UTSW Department of Developmental Biology

UTSW Department of Developmental Biology Welcome to UTSW Department of Developmental Biology on page The department was started by our Chairman, Dr. Luis F. Parada on January 1, 1994.
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FOX 4 News
06/28/2018
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Lifeguards in Pensacola, Fla. have posted warning signs along the beaches as reports of so-called sea lice attacks increase.

03/04/2015

UTSW in the News
For additional media stories citing UT Southwestern, see In The News within the UTSW Newsroom.

Texas Tribune
Q&A With Bruce Meyer
Dr. Bruce Meyer, UT Southwestern’s Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer, spoke with the Texas Tribune about a variety of health care issues, including the current economics of health care.

D Magazine
Part I Of D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award Winners
Homer Capiral and Michael Munger of UT Southwestern are among this year’s winners of D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards.

National Public Radio
New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care
National Public Radio aired a story that originally was broadcast on Dallas’ KERA radio station about new hospitals in Dallas. The story highlighted UT Southwestern’s new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, which opened in December.

USA Today
Treatment reduces kids' peanut allergy risk up to 86%
In a story about a new study on children and peanut allergies, USA Today featured Dr. Rebecca Gruchall, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at UT Southwestern. See story and video.

WFAA-TV
Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic to Hit the Road
A custom-built million dollar big rig is a first-of-its-kind Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic. Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, said the clinic will "bring access to vitally-needed services to many who are otherwise underserved in our community."

03/04/2015

Employee Health and Benefits

Annual UT Physical Activity Challenge Starts April 6; Register Today
The Ten Thousand Steps Physical Activity Challenge, sponsored by Employee Wellness, is designed to enhance your energy, reduce stress, and help you achieve your health goals. An easy way to start is by taking part in the UT System Institutions’ six-week Physical Activity Challenge, “I Moved. I Changed.” The challenge starts April 6, and registration is now open. Visit My UT Southwestern for additional program details. Participants who register by April 10 will receive an Activity Challenge Starter Kit to help them meet the goal of 10,000 steps a day!

Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Benefit
UT Southwestern, in a partnership with Bright Horizons, offers employees back-up care when their regular care arrangements for loved ones are unavailable. All benefits-eligible employees have 10 uses each year that can be used for center-based child care or in-home care for any age. The benefit covers your children, your spouse or domestic partner, and elders – such as parents – who need temporary care. As a special offer, employee co-pays are waived for any back-up care that takes place between now and March 31. You can book back-up care on the same day needed or up to 30 days in advance. Visit My UTSouthwestern for additional information and program details.

Breast Imaging Mobile Mammography Unit on Campus March 5-6
The Breast Imaging Mobile Mammography Unit will be on Campus on March 5 and 6. Screenings will be available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center parking lot on Thursday, March 5, and in front of the Physical Plant Building on the South Campus on Friday, March 6. Employees should bring their insurance card and a photo ID. Due to limited space, please call 214-645-2560 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated as the schedule allows.

Employee Discounts
Did you know that more than 100 retailers and service providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex offer discounts to UT Southwestern employees? There are discounts on event tickets, car repairs, flower deliveries, and more. For additional information and to see the complete list of UT Southwestern vendor partners, visit the Employee Discount page.

Free Income Tax Preparation Help
Need help preparing your 2014 federal income tax return? Free tax preparation assistance is available for individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $53,000. The assistance is provided by Dallas Community Tax Centers, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The centers help taxpayers file for the credits they are eligible to receive, such as the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can be worth more than $6,000 depending on household size and adjusted gross income. For the locations of the centers and other information, go to www.freetaxdfw.com or call 1-844-382-1040.

03/04/2015

Features

Presentation on the Future of Biological Research March 4
Dr. Geoffrey Ling, director of the Biological Technologies Office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will present a talk on “The Future of Biological Research” on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. His presentation will take place in the Pickens Auditorium, room NG3.112, of the T. Boone Pickens Building. A question and answer session will follow from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Office of Government Affairs at 88403.

LOCAL Art Exhibition
UT Southwestern is pleased to present LOCAL, an exhibition of art by nine Dallas artists, on view in the South Campus Library through April 30. This group show features photography by Kasumi Chow and Paxton Maroney; paintings by Lisa Lindholm, Richard Ross, Haylee Ryan, Aralyn McGregor, and Michelle Stroescu; screen prints by Jonathan Kimbrell; and leatherwork by Scott Horn. View the works and meet the artists at an opening reception on Thursday, March 5, 5-7 p.m. in the Library.

National Women’s History Month Symposium: Leveraging Sponsors to Advance Careers March 19
Sponsorship has been discussed by the corporate world, and is only beginning to be discussed in academia. Join us to learn practical tips on how to engage sponsors, and to build a sponsor/protégé relationship. Open to all faculty, staff, trainees, and students. Thursday, March 19, 11a.m.–noon. Eugene McDermott Plaza, Lecture Hall D1.602. Lunch will be provided.

