As Dell Med’s ninth and newest academic department, the Department of Oncology will focus on advancing the full spectrum of cancer education, research and care in Austin and Travis County. Gail Eckhardt, director of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, serves as department chair.
Hospitals & Health Networks features Dell Med’s commitment to producing physicians who are leaders in a health care system focused on value-based care and population health.
- A cross-disciplinary team led by Dell Med’s David Paydarfaris working to collect data from premature infants in two Seton NICUs to predict — and begin to prevent — complications and long-term adverse neurological outcomes.
- A new child maltreatment reportfrom Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center found that child maltreatment cases have decreased in the urban core, but have increased in outlying areas of Travis County. Dell Med’s Karla Lawson was the primary investigator on the study.
- Effective value-based health care systems disrupt fee-for-service by rewarding physicians with incentives other than financial, write Dell Med’s Stuart Wolf, Gwen Millerand Jason Reichenberg.
- A recent $440,000 grant from the Hogg Foundation will help the Department of Psychiatry lead a cross-campus collaboration to develop a unique clinical training curriculum, writes Dell Med’s James Baker.