UT Southwestern Receives $34.2M For Cancer Research

UT Southwestern has received more than $34 million for cancer research. The grant was given by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. UT Southwestern’s total CPRIT award of $34,265,689 includes the following for research and facilities: core facility support awards, individual investigator awards, high-impact, and high-risk awards. The grant also supports research and faculty recruitment at UT Southwestern. According to UT Southwestern, funding will go toward further developing programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Carlos Arteaga, director of UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, told D CEO Healthcare he plans to… Full Story

Merritt Hawkins Study Shows Physician Demand Outweighing Supply

Irving-based Merritt Hawkins, a physician search firm, has released the findings of its survey of more than 900 doctors. It found that half of all the new doctors received 100 or more job inquiries during training, supporting the idea that demand for doctors is outpacing supply. Survey data from 935 doctors in their final year of residency training showed the following trends: Seventy percent received 50 or more job solicitations (via phone call, email, or direct mail) during training, and 50 percent received 100 or more job solicitations. This is the highest percentage of medical residents reporting that many job… Full Story