Employee Engagement: Department Spotlight
Last summer, UT Southwestern employees participated in a campus-wide employee engagement survey. As a direct result of that survey, the Department of Psychiatry held its first Classified Staff Retreat in January 2015. Read more about their Engagement Action Plan and results on My UT Southwestern.

2015 Compliance Awareness Survey: Deadline Extended Through March 20
Let us know your perception of compliance and ethics at UT Southwestern. Take a minute to complete the anonymous, nine-question Compliance Awareness Survey. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win UT Southwestern prizes. Visit My UT Southwestern for details on in-person survey events around campus.

Are you considering applying for an F32 or a K grant?  If so, you may want to read the following article!!!
03/04/2015
Helping Your Referees Help You | NIH Extramural Nexus

Are you considering applying for an F32 or a K grant? If so, you may want to read the following article!!!

Helping Your Referees Help You Posted on February 27, 2015 by NIH Staff As the April and June deadlines for fellowship (F) and career development (K) applications approach, we encourage you to get a jump start on helping your referees submit those reference letters through the eRA Commons. Share thi…

BE A WISE HEALTHCARE CONSUMERBenefits First Aid Kit - Emergency PreparednessMuch like a traditional first aid kit, a "Be...
03/04/2015
UT System Employee Benefits Newsletter

BE A WISE HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

Benefits First Aid Kit - Emergency Preparedness
Much like a traditional first aid kit, a "Benefits First Aid Kit" can help you deal with challenging situations.

Family FIrst Aid Kits
A bit of thoughtful preparation can save you money and stress in the long run.



Stay Up to Date on the 84th Legislative Session
The main filing deadline for bills and resolutions is just around the corner.


Get Ready for the Physical Activity Challenge
Spring is a great time to build more physical activity into your routine!

Retirement Manager Website Security - Browser Update
Certain web browsers can no longer be used to access UT Retirement Manager.


Healthy Recipe of the Month
Seasonal Fruits and Veggies
Eating seasonal foods can be good for your health and your budget, too.

Free Preventive Care and Services The UT SELECT Medical plan has offered robust preventive care benefits for many years, including 100% coverage for preventive colonoscopies and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age.

03/03/2015

Please join us Wednesday, March 4, for the Developmental Biology Seminar Series lecture hosted by Dr. Alec Zhang. The speaker is Ulrich G. Steidl, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Medicine (Oncology) at the Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Steidl’s talk is entitled “Transcriptional and epigenetic dysregulation of pre-leukemic stem cells.” The seminar will be held at 12:00 in Room ND5.218.

03/03/2015

DARPA/Biological Technologies Office Director Visiting UT Southwestern

“The Future of Biological Research”

When: March 4, 2015

Talk 9:00 – 10:00 a.m

Q&A 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Where: UT Southwestern Medical Center
T. Boone Pickens Building, UTSW
Pickens Auditorium – Room NG3.112
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX 75235


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. LingDr. Geoffrey Ling
Dr. Geoffrey Ling is the founding director of the Biological Technologies Office. He began his DARPA service in 2004 as a Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO). He created and managed a broad research portfolio, spanning neuroscience, infectious disease, pharmacology, and battlefield medicine. His Revolutionizing Prosthetics program developed advanced arm prostheses controlled either non-invasively or directly by a user’s brain. His Preventing Violent Explosive Neuro Trauma program developed new understanding and treatment of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was the 2009 DARPA Program Manager of the Year and served as the DSO Deputy Director from 2013-2014.



DARPA/Biological Technologies Office
The mission of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, and computer science for national security. BTO seeks to establish and invest in new communities of scientific interest at the intersection of traditional and emerging disciplines. Its investment portfolio goes far beyond life sciences applications in medicine to include areas of research such as human-machine interfaces, microbes as production platforms, and deep exploration of the impact of evolving ecologies and environments on U.S. readiness and capabilities. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to complex biological systems including mammalian and non-mammalian organisms and the macro- and micro-environments in which they operate.

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02/25/2015

Special Programs and Workshops

Research P&T Workshop Feb. 26
This interactive workshop is offered by the Faculty Diversity & Development Office together with Promotion & Tenure Committee members. The workshop will review the promotion criteria for the research track and answer questions. All faculty on the research track are encouraged to attend; the session will benefit junior faculty seeking information about the P&T process and senior faculty serving in a mentoring capacity. The workshop is scheduled noon-1 p.m., North Campus, NL3.120 auditorium. Lunch is provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development at 214-648-2590 or [email protected]

Center for Translational Medicine K Grants Resources
The Center for Translational Medicine offers information related to applying for K grants on its website, “Take 5 with the CTM’s K Grants Resources.” Take five minutes and read up on one of the new resources the CTM has to offer our UT Southwestern early-career investigators interested in applying for a variety of National Institutes of Health-sponsored career development awards.

