3 Things We’re Reading: Vision For Dallas as ‘Impact City’ Gets National Attention

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GOOD RETURNS CEO GETS NOTICE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT MODEL; MEMORY CARE CENTER DESIGNED TO COMFORT ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS;UTA HIRES RENOWNED BIOLOGIST


Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Dallas Innovates Voices columnist Salah Boukadoum wrote about reimagining Dallas as an “Impact City,” for social and sustainable enterprise. It’s still one of our most read Voices columns. His work to connect social entrepreneurs with resources to grow their missions recently got some national recognition in this article in Millennial Magazine, which was republished on fortune.com.

Ground was broken recently on a new memory care center in Prosper that aims to transform Alzheimer’s care. Architect Charles Hodges included design features in the building to help eliminate common frustrations people with Alzheimer’s feel such as the the annoyance of coming to a dead end. Hodges’ design was inspired by the dissatisfaction he felt with his late father’s Alzheimer’s care. WFAA has more about the facility.

The University of Texas at Arlington is becoming a leader in biomedical sciences, as internationally recognized biologist Mark Pellegrino joins its team. Recruiting this biological star from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York was made possible by a $823,067 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. UTA’s newest assistant biology professor will begin in August, and plans to use his knowledge of mitochondrial stress response to develop reagents with therapeutic potential. Learn more about what UTA is doing to expand its research footprint.

What are you reading? Let us know here.

Amanda Hayes contributed to this report.


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