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Faculty Support

At UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, our mission and vision work hand in hand, driven by an unwavering commitment to a singular ideal: Excellence above all.

Excellence at the School of Biomedical Informatics is about educating tomorrow’s scientists and transforming our world’s ever-increasing amount of data into health solutions for the benefit of our communities. By committing to these goals, we commit to the health of our families, neighbors, state, and world.

This commitment relies on the faculty who choose to teach, discover, and work at our school. 

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Our program is one of the largest of its kind in the world, and our faculty and students have diverse backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, social sciences, biomedical engineering, and health care management. Our school’s transdisciplinary nature uniquely prepares us to make breakthrough discoveries. But our faculty are the ones who take these attributes and turn them into successes as they train our students, embrace innovation, and collaborate with organizations in the Texas Medical Center and beyond to address the most pressing health needs of our time.

With this in mind, we seek out the brightest minds in health informatics, with the goal of bringing them here to do their finest work in areas such as predictive modeling, public and population health informatics, precision health, and genomic medicine.

The landscape for this talent is competitive. It is critical that we are able to provide top faculty with the facilities, resources, and financial support that help them succeed at the School of Biomedical Informatics. Endowed faculty positions provide these resources and help us attract and retain researchers who will shine new light on the toughest challenges and educate the next generation of biomedical informaticists.

Your support of Many Faces. One Mission. can help us provide endowed faculty positions that will attract and retain top health informatics experts, thereby building on our commitment to excellence and advancing biomedical informatics research and education.

  • At the School of Biomedical Informatics, I work beside some of the brightest leaders in health information and technology. Together, we seek to improve lives through innovation and discovery. Endowment funding has enabled me to promote and advance precision medicine research and collaboration while representing UTHealth within the research community.

    Zhongming Zhao, PhD

    Chair for Precision Health

    Dr. Doris L. Ross Professor

    Director, Center for Precision Health

    School of Biomedical Informatics

  • Research

    • Our scientists are offering vital pandemic response through the UTHealth COVID-19 Center for Excellence, where they provide big data analytics to fight against the disease.
    • Our researchers are exploring new ideas that could take patient care to the next level, like our use of artificial intelligence to detect early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease and our use of big data to help determine the extent of a patient’s healthy brain tissue after a stroke. 
    • We are saving lives by turning data into solutions to help those addicted to opioids recover and live longer, healthier lives.