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July 14, 2021

Women in Science and Medicine “Lean In” Through WISMAC

Women in Science

Southwestern Medical Foundation is helping women excel in their careers through its sponsorship of UT Southwestern’s Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC). Formed in 1994, WISMAC is an institutional standing committee composed of appointed representatives of the UTSW faculty, administration, fellows, and student body. The committee’s primary goal is to promote, support, and advocate for the advancement of women in science and medicine.

July 13, 2021

Horchow Sisters Keep Family’s Philanthropic Legacy Alive

Advancing Brain Treatment

Southwestern Medical Foundation is grateful for its longtime partnership with generous philanthropists Carolyn and Roger Horchow and their daughters, Lizzie Horchow Routman, Regen Horchow, and Sally Horchow. The family’s imprint is forever embedded on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus and in the hearts of the Dallas community.

July 2, 2021

2020 Annual Review


We invite you to explore our 2020 Annual Review and learn more about the impact our community leaders have made possible through generous investments and advocacy.

July 1, 2021

The Charitable Stock Swap

Planned Giving

Despite the benefits, many people are reluctant to give stock. Fortunately, there is a way to enjoy the tax benefits of giving stock and maintaining the stock in one’s portfolio. It is called the Charitable Stock Swap.

June 30, 2021

Planning Matters Spring 2021

Planned Giving

We are pleased to share with you a new issue of Planning Matters, a bi-annual communication by Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center which serves to highlight the benefits and lasting impact of planning giving alongside inspirational stories of legacy-building and love for community.

June 28, 2021

Q&A With UT Southwestern’s W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D


We recently had the opportunity to sit down with W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dean, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School to learn more about how he is driving excellence in medical education.

June 25, 2021

Karolina (Karo) Stepien Receives 2021 Ida M. Green Award

Ida M. Green Award

Karolina (Karo) Stepien, a graduate student in the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program, has been chosen by the Graduate Awards Committee to receive the 36th Annual Ida M. Green Award. Story courtesy of UT Southwestern.

June 25, 2021

Celebrating the 2021 Ho Din Award Winner: Dr. Natasha Houshmand

Ho Din Award

Instituted by Southwestern Medical Foundation in 1943, Ho Din recognizes those who embody the qualities inherent in all great physicians – medical wisdom, human understanding, and compassion.

June 25, 2021

Supporting the Future of Mental Health Care

Advancing Brain Treatment

Through innovative programming, the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care has empowered thousands of students and families across our region to benefit from earlier diagnoses of depression and connection to the right resources for leading-edge, research-based treatment.

June 16, 2021

An Evening with DocStars at Home Photo Gallery


The Cary Council, a group of emerging young leaders who support the missions of Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center, announced grant recipients of funds raised to support early-stage research from their 2021 An Evening with DocStars at Home event, held on Saturday, May 1.

June 15, 2021

A Wife’s Memory Inspires a Legacy of Giving

Planned Giving

Ray Calvert’s generosity to UT Southwestern continues to honor his wife by supporting pancreatic cancer research. In 2014, Mr. Calvert created a fund to support the research of Dr. Udit Verma, his wife’s doctor who compassionately cared for her during her battle with cancer.

June 1, 2021

Leading Change

Advancing Brain Treatment

Shad and Michele Rowe made a generous gift to Southwestern Medical Foundation that will help scientists decipher the workings of the human brain at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute (OBI). The Rowes are hopeful that new discoveries will someday end the devastating toll of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s (PD) and other movement disorders.

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Read the Latest Edition of Perspectives Magazine

Our 2019 edition features the world-changing gene-editing technology of CRISPR and its revolutionary impact on humanity. With voices from thought leaders, scientists, and researchers around the world, this edition opens up a profound discussion around the history and ethics of gene editing.

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