COVID-19 Response

UT Southwestern is fully dedicated to the care of our North Texas community - Health system leadership, physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff are working around the clock to care for a growing number of patients with the novel coronavirus.

The medical center is participating in clinical trials in order to bring the latest treatments to patients and UTSW scientists have launched robust research efforts aimed at defining understanding of the mechanisms and structure of COVID-19. This research could help drive better diagnostics, vaccine development, and vitally needed treatments.

How can you help?

Community support will be instrumental in helping UT Southwestern advance all of this important work. You can join us in the fight against COVID-19 from your home by donating in one of the following ways through the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Front-line Providers
Support front-line care providers by assisting with childcare, on-site meals, hotel rooms, and other needs as they arise.
COVID-19 Research 
Advance discoveries made in the laboratory to the clinic, where they can be translated into innovative, life-saving treatments. 
Patient Care Efforts
Expand our diagnostic and testing capabilities, telehealth offerings, and aid in securing needed equipment and supplies.

UTSW also has a significant need for personal protective equipment (PPE) during this pandemic to protect our care providers who are on the front lines of our COVID-19 response. The following PPE donations are needed for UTSW’s fight against COVID-19:

  • Face masks: surgical/procedure masks
  • Respirators: N95
  • Eye Protection: face shields/goggles
  • Disinfectant: germicidal/alcohol/bleach wipes

Please contact us by email at or by phone at 214-648-8988 to coordinate a PPE donation. Drop offs of donated items can be made by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study

UT Southwestern, in partnership with Texas Health Resources, local organizations, and community leaders, is leading groundbreaking research to understand the spread of the novel coronavirus: the DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study.

Millions of people all over the world and in the United States, including more than 55,000 in North Texas, have tested positive for COVID-19. Many more have been infected, do not have symptoms, and do not know they are passing the virus to others. The number is still climbing, with more outbreaks of the disease expected.

Learn more


Study Partners:


       Harry S. Most Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Kathy and Harlan Crow
Jo and Chad Ellard
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Rainwater Charitable Foundation


What to Know About COVID-19

Videos from the 2019 Women's Health Symposium

Get factual, timely information on COVID-19 and updates on our preparation, response, and steps you can take to prevent its spread!

Recovered COVID-19 Patients May Donate Plasma

Videos from the 2019 Women's Health Symposium

The FDA recently approved emergency use of COVID-19 "convalescent" plasma, which is collected from people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 so it may be used to help stimulate a stronger immune response in critically ill patients fighting the virus. Click here to learn more about donating. 

Contact Us

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 910888
Dallas, TX 75391-0888
Phone: 214-648-2344