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September 9, 2022

Inspiring a Higher Standard in Medical Education 2022

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Medical Education Program honoring scholarship donors and recipients with a discussion from leading physicians and residents at UT Southwestern.

Jere Thompson Jr. standing at podium.

September 1, 2022

Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces Jere Thompson, Jr., as New Chairman

In The News

Southwestern Medical Foundation has elected Jere W. Thompson, Jr., as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and named six new members to its Board during their recent annual meeting.

Nurse treating patient showing covid-19 emergency fund impact.

August 19, 2022

Inspiring a Higher Standard in Public Health: COVID-19 Emergency Fund Impact

Advancing Public Health

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund provided essential resources to our health care workers through the direct action of our community.

photo of a young medical student

August 8, 2022

2022 Schweitzer Fellows: Easing the Burden of Homelessness

Advancing Public Health

The intersection between health care and service to community has always been a defining aspect of Pooja Kumar's life. Today, as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Pooja is working with the Patient Navigator Program (PNP) at UT Southwestern to provide homeless individuals with resources and support.

Schweitzer Impact Series Feature Image - Ruchika Mahapatra

August 4, 2022

2022 Schweitzer Fellows: Removing Barriers to Health Education

Advancing Public Health

As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Ruchika Mahapatra aims to remove barriers to health education. She is designing a curriculum at UT Southwestern's Paul Quinn College that provides health education workshops and individualized coaching on health care navigation, enhancing services provided by the school's clinic.

July 27, 2022

2022 DocStars

Launching Innovation

Congratulations to this year’s “DocStars” – Proshad Efune, M.D., Robin Higashi, Ph.D., and Dominic Moon, M.D. – who all show great promise for medical innovation. Each investigator received a DocStar grant from The Cary Council, which has been providing crucial funding to advance the early-stage research of UT Southwestern young investigators since its founding in […]

Ida M. Green Award winner Akansha Shah in the lab studying pediatric tumors.

June 17, 2022

Graduate Student Studying Pediatric Tumors Receives the Ida M. Green Award

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Graduate student Akansha Shah has received the 2022 Ida M. Green Award in recognition of her pediatric tumor research and leadership achievements.

Skyline of Dallas representing the future of public health

June 15, 2022

Innovators Build New Vision For The Future Of Public Health

Advancing Public Health

Community leaders, builders and innovators support new Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at UT Southwestern.

June 1, 2022

Daughters’ Generosity Carries On Their Father’s Legacy

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Dr. Richard Mays Smith was a beloved internal medicine practitioner who was revered by many and took great joy in his role as an educator in academic medicine. In 1975, his family created the Richard Mays Smith Award in Internal Medicine, which has been given annually by Southwestern Medical Foundation to one or more graduating medical students at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Person looking for tax savings

May 24, 2022

Security Today, Income Tomorrow

Planned Giving

Planned giving tools to help you maximize impact and create tax savings.

May 23, 2022

Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees 2022 Photo Gallery

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees photo gallery from May 11, 2022.

planning matters spring 2022

May 19, 2022

Planning Matters Spring 2022

Planned Giving

A bi-annual communication about planned giving from Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center.