Most-Read Alumni and Giving Stories of 2022

A look back at 12 of UT Southwestern's most popular stories from the past year.

Throughout 2022, the contributions of our alumni and supporters sustained UT Southwestern's momentum as one of the nation's top academic medical centers.

From celebrating gratitude inspired by physicians like David Gerber, M.D., to looking back at our first in-person alumni reunion since the pandemic’s start, here are our readers’ favorite stories.

  1. Photo of UT Southwestern with an overlaying heart

    A Valentine to UT Southwestern

    Four alumni share why they love their alma mater.

  2. David Gerber, M.D. on a blue background with a plane and I.V. bag

    Grateful for a Doctor's Gift

    Oncologist David Gerber’s approach to cancer care inspires patients to give back.

  3. Dr. Laura Johnson

    Rising from Hardship to Care for the Homeless

    Lara Johnson, M.D., on being there ‘to listen, to honor, and to ease our patients’ pain.’

  4. UT Southwestern alumni sitting at alumni reunion

    UT Southwestern Alumni Reconnect at Alumni Reunion

    Weekend celebration marks the group’s first in-person gathering since the pandemic’s start.

  5. Portrait of Charles R. Cook

    For the Next Breakthrough

    With a gift from his will, Charles R. Cook is looking ahead to future prostate cancer treatments.

  6. UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Dallas Philanthropist, Acclaimed Epidemiologist Establish Endowments for O’Donnell School of Public Health

    Gifts will provide student scholarships and a deanship for UT Southwestern’s newest school.

  7. Portrait of Sade Spencer, Ph.D.

    From Grand Prairie to the Great North

    Sade Spencer, Ph.D., on the responsibility she feels to ‘help train the next generation’ of scientists.

  8. Portrait of Compton Broders, M.D.

    Emergency Medicine Pioneer Compton Broders Honored With Endowed Chair

    Friends and colleagues donate to honor physician linked with one of Texas’ most successful emergency medicine program.

  9. Peter Brodsky and Terrence Maiden

    Peter Brodsky and Terrence Maiden on Their Service to the President’s Advisory Board

    Dallas developers help ensure UT Southwestern’s soon-to-open RedBird facility flies high.

  10. Dawn Aaron and Cathy Glick

    Dawn Aaron and Cathy Glick on Serving as Co-Chairs of the Women’s Health Symposium

    Lifelong friends focused their passion for UT Southwestern on the institution’s signature event for women.

  11. Portrait of Michael Lunceford

    Michael Lunceford on His Role with the President’s Advisory Board

    Longtime Mary Kay executive shares his government relations expertise with UT Southwestern.

  12. Portrait of Regen Horchow

    Regen Horchow on Continuing a Family Tradition at UT Southwestern

    Community supporter channels her family’s steadfast support for the Medical Center to improve mental health care in North Texas.

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