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Researchers at Dell Med are studying psychedelics as treatment for severe depression, anxiety and PTSD

The Dell Medical School at UT Austin is launching a research center focused on studying the therapeutic effects of psychedelics, which are drugs that affect an individual’s state of consciousness, including psilocybin, MDMA, ibogaine and ayahuasca. Researchers say the center’s…

'I'm so excited, I'm like shaking': Austin health care workers receive first Covid-19 vaccines

Esmeralda Torres’ eyes lit up above her mask as she talked about the Covid-19 vaccine she’d gotten in her right arm Tuesday morning. “I’m so excited, I’m like shaking,” she said. “I’m so happy.” Torres, a medical assistant at UT…

Medical school outlines spending, outreach for care in eastern 'Austin crescent'

With Travis County putting more scrutiny on one of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas’ largest financial contributors – specifically Central Health and the $35 million in taxpayer dollars it provides the school annually – leaders of…

County and Central Health eye reforms

The Travis County Commissioners Court could soon expand its oversight of Central Health in what would be the first significant revisions to the governing financial policy since 2008. According to a draft the court approved on Tuesday, the hospital district’s…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Amid transparency anxieties, Travis County approves Central Health's budget

After nearly four hours of start-and-stop discussion on Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court gave its blessing to Central Health’s proposed tax rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The 4-0-1 vote capped off one of the longest discussions before…

Teaching hospital skybridge remains an issue

City Council members expressed concerns over the addition of a skybridge to plans for a new Seton Teaching Hospital on Red River Street. Council Members Laura Morrison and Chris Riley both wondered how the feature would fit in with broader…

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Council votes to cut Seton’s fee waiver request by more than half

Those opposed to offering the future Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas a bundle of fee and requirement waivers can take heart after the Austin City Council cut the total value of the waivers from over $2.4 million…

Medical School construction to bring changes to Red River Street

The character of Red River Street as it runs through the new University of Texas Dell Medical School is set to change under current plans for the development of that area.   According to Austin Transportation Director Robert Spillar, “The…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Leffingwell appoints committee to explore Innovation District

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, using descriptions such as “a catalyst for long-term prosperity” and “creating the Austin of the future,” set high expectations for an Innovation District being planned just west of the future Dell Medical School Campus at the University…

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