In a follow-up to my recent AR post on August 2019 - UT Southwestern Ranked #1 Hospital in DFW, below are stories about recent rewards, and recognition for researchers, doctors, and students of UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas-FortWorth and why it's important to stay abreast of medical research and development. When moving to new areas, nobody plans to go to a hospital as a patient but it sure is comforting to know there is a place you can count in Dallas if needed.
UT Southwestern Hospital medical researchers are always busy at work. In general, the public doesn't know what's goes on in labs to celebrate their tedious work with gratitude. It was recently discovered by UT Southwestern researchers a new molecular mechanism indicates that drugs currently used to treat a very low percentage of breast cancer patients could treat all cancers where the drug is used, such as ovarian and prostate cancers.
"Men need to be aware of the health of their bodies, as well -
prostate cancer and breast cancer are almost on the same level.
It's fascinating to me that the correlation between the two is almost the same -
People don't talk about it much, but they almost equal in numbers."
Contributors to the study include Dr. Dae-Seok Kim, Assistant Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Cristel Camacho, Research Scientist. Furthermore, Dr. W. Lee Kraus, Director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences announced: "We have found that PARP inhibitors can act by a mechanism that is different. More discussions will have greater impact on their research and outcomes at the Wendy and Emery Reves International Breast Cancer Symposium later this month.
GRADUATE STUDENT ATTENDS NOBEL LAUREATE GATHERING
UT Southwestern graduate researcher student from Norman, Oklahoma met with the world's top scientists at the Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, German this past July. Her motivation to succeed in the study of neurological diseases and focus on biophysics, a field that uses the math of physics to describe and understand biology came from watching her grandparents die from the disease. She is dedicated to making a difference.
Recently recognized with the highest educational honor - "The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award" at UT Southwestern Hospital are: 1) Dr. John Herring, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern and Chief of Staff Emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Dr. Won Lee, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. They join 50 other faculty members who have been honored with this prestigious award at UT Southwestern Hospital.
Dr. Eugene P. Frenkel who pioneered UT Southwestern Hospital's Division of Hematology and Oncology died June 21 at age 89. His legacy will be remembered around the world as he was internationally recognized for cancer research. His tireless efforts began in 1962 as Chief of the newly created Division of Hematology and Oncology and serving as Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Service from 1970 to 1982 at the Veterans Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Frenkel, Professor of Internal Medicine and Radiology was a Master of the American College of Physicians.
"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams,
but in active charity and in willing service."
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CCA RESEARCH AT UT SOUTHWESTERN GIFTED $500,000
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy research is guaranteed thanks to the generosity of Dr. Donald E. and Patsy Meir, retired medical missionaries who dedicated their lives to the surgical education of underserved communities. Dr. Don's humble beginnings began as Resident at UT Southwestern to faculty, and now patient and donor. Thanks to their donation, UT Southwestern will screen for new drugs and test potential new treatments for the degenerative disease of the brain that has no effective therapies. Dr. Meir spent 12 years building local pediatric and global surgery programs. Last year, a year into retirement he had a CAA-induced massive cerebral hemorrhage that left him unable to walk, speak, or raise his arms and followed with 2 grand mal seizures. The couple is back in Dallas where he is getting care from where he trained. He has regained some of his physical mobility and speech. Hope seems brighter. CAA shares characteristics of both stroke and Alzheimer's disease and much research is needed in this unstudied condition. The Meir's donation lays the groundwork for future clinical trials.
"Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is
just one more good idea." --- Jim Rohn