INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Healthcare North Texas’s Own UT Southwestern is Pioneering Medicine Dr. Adi Gazdar, who holds the W. Ray Wallace Distinguished Chair in Molecular Oncology Research A young woman in a room bathed with natural light in the Southwestern Medical District rests in Dallas. Her body is fighting a disease with the help of a drug whose key building blocks were discovered by a researcher hard at work within the same institution. 32 www.ntc-dfw.org FALL/WINTER 2015 Her physician, part of a care team that is advancing the way medicine is delivered not only in North Texas, but also for patients across the country, was trained in this same system. For her, this care is life-saving. For the population of North Texas, UT Southwestern Medical Center is a knowledge destination with unparalleled resources. From advanced medical facilities such as the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, to graduate students that rank among the best and the brightest, to scientific discoveries that are shaping the way the art of medicine impacts human lives, UT Southwestern is changing lives for the better.