UT Dallas Engineer Robert Rennaker Wants to Rewire Your Brain

By Geoffery C. Orsak Robert Rennaker didn’t follow a traditional path to becoming a world-class engineering researcher. Raised in Topeka, Kansas, and moving regularly from city to city across the Midwest because of the demands of his father’s work, Rennaker wasn’t what you’d call “committed” to high school. In his senior year, he decided to join the military, signed up with the Marine Corps, and shipped off to boot camp in San Diego. After surviving what he calls the toughest 12 weeks of his life, he was assigned in 1989 to repair the hydraulic and pneumatic systems on the CH-46 Sea… Full Story

The Nation’s First Four Uterine Transplants From A Living Donor Performed at Baylor University Medical Center

Over eight days in September, Baylor University Medical Center performed the first four living-donor uterine transplants ever done in North America. Three of those had to be taken out, but the East Dallas hospital remains “cautiously optimistic” that the fourth patient will be the nation’s first to achieve uterine functionality after a transplant. Full Story

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Texas in Healthcare Companies on Inc. 5000 List

Eighteen healthcare companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area made Inc. magazine’s annual 5,000 list, which attempts to chronicle the fastest growing private companies in the nation. That’s more healthcare companies than any other metropolitan area in Texas, and shows the variety that exist here: Home health, tech, pharmaceutical, provider networks, staffing centers, and services companies. Full Story