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Cary Council Highlights Evidence-Based Culinary Medicine Program at UT Southwestern Through Virtual Cooking Event January 26, 2021 In collaboration with Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern, the Cary Council hosted a virtual holiday cooking lesson highlighting the latest findings from research in culinary medicine. PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces New Trustees for 2020 January 18, 2021 Southwestern Medical Foundation has announced five new Trustees, which were elected by the Foundation’s Board in 2020. PRESS RELEASE


Cary Council Marks 5th Anniversary via Virtual Celebration December 16, 2020 Members raise nearly $100K for three promising UT Southwestern Early-Stage Research Investigators; Recipients join six other awardees for a total of $6.8 million in follow-on funding to date; Council welcomes incoming Chair, Amanda George, and honors outgoing chair, Michael Kahn, for his leadership and generosity. PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Priyanka Gaur as Winner of 2020 Ho Din Award May 2, 2020 Originally established in 1943, the Ho Din Award is the highest honor bestowed on a UT Southwestern medical student. The 2020 Ho Din Award was presented to Priyanka Gaur, M.D., M.P.H. on May 2 by Richard E. Hoffman, M.D., M.P.H, a 1975 UT Southwestern graduate and member of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Gaur received the Ho Din medal, along with a commemorative certificate and $10,000 scholarship. PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces James R. Huffines as New Chairman June 28, 2019 Southwestern Medical Foundation has elected James R. Huffines as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and four new members to its Board during their recent annual meeting. New Trustees Timothy P. Costello, Sarah K. Miller, Matthew S. Ramsey, and Sam L. Susser are well known in Dallas for their volunteer service and civic involvement. PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Bethany Werner as Winner of 2019 Ho Din Award May 8, 2019 The Ho Din Award was instituted by Southwestern Medical Foundation in 1943 and is the highest honor bestowed on a UT Southwestern medical student today. The 2019 Ho Din Award was presented to Dr. Werner on May 7 by Dr. Marvin Stone, former UTSW faculty and member of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Werner received the Ho Din medal, along with a commemorative certificate and $10,000 scholarship. PRESS RELEASE


Texas Historical Commission Recognizes 1943 Founding of Southwestern Medical College with Historical Marker  January 11, 2019 The Texas Historical Commission recognized the founding of Southwestern Medical College by Southwestern Medical Foundation as a significant part of Texas history.  PRESS RELEASE


The Cary Council, Southwestern Medical Foundation, and UT Southwestern Announce 2018 Docstar Grants December 20, 2018 Funds to support early-stage research of three young investigators at UT Southwestern.  PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces 10 New Trustees October 17, 2018 Respected community leaders join Southwestern Medical Foundation to inspire progress in medicine.  PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Philip Tolley as Winner of 2018 Ho Din Award May 23, 2018 The Ho Din Award, which distinguishes those who combine medical wisdom with human understanding at the highest level, was presented to Dr. Tolley on June 1 by Jere W. Thompson Jr., Co-Founder and CEO of Ambit Energy and member of Southwestern Medical Foundation’s Executive Committee. Along with the Ho Din medal, Thompson presented Dr. Tolley with a commemorative certificate and a $10,000 scholarship.  PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Hosts Conversation on the Role Genes Play in Cancer Risk November 20, 2017 Expert panel highlights cancer programs at UT Southwestern, including groundbreaking pancreatic cancer prevention and cancer genetic programs.  PRESS RELEASE


The Cary Council, Southwestern Medical Foundation, and UT Southwestern Announce DocStar Gala Grant Recipients November 10, 2017 Funds raised will support early stage research to support each of the three chosen finalists, or “DocSars.”  PRESS RELEASE     


Southwestern Medical Foundation, UT Southwestern and The Cary Council to Hold Inaugural “DocStars” Event September 22, 2017 The Cary Council, a young leaders group supporting Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern, will hold its inaugural event, “An Evening with DocStars,” on Tuesday, October 10.  PRESS RELEASE   


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Election of Thirteen New Trustees August 29, 2017 Dynamic group of community leaders joins Foundation mission to improve health through advancements in patient care, medical education, and research.  PRESS RELEASE   


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Kolski as Winner of Esteemed 2017 Ho Din Award June 5, 2017 The Ho Din Award, which distinguishes those who combine medical wisdom with human understanding at the highest level, was presented to Dr. Kolski by award-winning journalist and Southwestern Medical Foundation Trustee, Rena M. Pederson. Along with the Ho Din medal, Pederson presented Dr. Kolski with a commemorative certificate and a $10,000 scholarship.  PRESS RELEASE     


Southwestern Medical Foundation Names Hoblitzelle Foundation Winner of The Sprague Award February 10, 2017 Southwestern Medical Foundation presented The Sprague Award for 2017 to Hoblitzelle Foundation at a private dinner on Tuesday, February 7 at Old Parkland. The event also celebrated a recent $2 million gift from the Hoblitzelle Foundation, which provided funds to the Peter O’ Donnell Institute at UTSW for the purchase of the magnetoencephalography (MEG) machine that advances brain imaging to better diagnose and treat the brain.  PRESS RELEASE     


Southwestern Medical Foundation Honors Hoblitzelle Foundation with The Sprague Award for 2017 January 25, 2017 Foundation’s top community award goes to Dallas organization dedicated to supporting medicine, science and other important causes.   PRESS RELEASE     


Southwestern Medical Foundation Hosts Conversation on the History and Future of Public Hospitals December 7, 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Oshinsky spoke at Old Parkland as part of Southwestern Medical Foundation’s “Leading the Conversation on Health” series.   PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Explore Changing the Game in Care and Treatment of the Brain with its Young Leaders September 29, 2016 The Cary Council kicks off its second year with Learning from Leaders Event with Julie Hersh and Dr. Madhukar Trivedi speaking about the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern. PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces 13 New Trustees September 15, 2016 Thirteen business, civic, and philanthropic leaders join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.   PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Samuel Parnell Winner of 2016 Ho Din Award June 6, 2016 Foundation awards its highest honor to UT Southwestern medical student.   PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Hosts Gov. Greg Abbott for “Leading the Conversation on Health” Series May 23, 2016 Gov. Abbott spoke at Old Parkland and discussed his research initiative to bring top research talent to Texas.   PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Donors Help Ease the Rising Burden of Medical Education March 22, 2016 Medical students thank donors for supporting their education at annual scholarship reception.    PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Formation of the Cary Council October 8, 2015 New group of young ambassadors form Cary Council – dedicated to creating a greater awareness of the mission of the Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center.    PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Hosts Conversation on Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain October 8, 2015 The Foundation’s latest “Leading the Conversation on Health” focuses on unlocking the mysteries of brain disorders with Dr. Marc Diamond.   PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Laurie Seidel Winner of 2015 Ho Din Award June 23, 2015 Foundation awards its highest honor to UT Southwestern medical student.    PRESS RELEASE


Presbyterian Village North Foundation Donates $1,250,000 to Benefit UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Research March 6, 2015 Gift includes $1,000,000 to Southwestern Medical Foundation to establish Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research.    PRESS RELEASE


Southwestern Medical Foundation Celebrates 75-Year Legacy and ‘Grand Vision’ of Supporting Medical Research, Education and Patient Care in the Community  January 16, 2015 Foundation marks 75th anniversary by giving $7.5 million to strengthen UT Southwestern’s standing as a national leader in neuroscience.    PRESS RELEASE