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UT System Brain Research Summit featured by CBS Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas System gathered its top scientists, researchers and health care experts from across its health and academic institutions to collaborate on the latest neuroscience research and care and to address important challenges confronting the industry in Texas. The Systemwide Brain Summit was held Monday, Nov. 7 - Tuesday, Nov. 8. A clip and transcript from CBS Austin may be viewed below.


CBS Austin anchor: The University of Texas System is hosting a statewide Brain Research Summit in downtown Austin. The conference is bringing together UT researchers from all across the state to tackle the burden of brain diseases. Session topics range from stroke and related brain injuries to neurodevelopmental disorders and substance abuse disorders. Leaders say neurological disorders impact all of our lives and it’s important to continue research moving forward.

Dr. Louise McCullough (UT Health Houston): Bringing these people together to discuss some of the problems that overlap in our patients is going to be critical to building new translational programs and bringing biotechnology that make new catheters and make new devices to treat patients.

About The University of Texas System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 13 institutions that enroll more than 240,000 students collectively, the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 67,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than 60% of its medical degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 10.6 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days in 2021. UT institutions are among the most innovative in the world, collectively ranking No. 3 for most U.S. patents granted in 2021, and the UT System ranks No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation for federal research expenditures. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 22,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and more than 93,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff. The UT System has an operating budget of $25.2 billion.

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