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The Rx for Medical Breakthroughs

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Dr. Hugh Smyth with graduate student Srimahitha KalikiThe quality of health care in Central Texas will take a giant leap forward when UT’s Dell Medical School welcomes its first class in fall 2016. But that’s just the beginning.

While Central Texans of all income levels will see more primary and specialty care options, people far beyond Austin will feel the positive effects of this medical school of the 21st century.

The reason? Research. And lots of it.

Dell Medical School will work with UT Austin’s colleges, schools, and departments to leverage their research strengths, including computer science and information technology, cell and molecular biology, computational medicine, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, pediatric health, chemistry, sociology, psychology, health care delivery systems, and health care policy. The possibilities are immeasurable.

It’s a unique opportunity — the first new medical school for a top-ranked university in 35 years and UT’s first new college from scratch in four decades. And Dell Medical is the only medical school in The University of Texas System on an academic campus. Longhorns can be proud of the discoveries yet to be made on the Forty Acres — ones that will lead to medical advances and new technologies that will change the face of health care for the nation and the world.

The Dell Medical School is the result of a $50 million commitment from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.