The UTMB Texas Transplant Center was awarded a Silver Medal for Lung Transplantation by the Department of Health and Human Services. The award recognizes the transplant center’s stellar performance in a number of areas, including mortality rates for patients on a waiting list, and survival rates after transplantation. By Health and Human Services standards, this places UTMB’s lung program in the top 10 percent in the nation. UTMB also received a Bronze Medal for increasing the number of organs available for transplantation.