The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

UT Southwestern was founded in 1943 by Southwestern Medical Foundation, representing philanthropists who wished to support a medical school in Dallas. Since its founding, philanthropic support of UT Southwestern's teaching, research and clinical programs has helped raise the institution to the top ranks of the world's medical centers.

Research is the cornerstone on which world-class medical education and patient care are built. UT Southwestern ranked among the top five American institutions from 1995 to 1999 in a study measuring the impact of federally funded universities in the United States. The study, conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information, measured the extent to which the scientific community draws upon research at specific universities.

Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of biomedical research.

The field of molecular genetics figures prominently in cancer research conducted in medical center laboratories, where scientists are working to identify genetic markers for cancer, as well as to develop tumor vaccines and gene therapies. Scientists also are performing groundbreaking research at the molecular level that will lead to clinical revolutions. For example, UT Southwestern investigators have pioneered genomic vaccine technology, which may greatly aid physicians in their battles with all varieties of viruses.

At UT Southwestern, research into the basic life processes and research on specific diseases go hand in hand. The investigators' discoveries form the foundation for new ways to prevent or treat disease.

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Southwestern Medical Foundation honors Jerry Farrington and Pete Goldman with community service award
14 Nov 03 | Southwestern Medical Foundation honored civic leaders Jerry Farrington and F.B. Pete Goldman with the 2003 Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award at the foundation's annual dinner last night at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel.

St. Paul nurse receives Guardian Angel Award named for UT Southwestern vice president
14 Nov 03 | Two decades of caring for the sickest of newborns and their anguished families has taught Aziza Young quite a bit about joy and sorrow. Mrs. Young received the 2003 Cyndi Bassel Guardian Angel Award during ceremonies at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel.

UT Southwestern’s capital campaign passes $300 million mark; $50 million anonymous gift largest in Dallas’ history
13 Nov 03 | Record-setting new gifts and pledges to UT Southwestern Medical Center's Innovations in Medicine capital drive have brought the total raised so far to $301 million, and the enthusiastic donor response has persuaded campaign leaders to raise the goal.

Report gives NIH-sponsored clinical research a good report card but there’s still room for improvement
06 Nov 03 | A slew of recommendations made in 1997 by a committee commissioned to review the National Institutes of Health's efforts in clinical research has had a positive effect, according to a report in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

UT Southwestern scientist receives international award for lipid research
06 Nov 03 | Dr. David J. Mangelsdorf, professor of pharmacology and biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and an associate investigator in the university's Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the Heinrich Wieland Prize.



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