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The Next Generation of Health Professionals

Dell Med’s Health Sciences Summer Camps bring students together to explore the basics of medicine and more. Those lessons, combined with friendships forged with fellow campers, are supporting students in their next steps toward health careers.

BY Kimberly Berger

Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy? No, Says Researcher — But Keep Reading

Psychiatrist Jeffrey Newport, a specialist in reproductive mental health, wants parents to look beyond black and white when it comes to making choices that may affect their babies.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

The Front-Line Physician

Nick Christian is an important link to community for his neighbors recovering from homelessness — an ambassador fostered by a unique residency program.

BY Hannah Jane Collins

Scalpel. Clamp. Data.

When the oldest medical schools in the U.S. date to the 18th century, how does a newcomer define itself? One opportunity may lie in data and technology — the medical instruments of the future.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Recent Articles

Med Ed for the Next Century

In an age of surgical robots and artificial intelligence, how do you create the medical school of the future?

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Practicing What We Teach

Built on the foundation of value in health care, Dell Med’s clinical practice, UT Health Austin, is open for business. But don’t expect business as usual.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

The (Real) Future of Health Care

Google’s David Feinberg and Dell Med’s Clay Johnston sat down at SXSW to explore what it will take for health care to finally embrace technology.

BY John Daigre

Joycelyn Elders on ‘Fighting Well’

Paying public health physicians like cardiovascular surgeons. Weathering criticism. Pursuing revolution. Jewel Mullen teams up with REthink to interview a former surgeon general.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Trending: Population Health

Via JAMA Network Open, leaders from department-level initiatives across the U.S. weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health — and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact.

BY REthink Staff

The Business of Improving Health

In health innovation, academia’s ideation is often made real by industry’s execution. An unusual hub embedded at UT Austin enables these vital partnerships.

BY Hannah Jane Collins & Mary Kincy Cope

The ‘Team of Teams’ Approach

Creating an effective team of teams culture is not just about learning to play nicely. It’s about establishing a model for collaborative leadership, actively seeking out partners across organizational boundaries and tearing down walls.

BY Hannah Jane Collins

Value-Based Health Care: A Definition

Per capita, the U.S. spends more than any other country on health care, but the investment doesn’t translate to superior health. See how leaders are working to change that.

BY REthink Staff

The Fourth Pillar

Amid a movement toward health, not just health care, a new area of interest is joining academic medicine’s traditional concentrations — and it’s putting people’s lives in focus.

BY Mary Kincy Cope

Seeing the System

How does care work in the community around us? Design in health can help reveal what is unseeable — components, connections, dependencies — to foster understanding that's essential for change.

BY José Colucci Jr.

Redesigning Austin’s Mental Health System

The Austin State Hospital redesign will transform the outdated, deteriorating facility into a cornerstone for a system of collaborative, community-focused care.

BY Katherine Corley

Beyond Medical History

Data researchers at Dell Med are collaborating with People’s Community Clinic to combat pediatric asthma with a data-driven approach — giving care teams a fuller picture of a child’s health than what a typical electronic health record affords.

BY Shahreen Abedin

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