AUSTIN, Texas — With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved an affiliation agreement between UT Austin, Central Health and the Community Care Collaborative that establishes an innovative model for improving the delivery and quality of health care in Travis County. The Regents also unanimously authorized the establishment of a doctor of medicine degree at UT Austin.
Dean Johnston spoke with Texas Standard host David Brown about what needs to happen before classes begin – and more importantly, how the new medical school will break the mold for student education and patient care.
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received a grant of $20,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to help fund the scholarships of two doctoral nursing students in 2014.
Robert L. Talbert, a professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award presented by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., a nationally renowned leader in higher education and pediatric transplant surgery, announced Monday morning that he will step down as head of The University of Texas System after a five-year tenure marked by groundbreaking accomplishments.
Nearly 500 community members attended the Dell Medical School Open Forum on Oct. 29 to hear updates about the school and ask questions of guest panelists. View the video recap of the forum for a progress report on the school’s development.
Planning is moving forward on the first three buildings, and we’re expecting to break ground in 2014. One of the defining features of this new medical district will be Waller Creek, which presents opportunities and challenges.