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As one of the largest medical schools in the nation, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is a leader in educating the next generation of physicians and pursuing discoveries that address common and complex medical conditions.

Our students learn from a rigorous curriculum emphasizing ethics, quality of care, and safety, fully preparing graduates to provide outstanding patient-centered care and conduct innovative research.

Philanthropy makes a profound difference at McGovern Medical School. It brings lifesaving research to fruition, gives medical students opportunities they otherwise would not have, and helps us recruit some of the most renowned medical experts in the country to join our faculty.

John F. Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD

  • Executive Dean
  • H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences
  • John S. Dunn Distinguished University Chair in Physiology and Medicine
  • Executive Director, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

Giving opportunities

Our fundraising priorities reflect our commitment to our students, faculty, and the patients they serve.

Creating scholarships for future physicians

Students at McGovern Medical School learn from world-renowned experts in fields from primary care to neurosurgery, gaining a holistic education with an emphasis on clinical excellence, ethics, and patient-focused compassion. Our dual degree programs, including MD/MBA and MD/PhD options, further allow talented students to grow their expertise in specialties across health care. In partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center—one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals—our students learn how to diagnose, treat, and prevent the most common and complex diseases.

Your gift to a scholarship or fellowship can provide the means to attract the brightest students, many of whom may not be able to nurture their talent without the benefit of financial assistance. This funding is essential for supporting the next generation who will provide compassionate care to our families, friends, and neighbors.

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Addressing complex cardiovascular cases

With cardiovascular disease still the leading cause of death worldwide, our work in heart and vascular health grows in importance each year.

Our elite heart and vascular team combines skills in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, and advanced cardiopulmonary therapies and transplantation to provide compassionate, specialized care that begins before patients are born and lasts throughout their lives.

By making a gift to this area, you can fund discoveries that save lives and improve outcomes for countless people living with heart and vascular diseases.

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Supporting the educators who train tomorrow’s physicians

Our world-renowned faculty devote their time to training future physicians and making discoveries that enhance patient care. Through their efforts, McGovern Medical School stands at the forefront of innovation in medicine.

With robust research programs that include clinical, translational, and discovery sciences, we are committed to confronting the most urgent health challenges of our time. Our faculty develop groundbreaking techniques in fields such as psychiatry, older adult care, and orthopedics that save lives and reduce the long-term impact of disease and injury.

Your support can provide vital resources for faculty as they conduct a wide range of activities—from jumpstarting research initiatives, to purchasing lab equipment, to attending scientific conferences.

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Contact the Office of Development with questions or to explore how you can make a meaningful impact to improve health in our communities.

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Houston, Texas 77030