11 Cool Facts about UTHealth

11 Cool Facts about UTHealth
  1. UTHealth has been Houston's health university since 1972. 

  2. At its six schools, UTHealth educates the largest number of health care professionals in Texas – close to 5,000 each year.

  3. THE Dr. Red Duke is one of our educators. In fact, the legendary trauma surgeon was one of the first faculty members at UTHealth Medical School.

  4. Need an appointment? UTHealth has well over 1,000 physicians, nurses and dentists who are ready to see you at our UT Physicians, UT Health Services and UT Dentists clinics.

    Our health care providers also deliver the best in patient care at The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and other Houston-area hospitals.

  5. The UTHealth School of Dentistry, whose building is among the most technologically advanced dental facilities in the world, teaches NASA astronauts to handle dental emergencies in space. How cool is that?

  6. UTHealth is home to the first school in the country devoted exclusively to graduate programs in biomedical and health informatics.

    What? You don’t think that’s cool? Trust us. It’s cool. The work being done at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics may one day save your life – and even your Second Life.

  7. Everything IS bigger in Texas. Just look at the UTHealth School of Public Health. One campus is not enough. It is home to six campuses – more than any other school of public health in the country. On these campuses, they train much-needed public health professionals and meet the unique public health needs of people throughout Texas by developing such programs as It’s Your Game.

  8. The UTHealth School of Nursing rocks the top 5 percent of graduate nursing programs in the nation, consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report. And its great programs are housed in one of the country’s greenest buildings, as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  9. Think it’s pretty cool to be a scientist? We do. How about being a scientist – as a 10-year-old? Each year, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston invites local fourth graders to become a “scientist for a day.” These students get an exciting hands-on experience in which they learn about basic science concepts and the importance of taking notes and keeping records of procedures and results like a true scientist.

  10. UTHealth is home to an award-winning online magazine. HealthLEADER brings you the latest, most reliable news and information to help you make decisions about your health. Subscribe today!

  11. In addition to Twitter, UTHealth promotes health news and campus updates on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr and on its website.

    OK, that may not quite meet the definition of “cool,” but it would be cool if you liked, subscribed and visited. We welcome you to UTHealth!