Latest University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Stories

2009-01-29 12:52:00

Hospital Ranked Eighth in the Large Companies Category for 2009 DALLAS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time in four years, Medical City Hospital - an award-winning medical facility in North Texas - has been named one of the state's top employers in the Texas Monthly 2009 list of "Best Companies to Work for in Texas." Medical City is the only hospital in North Texas to make the 2009 list, and the only hospital in the state to rank in the top ten. Created in 2006, the award...

2008-08-02 03:00:31

By Jim Jones, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 2--Dr. Rebekah Naylor arrived in India as a young missionary surgeon in the 1970s. And though she now calls Fort Worth home, her heart remains in Bangalore, where she helped establish the city's Baptist hospital. After an exemplary record in medical schools -- including being the first woman to complete the surgical residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas -- Naylor could have had her pick of...

2008-07-11 18:00:34

By Rachel Slade, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 11--THREE DALLAS HOSPITALS -- Baylor, Parkland, and UT Southwestern -- have made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "America's Best." The publication, which hits newsstands Monday, ranks hospitals in 16 specialty areas. The rankings are based on reputation, mortality rate and care-related factors, such as patient services and the quality of nurses. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas ranked among the top 50 in five...

2008-07-02 12:01:11

TIAA-CREF and The Health Museum (also known as the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science) are soliciting statewide nominations for the 2008 TIAA-CREF Distinguished Medical Educator Award (www.tiaa-crefaward.org). The TIAA-CREF Distinguished Medical Educator Award annually honors teaching physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have a long history of significant contributions to medical education and have nationally and internationally influenced...

2008-05-07 10:13:59

Canadian researchers believe that neglect can cause biological effects in the brain. Their findings in a recent study showed that suicide victims who were abused as children showed clear genetic changes in their brains. They hope these findings will offer new ways to treat and prevent people who are at high risk of suicide.The researchers also hope it will lead to further insight into how neglect and abuse can perpetuate unhealthy behavior through the generations.The study was carried out by...

2008-03-06 03:00:27

By Robert Miller, The Dallas Morning News Mar. 6--Texas oilman Vernon Faulconer and his wife, Amy, have given $1 million to support gynecologic oncology programs and establish a distinguished chair at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The gift, made through the Southwestern Medical Foundation, will create the Amy and Vernon E. Faulconer Distinguished Chair in Medical Science. Dr. John Schorge, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named the first person to hold the...

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