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The Dallas Morning News June 12, 2020

The 2020 graduating class of medical students has seen COVID-19 up close, and they give me hope

The 2020 Ho Din Award Presenter and Southwestern Medical Foundation Trustee, Dr. Richard E. Hoffman, shares how today’s graduating medical students give him hope during challenging times.

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The Dallas Morning News June 5, 2020

The difference makers: These North Texans help bring light to dark times

2020 Ho Din Award winner Dr. Priyanka Gaur is featured in the  ‘Where the need is greatest’ section, highlighting the positive change her compassion and empathy have driven in our community and beyond.

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People Newspapers June 2, 2020

Graduating to the Front Lines

Dr. Priyanka Gaur, the 2020 Ho Din Award recipient, discusses what it is like to start her career in the middle of a global pandemic.

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D Innovates May 7, 2020

ICYMI: What’s New and Next in Dallas Fort-Worth Innovation

Dr. Priyanka Gaur, 2020 recipient of the Ho Din Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Southwestern Medical Foundation.

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D Magazine May 5, 2020

Southwestern Medical Foundation Presents 2020 Ho Din Award

Dr. Priyanka Gaur is recognized for her academic achievements and work with at-risk populations.

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Dallas Innovates August 16, 2019

Photo Recap: Health Wildcatters Hosts its Second Hackathon

Health Wildcatters held its second Texas Healthcare Challenge hackathon with the goal of creating solutions around innovation and challenges in healthcare.

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DCEO Healthcare July 3, 2019

Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces New Chairman, Trustees

James R. Huffines will be the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He will be joined by four new board members: Timothy P. Costello, Sarah K. Miller, Matthew S. Ramsey, and Sam L. Susser.

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Dallas Innovates – July 2, 2019

DI People: MTX Group, Applications Software, J.Hilburn Make Leadership Moves

James R. Huffines has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of Southwestern Medical Foundation. Four new members were also elected to the board: Timothy P. Costello, Sarah K. Miller, Matthew S. Ramsey, and Sam L. Susser.

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Dallas Business Journal    July 1, 2019

Southwestern Medical Foundation announces new board chairman

Dallas-based Southwestern Medical Foundation announced that James Huffines will be its board’s new Chairman, in addition to the appointment of four trustee members.

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DCEO Healthcare    May 13, 2019

Southwestern Medical Foundation Names Ho Din Award Winner

Dr. Bethany Werner, who will complete her residency at UT Southwestern, shares what it means to her to represent her class through this award.

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The Dallas Morning News    January 2, 2019

Cary Council issues 3 grants to UT Southwestern doctors

The Cary Council, a group of young supporters of UT Southwestern medical Center, has given three $50,000 grants to young doctors to advance their research.

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D CEO Healthcare    January 2, 2019

Cary Council Recognizes UT Southwestern Doctors for Promising Research

Dr. Prasanna Alluri, Dr. David Greenberg, and Dr. Animesh Tandon were grant recipients.

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D CEO Healthcare    October 24, 2018

Southwestern Medical Foundation Elects 10 New Trustees

Southwestern Medical Foundation elects 10 community leaders as new trustees for their commitment of talent, insight, and time.

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D CEO Healthcare    May 31, 2018

Meet the 2018 Winner of the Most Prestigious Accolade a UT Southwestern Student Can Receive

Dr. Philip Tolley, winner of the 2018 Ho Din Award, shares more about his love for teaching and how his patients inspire him.  REPRINT


D CEO Healthcare    November 27, 2017

Panel Highlights UTSW Cancer Prevention, Genetics Programs

The Foundation hosts 8th Leading the Conversation on Health event, featuring the leading edge pancreatic cancer prevention and cancer genetics programs at UT Southwestern.

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Paper City   November 24, 2017

Star Dallas Doctors Party, Play Life-Size Operation

The Cary Council’s inaugural event, An Evening with DocStars, features a lesson in suturing a teddy bear and a life-size game of Operation.

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Dallas Business Journal   November 8, 2017

Southwestern Medical Foundation Leaders Reflect on 75 Years in Dallas

Foundation President and CEO, Kathleen Gibson, talks about the Foundation’s 75-year legacy in North Texas and plans for the future

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D CEO Healthcare   October 14, 2017

UT Southwestern, Southwestern Medical Foundation Launch Signature Event Supporting Early-Stage Research

The Cary Council, a group of emerging leaders, holds its inaugural fundraising event to support early state research.


Katy Trail Weekly   April 14, 2017

Questions & Answers

Southwestern Medical Foundation President and CEO, Kathleen Gibson, talks about the Foundation’s mission and top priorities.

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The Dallas Morning News   March 8, 2017

Foundation Hosts Annual Scholarship Reception

Southwestern Medical Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship reception with donors and scholarship recipients at Old Parkland.

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D CEO Healthcare   February 28, 2017

Lunch with D CEO: Kathleen Gibson

Southwestern Medical Foundation’s President and CEO shares her path from banking to medical philanthropy.

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D CEO Healthcare   January 30, 2017

Hoblitzelle Foundation to Accept Southwestern Medical Foundation 2017 Sprague Award

Southwestern Medical Foundation will recognize Hoblitzelle Foundation with The Sprague Award for 2017, celebrating Hoblitzelle Foundation’s storied history of giving to the community where it’s most needed.

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The Dallas Morning News   January 25, 2017

Hoblitzelle Foundation to be Lauded for its $213 Million in Charity Donations

The Hoblitzelle Foundation, which has donated over $213 million to charity since 1942, will receive The Sprague Award for 2017 from Southwestern Medical Foundation at a private fundraising dinner Feb. 7 at Old Parkland.

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UTDallas Online News Center   January 12, 2017

The University of Texas at Dallas Receives Two Grants for Virtual Medical Work

Funding from Southwestern Medical Foundation and the National Institutes for Health will fuel ongoing research into virtual reality-based systems to improve patient communication skills.


The Dallas Morning News   December 2, 2016

Inspiring People: Michael Kahn Founder of the Cary Council

Michael Kahn discusses his inspiration as founder of The Cary Council, a joint program with Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern.

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D Healthcare Daily   October 14, 2016

Conversation With: UTSW’s Madhukar Trivedi Talks The Potential of Depression Research

The Cary Council Kicks off Fall 2016 Learning from Leaders, Julie Hersh and Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, about the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern.

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The Park Cities News   September 22, 2016

Thirteen New Trustees Join Board of Southwestern Medical Foundation

Southwestern Medical Foundation elects new Trustees who offer their talents and expertise to drive the mission of the Foundation forward.

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Dallas Business Journal – online   September 21, 2016

Southwestern Medical Foundation Adds 13 Trustees

The Foundation’s new trustees, who will help to shape the future of academic medicine and philanthropy in our community, are exemplary business and philanthropic leaders.

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D Healthcare Daily News  September 19, 2016

Meet the Southwestern Medical Foundation’s 13 New Trustees

Thirteen business, civic, and philanthropic leaders join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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D Healthcare Daily News  June 29, 2016

Meet the 2016 Winner of UT Southwestern’s Most Prestigious Student Accolade

Dr. Sam Parnell, recipient of the Foundation’s 2016 Ho Din Award, shares why this award is important to him and embodies what medicine is truly about: “really caring about people.”

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The Dallas Morning News  June 20, 2016

Funding Science Can Boost Texas’ Economy

Robert Rowling and James Huffines share their vision of the state as “the apex of innovation.”


Park City News  June 16, 2016

Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Dr. Samuel Parnell Winner of 2016 Ho Din Award

Dr. Parnell is the 2016 recipient of the Ho Din Award established by Southwestern Medical Foundation to recognize the qualities inherent in all great physicians—medical wisdom and human understanding.


D Healthcare Daily   May 10, 2016

Gov. Abbott Vows To Attract Even More Scientists To Texas

In conversation with Southwestern Medical Foundation chairman Bob Rowling, Gov. Greg Abbott plans to continue to direct public funds toward attracting researchers at Texas’ universities.


D Healthcare Daily   February 29, 2016

At Old Parkland, Jim Lehrer Holds Court in Event Honoring UT Southwestern

Southwestern Medical Foundation recognized the critical support of the Dallas civic and business community in enabling the success of UT Southwestern.


