Watch: Two UT Southwestern Scientists Discuss Their Award-Winning Research

Two UT Southwestern Scientists have been identified as up and comers by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis, Professor at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Julie Pfeiffer, Professor of Microbiology at UT Southwestern will both receive the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award. The award honors early career researchers for their work in science, medicine, engineering, and technology innovation, and includes a $25,000 prize and an invitation to speak at their conference in January, where they will receive the award… Full Story

Stratifi Health and Catalyst Leaders Recognized by The Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Christopher Crow, Lance Spivey, and Jeff Lawrence of StratiFi Health and Catalyst Health Network received the Presidential Award of Merit from the The Texas Academy of Family Physicians last week. The award was given for their leadership and dedication to family medicine. TAFP is an organization that unites family doctors of Texas with advocacy, education, and services for their members, with 33 chapters statewide. Crow is a family physician and who has helped build Catalyst Health Network, a group of primary care physicians who coordinate care to improve quality, and is co-founder and CEO of StatiFi Health, which helps… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth’s Chief Nursing Officer Honored as Minority Leader

Medical City Fort Worth’s Chief Nursing Officer Damita Williams will be honored as minority leader in business by the Forth Worth Business Press. The awards honors Tarrant County’s top minority leaders in business and in the community and are based on nominations, professional achievements, community contributions, philanthropy and other criteria. Williams has served in her current role since 2017, previously working as chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, adjunct faculty for Indiana Wesleyan University’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Program, and as a clinic director with Hope International Ministries in the Dominican Republic. “I am thankful and… Full Story

Texas Health is Fifth on Fortune’s List of Best Places to Work for Women

Texas Health is number five on Fortune’s 75 Best Large Workplaces for Women, making the list for the third year in a row. It is both the top-ranked Texas business as well as health system on the list. The rankings value organizations that highlight transparency and are committed to creating a positive work environment, and are based on employee feedback surveys. Mutual respect, opportunities for professional development and team work are some of the criteria for excellence. At Texas Health, almost 80 percent of employees are female, and it offers a maternity support program, tuition reimbursement for mothers who want… Full Story

Baylor Scott and White Quality Alliance Chief Medical Officer is a 2018 Up and Comer

Dr. Tiffany Berry, the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance in Dallas has been named one of Modern Healthcare‘s 2018 Up and Comers. The award recognizes young medical executives who have made significant contributions to healthcare administration, management or policy. During her time as Chief Medical Officer, Baylor controlled the blood pressure of 20,000 hypertension patients, gave chronic care management to 16,000 patients, and saved the network $78 million over six years. Dr. Clifford Fullerton, president of Baylor Scott and White Quality Alliance, nominated Berry and has worked with her since Baylor merged with Scott and… Full Story