What To Know: A Bi-Weekly Video Series

Join us every other Friday for our video series hosted by Dr. John Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, and featuring UT Southwestern specialists who are on the front lines of caring for our community. As the only academic medical center in North Texas, we consider it our mission to provide our patients with access to the most advanced treatments, technology, and research in modern medicine.


Chipping Away at the Addiction Crisis


The magnitude of America’s opioid crisis can feel overwhelming – we lose more people every year to overdoses than we did in the Vietnam War. But Marti Taylor, President and CEO of OneFifteen, a treatment center in Dayton, Ohio, says investments in evidence-based care and screening, plus reducing the stigma surrounding addiction, can help turn the tide.

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Triumphs in Transplant


The field of organ transplantation has improved dramatically in the past 20 years, with longer-term survival rates, fewer post-transplant infections, and more living donors coming forward. For Donate Life Month, the leaders of UT Southwestern’s Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs discuss the tremendous progress that’s been made and the challenges that still lie ahead.

The Fourth Dose Decision


With case counts low and summer vacations coming up, many people over age 50 are trying to decide if, and when, to get their fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine (second booster). UT Southwestern Infectious Diseases specialists Dr. Pearlie Chong and Dr. Reuben Arasaratnam weigh in on the benefits of the second booster and who needs it most.

Rare Diseases, Exceptional Care


For families living with diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, finding an expert diagnosis and advanced care can be very challenging. Dr. Angela Scheuerle and Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis lead UT Southwestern’s Center of Excellence for Rare Diseases, where genetic research and clinical progress are making a real impact on patients’ lives.

Making Sure the Kids are Alright


As we transition to a recovery phase of the pandemic, supporting children’s physical and mental health presents a new challenge for parents. UT Southwestern pediatric specialists Dr. Maeve Sheehan and Dr. James Norcross provide practical advice on how to help kids of all ages adjust to a post-pandemic life.

Visionary Care


Our eyes have been working overtime during the pandemic, with many of us staring at screens for hours on end. Dr. J. William Harbour, the new Chair of UT Southwestern’s Department of Ophthalmology, discusses strategies to combat eye fatigue as well as the research his team is doing to safeguard patients’ vision in the face of age-related degeneration and ocular cancer.

COVID-19 Reshapes the Workplace

The pandemic has created a seismic shift in how and where we work. Dr. Susan McElroy, an Associate Professor of Economics at UT Dallas, and Michael Billing, Managing Director of Consulting for real estate and investment firm JLL, explore how individuals and companies are adapting to a post-COVID workplace.

Our Pandemic Future

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., and as the Omicron wave wanes, an SMU medical anthropologist and a UT-Dallas social scientist examine what the world will look like post-pandemic and how our lives will be forever changed.

Beating Heart Disease

The pandemic has taken its toll on our hearts with blood pressure levels rising, particularly among women. UT Southwestern cardiologists Dr. Maryjane Farr and Dr. Ann Marie Navar suggest that February – Heart Month – is the perfect time to ramp up prevention strategies and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Brain Power

Advances in brain mapping, CRISPR technology, and neurosurgery are being transformed into life-changing treatments for patients at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. Dr. William Dauer, Director of the Institute, and Dr. Nader Pouratian, Chair of Neurological Surgery, discuss how their teams are unlocking the mysteries of brain diseases, from epilepsy to Alzheimer’s.