D Healthcare Daily    February 25, 2016

A History of Southwestern Medical Foundation as Told by its CEO

Kathleen Gibson, President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, shares the vision of the Foundation’s founder, Edward Cary, and how he engaged the Dallas business community in building and sustaining UT Southwestern.


Dallas Morning News   February 17, 2016

Inspiring People: Kathleen Gibson

Kathleen Gibson, President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, talks about the Foundation’s beginnings and how the Dallas business community’s support has made it all possible.

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Your Park Cities Blog   December 2, 2015

Formation of The Cary Council Inspires Awareness and Growth for Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center

New council will engage emerging leaders in continuing the legacy of Dr. Edward H. Cary In building academic medicine.


The Park Cities News    October 29, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation Hosts Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain

Leading the Conversation on Health event at Old Parkland presents “The Newest in Neuroscience: Moving Beyond the Unknown Unknowns.”

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The Park Cities News    September 10, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation’s “Leading the Conversation on Health,” a Series of “Fireside Chats”

Leading the Conversation on Health event features a talk with Dr. Gregory Fitz, EVP Dean and Provost UT Southwestern Medical School, and Mary Villani, an outstanding student from UT Southwestern Medical School.

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The Park Cities News    July 2, 2015

Foundation Presents 2015 Ho Din Award to Dr. Laurie Elise Seidel

Southwestern Medical Foundation has presented its highest honor to Dr. Laurie Seidel.

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D Healthcare    June 22, 2015

Meet the Dallas Native Who Won UT Southwestern’s Highest Graduate Honor

Dr. Laurie Seidel wins prestigious Ho Din Award.

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The Dallas Morning News, Neighbors Go    June 12, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation Annual Meeting and Ho Din Award Presentation

Annual Meeting for the Board of Trustees and Dr. Laurie Seidel introduced May 28.


The Dallas Morning News    May 28, 2015

Dallas Native Wins Medical School’s High Honor

Dr. Laurie Elise Seidel has won the 2015 Ho Din Award.


Dallas Business Journal, Public Eye   April 25, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation Talks Health

Foundation presents the second in its “Leading the Conversation on Health” programs at Old Parkland.

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The Dallas Morning News, Neighbors Go    April 17, 2015

Fighting Alzheimer’s

Presbyterian Village North Foundation gifts $1,250,000 to support Alzheimer’s research.


Park Cities People    March 25, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation 75th Anniversary Celebration

Foundation announced $7.5 million gift to UT Southwestern to support and inspire additional giving.

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The Dallas Morning News    March 11, 2015

$1.25M Gift to Aid UT Southwestern Research

The Presbyterian Village North Foundation has given $1.25 million toward Alzheimer’s research at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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The Dallas Morning News    March 2, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation Honors Students, Benefactors

Philanthropists have chance to meet medical students who receive the scholarships fromtheir generous donations.

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Dallas Business Journal, Public Eye    February 27, 2015

SW Medical Foundation Celebrates 75 Years

Southwestern Medical Foundation recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary by honoring the community who helped build the medical school.

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Park Cities News    February 26, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation is Giving $7.5 Million to UT Southwestern Medical Center

The gift is a part of the Foundation’s 75th anniversary event.

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The Dallas Morning News    February 9, 2015

Local Support Helps Medical Center Reach 75

Generosity aids UT Southwestern, say Mike Rawlings, William Solomon and Robert Rowling.

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The Dallas Morning News    February 8, 2015

Mike Rawlings, William T. Solomon, Robert B. Rowling: “The Power of Giving Has Shaped UT Southwestern”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks DFW as eighth most generous metro area in the U.S.

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The Dallas Morning News, Neighbors Go    February 4, 2015

Southwestern Medical Foundation 75th Anniversary Gala

The legacy of advancing medical research, education, and patient care in the community with ongoing 75th anniversary events and gifts.

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Dallas Business Journal    December 12, 2014

Giving Guide

The lasting gift of Southwestern Medical Foundation.

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