history and was given through the Southwestern Medical Foundation, which supports the research, education and clinical mission of UT Southwestern. "To those who may have questioned the prospects...

2009-03-31 13:01:00

DALLAS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sheraton Dallas Hotel announced recently that it has joined forces with Children's Medical Center to provide much-needed accommodations for the growing number of visiting families who have children being cared for at the hospital. In addition, the hotel will provide various in-kind items to the hospital throughout the year, as well as volunteer support. "Children's is a phenomenal institution with a standard of care unlike no other," said Ray Hammer,...

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2009-03-01 11:38:33

UT Southwestern Medical Center's primary adult teaching hospital has cut its rate of preterm births by more than half in the past 15 years, even as national rates are rising, researchers have found. The drop at Parkland Memorial Hospital, from 10.4 percent in 1988 to 4.9 percent in 2006, was  associated with a program of strictly coordinated and easy-to-access care "” including prenatal care "”  for the largely minority, indigent population served by the county hospital,...

2009-02-04 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooper Institute and UT Southwestern Medical Center have announced a collaboration on a joint scientific medical research program aimed both at improving health and preventing the development of such chronic diseases as diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer, and a range of cardiovascular conditions. "UT Southwestern is one of the more dynamic and most productive research institutions in the world and is uniquely poised to take advantage of the vast clinical...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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