Texas Dental College is established

Texas Dental College becomes The University of Texas School of Dentistry

The dental school is renamed The University of Texas Dental Branch

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston is established by Texas Legislature

Hermann Hospital (later Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center) becomes the primary teaching facility for the medical school

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is established


The School of Public Health is established

The School of Public Health moves into its current building on the Houston campus, later named for its founding dean, Reuel A. Stallones, MD, MPH

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents through consolidation of several other UT entities as 1 of 4 regional health science centers in Texas: Houston, Dallas, Galveston, San Antonio


The School of Nursing is established


John Victor Olson, DDS, MS, is named acting president of the university

Charles A. Berry, MD, is named president of the university

First Hermann Life Flight®


The nearly completed Medical School Building, connecting the John H. Freeman Building and Hermann Hospital, is devastated by flood

Truman G. Blocker, MD, is named acting president of the university

Roger J. Bulger, MD, is named president of the university


All phases of the medical school building are completed

MD/PhD Program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is established


James “Red” Duke, Jr., MD, airs his first televised health program that would eventually evolve into a syndicated health segment for television

John C. Ribble, MD, is named president ad interim of the university

M. David Low, MD, PhD, is named president of the university


Genetic Counseling Program is founded at the graduate school by Jacqueline Hecht, MS, PhD. The program remained the only program of its kind in Texas until 2018

Affiliation between the medical school and Harris Health System is approved


Affiliation between the university and Harris County Psychiatric Center is approved

UT Health Services is established, a primary care clinic in the Texas Medical Center managed by the nursing school

UT Physicians is created (as University Care Plus)

First medical school White Coat Ceremony

The University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences (to later become the School of Biomedical Informatics) is reorganized to focus on health informatics

Dallas campus of the School of Public Health is founded


First dental school White Coat Ceremony

James T. Willerson, MD, is named president of the university


Brownsville campus of the School of Public Health founded

The University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences is renamed The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences


Tropical Storm Allison

The graduate school moves into its current building, MD Anderson’s George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building


The nursing school moves into its current building, which was awarded LEED® Gold Certification for its energy efficiency and sustainable design


The Hermann Professional Building is purchased and renamed The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building, becoming the flagship location for UT Physicians clinics

Hurricane Katrina - Health care teams from UTHealth Houston cared for thousands of hurricane evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center


The University of Texas Dental Branch celebrates 100th anniversary

National Institutes of Health awards funds to establish the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences


Funded by the then-largest capital fundraising campaign in university history and designed with energy-efficient innovations, the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building is dedicated as the home of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

Austin campus of the School of Public Health is founded

Larry R. Kaiser, MD, is named president of the university

“UTHealth” dba approved by UT System Board of Regents


The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences is renamed UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics


UT Physicians opens its first community-based multispecialty clinic outside of the I-610 Loop in Missouri City, Texas

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, is named president ad interim of the university


The dental school is renamed UTHealth School of Dentistry

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, is named president of the university


The new building for the School of Dentistry is dedicated

As part of the Medicaid 1115 waiver, UT Physicians begins building community clinics in underserved communities in the Greater Houston area


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences celebrates 50th anniversary

Gift from the McGovern Foundation for the medical school, which is renamed John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School

Hurricane Harvey: The university did not have significant damage; however, many members of the UTHealth Houston community were greatly impacted. This is the first time in the university’s history that a fund was established to assist students and employees who were impacted by the regional disaster.


The graduate school is renamed MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


Gift from Jane and Robert Cizik for the nursing school, which is renamed Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing


The School of Biomedical Informatics celebrates 20th anniversary

The School of Biomedical Informatics begins program for Doctorate in Health Informatics, the first advanced practice degree in health informatics offered in the U.S.


McGovern Medical School celebrates 50th anniversary


The School of Public Health celebrates 50th anniversary


UT Physicians celebrates 25th anniversary

UTHealth begins administering the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24, 2020


Here for Houston page was establish to highlight the university’s collective response to caring for our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Winter Storm Uri


First combined commencement ceremonies for UTHealth schools are held at Minute Maid Park

The university celebrates 50th anniversary


Cizik School of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary


The John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center is established/opened