A Healthier Future Through Technology
UT health institutions use electronic medical records to improve patient care and safety
All six UT health institutions are taking advantage of advances in technology and the Internet to implement electronic medical records that will significantly improve the quality of patient care, communication, safety and satisfaction. And patients arenít the only ones health information systems are helping.
Read a Q&A with Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, about health information technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Itís Raining Mortar Boards
Every Year, the UT System Graduates More Than 40,000 Students from All Walks of Life
This time of year, itís not just raining mortar boards, itís a regular Texas flood of academic achievement and excellence. Itís also a rich and varied story of many lives in pursuit of a college degree. From a four-year-old graduating from preschool alongside his fully matriculated mother, to a ninety-year-old getting her masterís, thereís no shortage of students from all phases of life graduating from UT institutions.
UT Systemís Tech Strength Shines
2010 Worldís Best Technology Showcase
With attendees ranging from intellectual property attorneys, startup companies and venture capital firms to university administrators and researchers, the annual WBTshowcase brings together market-ready innovative technologies and those who want to invest in them.
Around the System
UT San Antonio, CPS Energy Announce $50 Million Agreement for Green Energy Research
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro joined UT San Antonio and CPS Energy to announce a 10 year, $50 million agreement to position San Antonio as a national leader in green technology research. The agreement will establish the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA. Read more about the agreement between UTSA and CPS Energy.
UT Austin Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computer Center's Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas. Read more about UT Austin's effort to track the oil spill.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M University System Announce Landmark Research Partnership
The University of Texas System and The Texas A&M University System recently announced a major cancer research collaboration. The new initiative will combine the resources of the A&M System's National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to develop new cancer-fighting drugs and accelerate the process of getting new cancer treatments to patients. Read more about UT MD Anderson's cancer research collaboration with Texas A&M System.
President Obama to Appoint UTEP Faculty Member to International Advisory Committee
Irasema Coronado, Ph.D., associate provost at UT El Paso, will be one of five individuals appointed by President Barack Obama to the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Read more about President Obama's appointment of UTEP faculty member to a special committee.
UT MD Anderson Faculty Member Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World List
Recognized for his 20-year commitment to the science of cancer vaccines, specifically a personalized therapy for follicular lymphoma, UT MD Anderson's Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to the 2010 TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Read more about UT MD Anderson faculty member being named to TIME's 100 most influential people list.