75th Anniversary: A Year In Review

In 2018, UT Southwestern celebrated accomplishments of the first – and promise of the next – 75 years with events big and small.

75th Anniversary Possibilities

In the beginning, UT Southwestern did not have a single permanent building. But decades of careful planning have resulted in phenomenal campus growth, with more on the horizon.

75th Anniversary Predictions

What does the future hold for medicine? Several UT Southwestern faculty members share their predictions.

75th Anniversary Anthem

For 75 years the sun has been rising on UT Southwestern Medical Center. Looking forward has long been – and continues to be -​ its great and noble purpose.

Perspectives: R. Wayne Bowman, M.D.

With freedom to pursue his passion, Dr. Wayne Bowman thrived. Learn how he pays it forward by helping the physicians he trains fulfill their dreams and goals.

Perspectives: Sara Pirzadeh-Miller

Genetic Counselor Sara Pirzadeh-Miller believes that family history does not dictate the future for generations to come. See the impact of her work on long-term patient outcomes.

Perspectives: Roger Unger, M.D.

Since Dr. Roger Unger accepted his faculty appointment from Dr. Donald Seldin in 1952, he’s witnessed a lot of changes. Hear how his focus remains on his next discovery.​

Perspectives: Elizabeth Paulk, M.D.

Palliative care was an emerging field when Dr. Elizabeth Paulk pitched the idea to establish a clinic for the terminally ill. Here are the far-reaching results.

Perspectives: William and Gay Solomon

UT Southwestern is poised for the next 75 years to outpace the first 75. Learn why Presidential Advisory Board Members William and Gay Solomon believe the best is yet to come.

College Namesakes: Charles C. Sprague, M.D.

During his tenure as the first President of UT Southwestern, Dr. Charles Sprague oversaw the growth of a small but promising medical school into a vibrant and comprehensive medical and life sciences center.

Perspectives: Crystal Silva

Crystal Silva learned to treat the person, not just his or her condition. Learn what Silva values from her training to become a physician assistant.

Perspectives: Carlos Arteaga, M.D.

One person dying from cancer is one too many for Dr. Carlos Arteaga. Find out why he’s optimistic that the time for breakthrough to a cure is now.

College Namesakes: Jack A. Pritchard, M.D.

Dr. Jack Pritchard brought basic science to patient care and forever changed how women’s health care was practiced. In 1955, he came to UT Southwestern Medical Center and became the youngest chair of an Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in the nation.

Perspectives: Annie, Patient

Annie has learned that if she works hard enough, she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to do. Let her inspire you.

College Namesakes: Edward H. Cary, M.D.

In 1943, Dr. Edward Cary, empowered by Karl Hoblitzelle and other civic leaders, established Southwestern Medical College, the 68th medical school in the United States. Dr. Cary’s sheer determination that Dallas should have a top-tier medical school made UT Southwestern Medical Center possible.

Perspectives: Rashmi Voleti

Rashmi Voleti enjoys being surrounded by great scientists who inspire and motivate others to achieve great things. See why she believes science is a great adventure.

Perspectives: Dawn Cureton

Recruiting a diverse group of future doctors reaps great rewards for Dawn Cureton. Here’s why it’s more than a job to “Mama Dawn.”

Perspectives: Chris Hensel

Executive Chef Chris Hensel knows that food is a fundamental part of healing. Learn how he touches lives with food.

College Namesakes: Donald W. Seldin, M.D.

Dr. Donald Seldin’s decision to relocate from Yale University to UT Southwestern in 1951 to join the Department of Internal Medicine continues to transform the lives of physicians today.

The Spirit of Medical Wisdom

It is no surprise that UT Southwestern Medical Center attracts outstanding students. And within their ranks exists a remarkable group, the recipients of the Ho Din Award.

Perspectives: Robyn Horsager, M.D.

Dr. Robyn Horsager knows there can be life-altering complications that arise during a woman’s pregnancy. Find out what she considers the most rewarding part of her job.

Perspectives 75: Forrest Van Cain

Learn how Forrest Cain, Sr., Technical Trainer and co-chair for the LGBTA organization, is using his passion for people to shape diversity and equality at UT Southwestern.

Perspectives 75: Dr. Paul Rizk

Dr. Paul Rizk, a May 2018 graduate, was able to take charge as a student leader while also learning how to become a physician who not only cares for his patient’s health, but also connects with them as a person.