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February 26, 2024

Increased Use of Paxlovid Could Cut Hospitalizations, Deaths and Costs

AUSTIN, Texas — Increased use of Paxlovid, the antiviral drug used to treat COVID-19, could prevent hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and save tens of billions of dollars a year, according to a new epidemiological model published by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. In fact, epidemiologists found that treating even 20% of […] The post Increased Use of Paxlovid Could Cut Hospitalizations, Deaths and Costs appeared first on UT News.

January 31, 2024

UT Austin, Cornell Researchers Developing AI Interventions to Address Suicide Rates Among Black Youth

A multi-university team that includes University of Texas at Austin researchers has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to create AI-based interventions to help address the risk for suicide among Black youth. The project is in response to what has become a nationwide mental health crisis, as young people are found […] The post UT Austin, Cornell Researchers Developing AI Interventions to Address Suicide Rates Among Black Youth appeared first on UT News.

January 23, 2024

Study On Collaborative Care Is First To Show Measurable Benefits For Patients And Hospitals

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January 9, 2024

The Cancer Equation

The first time I met professor Tom Yankeelov on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, I was struck by his office’s museum-like walls, covered with photos and paintings from top to bottom. A child’s blue penguin toy immediately caught my attention, spurring a conversation about Yankeelov’s family — the principal creators of […] The post The Cancer Equation appeared first on UT News.