Transcripts at Your Fingertips
The Office of Continuing Medical Education has launched a new learning management system that will enable participants to retrieve their CME/CE transcripts, print CME/CE certificates, and enroll in upcoming CME/CE courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In less than five minutes, you can create your own unique user profile to gain instant access to your CME/CE course and Grand Rounds history. Please visit https://cme.utsouthwestern.edu/ to set up your profile today.

02/25/2015

UTSW News Releases
For a complete list, see News Releases within the UTSW Newsroom.

Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic Brings Expertise to Doorstep of Underserved Cancer Survivors
UT Southwestern’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic − a custom, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up and screening services to cancer survivors.

New Cancer Treatments Could Evolve From Research Showing That Acetate Supplements Speed Up Cancer Growth
UT Southwestern researchers seeking novel ways to combat cancer found that giving acetate, a major compound produced in the gut by host bacteria, to mice sped up the growth and metastasis of tumors

MAGE Genes Provide Insight Into Optimizing Chemotherapy, Cancer Researchers Find
UT Southwestern scientists have identified a new biomarker that could help identify patients who are more likely to respond to certain chemotherapies.

UTSW in the News
For additional media stories citing UT Southwestern, see In The News within the UTSW Newsroom.

The Wall Street Journal
Two New Studies Add to Scrutiny of Gynecology Tool
Kimberly Kho, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern, said a JAMA Oncology study would help doctors better counsel younger women. She said power morcellators aren’t necessary for minimally invasive myomectomies.

The Dallas Morning News
Feel Groggy in the Mornings? Here’s How to Wake Up Refreshed
According to Dr. Joseph Takahashi, Professor of Neuroscience and a Howard Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at UT Southwestern , there’s a genetic component as well.

KERA Radio
UT Southwestern to Develop Nation's First Heavy Ion Radiation Center
A landmark type of cancer treatment has found a home in Dallas. UT Southwestern has been charged with developing the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy. Dr. Hak Choy, Chair of Radiation Oncology, explains.

KVIA-TV El Paso (ABC)
National Donor Day: Urgent Need for Donors Continues to Grow
Michelle Linss came to UT Southwestern for a liver transplant when medication failed to cure her condition, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. "We really need organ donors to help the people in Texas and everywhere, to help with their condition so we can get them doing so well like Mrs. Linnss is," said Dr. Jorge Marrero, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at UT Southwestern.

U.S. News & World Report
Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges
Having a prior cancer diagnosis did not affect outcomes among the patients with advanced lung cancer, which means these patients should be allowed to take part in clinical trials of new lung cancer treatments, UT Southwestern researchers found.

Employee Health and Benefits Reminder about Bright Horizons Back-Up Care BenefitWith today’s inclement weather, we would...
02/25/2015
Bright Horizons Back-Up Care: Women's Careers - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Employee Health and Benefits

Reminder about Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Benefit
With today’s inclement weather, we would like to remind all full-time benefits-eligible UTSW employees that Bright Horizons back-up care is available if you need it. This service provides temporary help to care for a child or adult if your usual care provider is temporarily unavailable and you need to be at work. As a special benefit, the co-pay for the service is waived until March 31. You can access the service either online or by phone:
Online: Log in to the Bright Horizons website using the username “UTSWcare” and password “UTSW123#”. You will have the option to change your username and password after your initial log in.
By phone: Call 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737). Benefits consultants are available 24/7.
For more information, please go to: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/administrative-offices/womens-careers/life-work/bright-horizons.html

Healthy Cooking Demonstration March 3
Learn about ways to keep your kidneys healthy at a cooking demonstration and food sampling in celebration of National Nutrition Month. The event will be hosted by students in the UTSW Department of Clinical Nutrition and the Preventive Medicine Interest Group on Tuesday, March 3, from noon-1 p.m. on the 3rd floor (outside of the food court) of the Pickens Medical Education and Conference Center, on North Campus. Stop by for recipes and tips for healthy meal preparation.

Breast Imaging Mobile Mammography Unit on Campus March 5-6
The Breast Imaging Mobile Mammography Unit will be on Campus on March 5 and 6. Screenings will be available from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center parking lot on Thursday, March 5, and in front of the Physical Plant Building on the South Campus on Friday, March 6. Employees should bring their insurance card and a photo ID. Due to limited space, please call 214-645-2560 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated as the schedule allows.

Employee Discounts
Did you know that more than 100 retailers and service providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex offer discounts to UT Southwestern employees? There are discounts on event tickets, car repairs, flower deliveries, and more. For additional information and to see the complete list of UT Southwestern vendor partners, visit the Employee Discount page.

UT Southwestern offers back-up child, adult, and senior care to all full-time benefits-eligible employees through Bright Horizons.

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The Department of Developmental Biology’s administrative offices and laboratories are located on the fifth floors of the Simmons Biomedical Research Building and the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building

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