Meeting People Where They Are

Current Issue

On the COVID-19 Front Lines

Local teams acted fast — leveraging crucial partnerships and innovating on standard practice — to protect some of the city’s most vulnerable people against the coronavirus pandemic.

BY Adriana Kelly & Hannah Jane Collins

Our Cancer Research Evolution

Clinical trials at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes are a key milestone in cancer research at Texas’ flagship university, with implications for people living with the disease in Central Texas and beyond.

BY Steve Taylor & Hannah Jane Collins

Maintaining Relationships Through Dementia

Dell Med & UT Health Austin experts offer tips for caregivers of people with memory disorders.

BY Steve Taylor

Recent Articles

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

More Than a Diagnosis

A first-of-its-kind Department of Health Social Work reflects medicine’s need to see the whole person — and the whole system.

BY Hannah Jane Collins

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

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

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

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

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