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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.

Ho Din Award Winner and Anesthesiology Resident, Cayenne Price, M.D.

May 13, 2022

Ho Din Award Winner Lured to Medicine by the Magic of Anesthesiology

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Standout medical student, health care activist, and now a UT Southwestern anesthesiology resident, Dr. Cayenne Price, is now part of the Southwestern Medical Foundation legacy after receiving the 2022 Ho Din Award.

May 12, 2022

Special Gift to Honor Health Care Heroes for Nurses Week


Cary Council members volunteer to support our UT Southwestern nurses with surprise goody bags during National Nurses Week 2022.

Ho Din Award Winners Now Johns Hopkins Residents

May 2, 2022

Ho Din Winners Now Drive Impact as Johns Hopkins Residents

Advancing Public Health

In anticipation of the announcement of the 2022 Ho Din Award recipient, Southwestern Medical Foundation re-connected with Drs. Houshmand and Gaur to get an update on where they are in their careers and how the Ho Din Award and UT Southwestern Medical School helped shape them as physicians and residents at Johns Hopkins.

Life Saving Patient Care is supported by medical research donations.

April 13, 2022

A Lifetime Of Giving: Dallas Family Donates To Life-Saving Patient Care

Advancing Public Health

Phyllis and Ron Steinhart share a true joy of giving, priding themselves on supporting philanthropic causes fueled by their passions and evident in their donations to Dallas-based charity, Southwestern Medical Foundation.

April 7, 2022

Lead, Innovate, Ideate: Putting The Scientific Spotlight On Early Stage Research

Launching Innovation

The Cary Council Learning From Leaders program brought together scientific and philanthropic leaders on March 30, 2022, to discuss the importance of early stage research.