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Faculty Support

At UTHealth, our mission and vision work hand in hand, driven by an unwavering commitment to a singular ideal: excellence above all.

Excellence at UTHealth is about service to our communities. By committing to being and doing our best in education, research, and patient care, we commit to the health of our families, our neighbors, and our region.

This commitment relies on the people who choose to teach, learn, discover, and work at UTHealth—people dedicated to educating tomorrow’s health professionals while pushing the boundaries of health care.

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The landscape for health care talent is competitive. We compete with some of the country’s biggest names for some of the world’s top talent. At UTHealth, we seek out the brightest minds so that their drive and expertise can translate into better training for our students and better health for our communities in Houston and beyond.

It is critical that we are able to provide top recruits with the facilities, resources, and financial support to succeed at UTHealth. Endowed faculty positions and current-use and endowed funds provide these resources and help us attract and retain experts who will shine new light on the toughest medical challenges and educate the next generation of health professionals.

The extraordinary people who choose UTHealth come here to do extraordinary things. Thanks to them, our region has received life-changing benefits, from transformational work in preventing strokes to a rapid pandemic response through the UTHealth COVID-19 Center for Excellence. And our graduates take the knowledge and skills they learn here to hospitals and clinics across the nation to keep communities healthy.

Our ability to continue, and build on, this commitment to excellence depends on our ability to provide faculty positions and funds that will attract and retain top faculty. Your support of Many Faces. One Mission. will help provide the critical resources that enable their achievements.

  • Endowments provide the freedom to explore novel ideas and be more innovative. With additional funding, we can move ideas forward and eventually convert our findings into improved patient care.

    João L. de Quevedo, MD, PhD

    Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Outreach

    Director, Translational Psychiatry Program

    Director, Treatment-Resistant Depression Clinic

    Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

  • Endowments help us not only recruit top-ranked faculty but also retain the incredible faculty we already have. They allow us to demonstrate our high regard for these researchers and provide resources that open doors to new opportunities.

    Jiajie Zhang, PhD

    Dean and Professor

    Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence

    UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

  • Science is advancing at a rapid pace with an increasing need for teams of scientists and clinicians to work together to make discoveries, solve problems, and enhance health care delivery. Weaving together a synergy of medicine and science, our learners, teachers, and researchers are pushing for breakthroughs in the areas of greatest need and demystifying the unknown.

    Michael R. Blackburn, PhD


    John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor

    MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

    William S. Kilroy, Sr. Distinguished University Chair in Pulmonary Disease

    Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

    Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer