Continuing coverage: The Texas Transplant Center of the University of Texas Medical Branch has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its achievements in lung transplantation. The center was awarded a silver medal for lung transplantation based on performance for mortality rates, transplantation rates and survival after transplant surgery. “We worked hard to achieve these results and will press harder to sustain and improve upon them,” said Dr. Luca Cicalese, professor of surgery and director of the Texas Transplant Center.