Our thoughts, actions, and memories—the essence of who we are and how we live—emanate from our brain. Protecting these essential aspects of our humanity stands among the foremost responsibilities of a health university.
At UTHealth, we believe serving our community means tackling the greatest health challenges of our time. It means applying our resources and the ingenuity of our scientists to overcome diseases that have eluded medical science thus far.
The reality faced by patients everywhere fuels our urgency; Alzheimer’s disease erases memories, Parkinson’s disease disrupts the most basic movements, and diseases like ALS and Huntington’s slowly erode the very ability to function.
New technologies in gene editing, stem cells, and other leading-edge fields offer the most powerful tools yet to develop treatments that will slow, halt, and reverse neurodegenerative disease. We place these techniques in the hands of world-renowned researchers and clinicians at UTHealth—amid vast collaborative opportunities in the Texas Medical Center—to meet the task head-on.
Furthermore, new therapies show promise in slowing the progress of these diseases, and we believe this is only the beginning. With the ongoing support of our philanthropic partners, we will continue to advance the research, recruit the scientists, and engage in the clinical trials that will bring this promise to reality.
Your generosity to Many Faces. One Mission. can strengthen people and programs at UTHealth that advance our understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, creating a beacon of hope for patients everywhere.