A Message from Daniel Varga, M.D., Senior Executive Officer for Southwestern Health’s physician network

Southwestern Health Resources, the clinically integrated network formed by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources, has announced the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholars Program, a research program designed to advance population health programs and care coordination initiatives in North Texas.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for up to $750,000 for research and salary support for three years. The Clinical Scholars Program was established to facilitate the recruitment of outstanding researchers whose work will be expected to:

  • Advance the effectiveness of UT Southwestern and Texas Health clinical research programs;
  • Increase the impact of the Southwestern Health Resources Population Health Research Center in the North Texas community; and
  • Enhance the delivery of health care in Texas Health and UT Southwestern facilities.

Since the application process is open-ended, new Clinical Scholars will be named as candidates are nominated and selected.

“The clinical scholars program is part of Southwestern Health Resources’ commitment to put the combined resources and expertise of UT Southwestern and Texas Health to work to benefit the North Texas community,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, chief executive officer, of Texas Health.

“The program will help the Population Health Research Center find the best and most efficient ways to deliver health care to a growing North Texas population base,” said Dr. J. Gregory Fitz, executive vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost, dean, UT Southwestern Medical School.

Candidates must have completed research training, demonstrated commitment to a career in research, and have promise as a future leader in their respective field. Candidates may be internal to UT Southwestern and Texas Health, but qualified external candidates will also be considered.

Click here to learn more about this program.