Research has always been at the heart of UT Southwestern’s mission. Right now, there are over 3,300 research projects underway. But it’s not numbers that are impressive, it’s what they mean to our patients. Groundbreaking research conducted right here in North Texas has impacted the lives of people across the country and around the world. Discoveries made here have led to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, and more. But it’s not all about laboratories and test tubes. UT Southwestern is committed to translational research – “bench to bedside” research that quickly moves discoveries into clinical trials that directly benefit patients. Because in the end, that’s what medical research should do.