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UTHealth Luminaries


UTHealth Luminaries is a volunteer leadership group made up of Houston’s young community leaders committed to fostering the continued growth and development of UTHealth’s pursuit of excellence in health education, research and patient care. With a central mission of advocacy, members engage the community to advance the mission and vision of UTHealth by increasing public awareness and support.

UTHealth Mission
As a comprehensive health science university, the mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.
We pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.

Recipient of Fundraising Efforts

The UTHealth Luminaries are proud to announce Jair Soares, MD, PhD and his work in behavioral health, specifically pediatric bipolar disorder, as the 2017-2018 fundraising priority.

Benefits of Membership

• Inside access to UTHealth doctors and researchers and their leading-edge work
• Connect with community leaders and like-minded young professionals
• Annual Holiday Party and exclusive university events
• Attend development board meetings
• Receive publications highlighting the latest UTHealth news
• Contribute to game-changing research
• Patient Navigator support


• Engage in the mission of UTHealth and advocate for UTHealth in the community
• Participate in the annual Luminaries fundraising event and meetings
• Support the university with a minimum annual financial commitment of $125
• Actively promote UTHealth and recruit members of the community to help support our mission

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Upcoming Events

Luminaries Spring Meeting
February 7, 2018
5:30-7 pm
Greater Houston Partnership Tower

For more information, please contact:
Emily Lutz
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Office of Development

Contact Us

7000 Fannin Street, Suite 1200 Houston, Texas 77030
P: 713-500-3200 E: