The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasUT 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.
For more information, or to contact The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, see their website at: www.utsouthwestern.edu
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