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UT represented by Peppas family on prestigious pharma Power List

April 30, 2019

Last Monday, The Medicine Maker, a prominent pharmaceutical and drug development publication, released its 2019 Power List, a catalog of the 100 most influential individuals in the pharmaceutical industry.  Among...


Researcher speaks to UT-Austin students, professors about artificial pancreas technology

April 22, 2019

About 1.25 million Americans currently live with Type 1 diabetes, according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but modern medicine has yet to provide a definitive treatment for the disease.  Since...


Former St. Jude CEO visits UT

April 18, 2019

William Evans, the former CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visited UT on Wednesday to discuss his career and the future of cancer research.  Evans presented his hourlong talk,...


Dell Medical, School of Social Work form first-ever Department of Health Social Work

April 11, 2019

Growing up, Monica Navarro-Jimenez said she was confident that she wanted to become a doctor. This past semester, when she served as a front desk attendant for UT Health Austin, Navarro-Jimenez, a public...


Pritesh Gandhi Announces 2020 Challenge for 10th District House Seat

March 15, 2019

As Pritesh Gandhi waited for his dark roast at Coffee Shark, he didn’t pull out his phone or stare silently at the walls like the other patrons did. Instead, he used the two-minute window to strike...


Texas Linguistics Conference highlights global linguistics research

February 25, 2019

More than 100 linguistics academics attended the 18th Texas Linguistics Society Conference held this weekend in Patton Hall’s Glickman Conference Center.  The conference, hosted by the Texas...


UT community celebrates legacy of chemical engineer John J. McKetta Jr.

February 13, 2019

More than a hundred students and faculty gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of John J. McKetta Jr., the namesake of the University’s chemical engineering department, at a memorial held Saturday...

First-Year Students RISE to the Occasion

January 28, 2019

On Friday, New Student Services and the Senate of College Councils co-hosted RISE, a day-long summit for first-year and transfer students to learn strategies for being successful at UT. RISE, which...


Teaching old doctors new tricks: Dell Med integrates health care with high technology

December 7, 2018

The health care field experiences rapid growth and development, with new technologies and procedures constantly being added. Austin’s doctors must adapt to this technological boom. UT’s...


DNA barcoding technology could improve disease treatments

November 27, 2018

A UT professor is using DNA barcoding technology to catalog millions of immune system threats to more easily create new treatments for diseases in the near future.    The research group of...


FDA approves novel flu medication produced from UT research

November 20, 2018

A new prescription flu drug, Xofluza, created with research done 40 years ago by Robert Krug, professor emeritus of molecular biosciences, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and...


Recent political rhetoric has psychological, divisive effects

November 8, 2018

News stories about violent attacks that have largely stemmed from differences in political beliefs are common. Political vitriol against the ‘other side’ has real world implications and influences...


Healthier Texas Summit tackles e-cigarette realities and prevention

October 29, 2018

Marguerite Kelly’s grandson was 17 years old when he had a felony placed on his record. On the night of his arrest, he said good night to his parents before grabbing his younger cousin and smashing...


UT researcher advances ovarian cancer detection techniques

October 24, 2018

On September 2016, a UT employee named Rebecca W. began experiencing some pain in her pelvis, but she was convinced that it was just something like indigestion. When the pain worsened, her family doctor...


Two UT faculty honored by National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2018

This week, two UT faculty were recognized by the National Academy of Medicine. Nicholas Peppas, professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine and pharmacy at UT Austin, became...

Student engineers mentor underprivileged children weekly through SEEK

October 12, 2018

Student engineers at UT are partnering with local elementary and middle schools to mentor children and help them explore potential careers in STEM. Student Engineers Educating Kids is a student-led organization...

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Astriagraph software program combats space junk

October 2, 2018

You see a vast array of glittering stars when you look into the night sky, but what you don’t see is the massive amounts of “space junk” — the old satellites, rocket parts and other...


Study shows academic performance is highly genetic

September 24, 2018

Good grades are genetic, according to UT research.  A newly discovered genetic component of academic performance could change the approach to childhood education, according to a new study. Margherita...