on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In the latest in a series on health care workforce issues, Elizabeth J. Protas, Ph.D., vice president and dean of the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, discussed the allied health professions during the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday morning.
The health professions, which encompass more than 80 disciplines that provide direct care or essential services to patients and other care providers, constitute 60 percent of the health workforce in Texas. Respiratory care, medical sonography, social work, public health and physical therapy are among the disciplines.
on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The University of Texas at Tyler Ingenuity Center has been awarded an $11 million grant to expand afterschool programs administered to improve student performance in middle schools. This five-year grant, awarded by the Texas Education Agency, is the largest in the university's history.
The unique afterschool projects, called University Academies, are designed to offer direct afterschool academic assistance, as well as significant enrichment opportunities to disadvantaged middle school students – ultimately developing their levels of both college and career readiness.
on Monday, August 12, 2013
Twenty-two students from the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Houston will begin an innovative program this fall at The University of Texas-Pan American that is intended to cut the time needed to earn a medical degree to as little as six years.
The pilot program known as A PRIME-TIME (Accelerated Professionally Relevant Integrated Medical Education Transformation in Medical Education), or the APT program, is part of the larger UT System TIME (Transformation in Medical Education) initiative.
Learn more about: UT Pan American
on Thursday, July 18, 2013
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's top hospital for cancer care for the seventh straight year, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey.
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on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law is being established within the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin.
“We’re fortunate that UT Austin is where Sen. Hutchison has chosen to leave a legacy at this point in her career. This is an exciting new venture and new institution, and I thank everyone who has contributed to its creation,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers during a UT System Board of Regents meeting in Austin on Wednesday.
on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will receive the Chair’s Award—one of the highest honors by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)—during the largest gathering of Latino leaders in the country on Oct. 2 in Washington D.C.
The Chancellor is being honored with the prestigious award for his accomplishments, leadership and outstanding service to the Latino community.
on Monday, June 24, 2013
Brent Iverson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He was one of twelve outstanding educators inducted into the Academy's inaugural class on April 23.
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on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Taking technology commercialization to the next level was the topic for discussion when University of Texas System leaders met June 13 in Austin to review an assessment of needs at UT System institutions, including the potential establishment of a new entrepreneurial academy with the working title “StartUT.”
Currently, UT System receives a U.S. patent every two days, signs a commercialization agreement every three days and starts a new company every nine days.
on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Seton Healthcare Family has announced that its parent company, Ascension Health, has approved construction of a teaching hospital for The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School.
The hospital, which will replace University Medical Center Brackenridge, will become the primary training facility for the Dell Medical School, which will accept its first class in 2016. Construction of the new hospital is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2017, according to a news release from Seton.
on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The search is on for a new dean to lead the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. On UT Austin’s wish list for the medical school’s new leader are “entrepreneurial style” and “visionary leadership.”
According to the job description, the dean will have an unparalleled opportunity to lead the programmatic and physical construction of a new medical school that deploys state-of-the art facilities for basic and translational research, advanced technologies and the most advanced teaching and learning methods for a contemporary curriculum. In addition, the individual will have a unique opportunity to establish a strong entrepreneurial and innovation-culture in one of the most economically dynamic regions of the country.