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Healthcare Brief (04/29/21)

Two UTSW scientists named to National Academy of Sciences, local dentist administering COVID-19 vaccines, and more.

 The National Academy of Sciences has elected two UT  Southwestern scientists into its membership. The distinguished honor was given to Donald Hilgemann and Margaret Phillips, who were elected by their peers for their achievements in original research. Hilgemann investigates sodium transporters and how they regulate of the heart muscle, and Phillips has identified metabolic pathways in parasitic protozoa with the hope of developing malaria treatments. UT Southwestern now has 25 faculty who are members of the NAS. 

Cox Family Dentistry will be administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine beginning April 29 at no cost. Patients can book an appointment to receive the vaccine, which is part of the state’s effort to extend administration to all healthcare providers.

Inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare services company Oceans Healthcare has named Tom Lokar as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management, where he will lead the human resources function and focus on strategic programs to retain and develop talent.

U.S. Oral Surgery Management, an Irving-based specialty management services company serving oral and maxillofacial surgeons has announced three new partnerships. Atlantic Oral Surgery and Implant Center in South Carolina, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Mississippi, and Kingwood Oral Surgery in Kingwood, Texas near Houston will all be a part of the company’s network.


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