Roger Horchow with his daughters Lizzie, Sally and Regen

UT Southwestern Medical Center recently held its annual Carolyn P. Horchow Women’s Health Symposium. The symposium is named in honor of co-founder Carolyn P. Horchow, the late wife of Dallas philanthropist and retail entrepreneur Roger Horchow. Carolyn Horchow, who died in 2009, was on the board of visitors for UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and the boards of the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She was also active in the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Charter 100 Club of Dallas, the American Red Cross, United Way and the Crystal Charity Ball.

The symposium’s “Get Smart: Taking Charge of Your Health” topics and presenters were:

“Robotic Surgery: Star Wars, Medicine, and the Next Frontier” by Dr. Kemp Kernstine, chief of thoracic surgery

“Paradigm Turnover: Sports, Music, and Brain Repair” by Dr. Hunt Batjer, chairman of neurological surgery

“Care to Cure: Accelerating the Pace of Cancer Discovery” by Dr. Elizabeth Maher, associate professor of internal medicine and neurology and neurotherapeutics

“Skin Savvy: Guiding Changes in Skin Care” by Dr. Divya Srivastava, assistant professor of dermatology

“Safe, Wise, and Rejuvenated: Innovations in Plastic Surgery” by Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery

Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern, delivered a report on “UT Southwestern: State-of-the-Art and Beyond,” and Dr. John Warner, vice president and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, talked about the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, scheduled to open later this year.  Ginny W. Eulich and Gloria Eulich Martindale were the 2014 co-chairs of the Women’s Health Symposium. Dr. Karen Bradshaw was the faculty adviser for the event, and Dr. Carol Podolsky was physician adviser.