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  • After three days of rain, the doors to McGovern Medical School loading dock caved under the pressure of 22 feet of water. The resulting tidal wave flooded the basement and first floor of the building. (Photo by UTHealth)

    Remembering Tropical Storm Allison 20 years later: A lesson in resiliency

    In a region defined by hurricanes and severe weather, one storm stands out in its devastating impact on the Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth).

    Tropical Storm Allison dropped more than 40 inches of rain on Houston in 2001, causing widespread flooding and severe consequences. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center were among the hardest-hit medical institutions.

  • Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults

    Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, an internationally renowned geriatrician and executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), passed away Tuesday, May 4. She was 62.

  • UTHealth establishes John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center to address gaps in mental health care

    The John S. Dunn Foundation has made a transformative $25 million commitment to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to bolster the university’s behavioral health initiatives and address significant gaps in mental health care services in our communities.

  • UTHealth launches Many Faces. One Mission. campaign with transformational gift

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) publicly launched its first comprehensive campaign Many Faces. One Mission. on Thursday, April 8. The campaign, representing the largest philanthropic effort in UTHealth’s history, aims to raise $500 million to address pressing health challenges and secure the institution’s future as a top health science center. Since the campaign’s quiet phase began in 2015, UTHealth’s closest friends have given more than $400 million in gifts and pledges.

  • McGovern Medical School Class of 2021 celebrates virtual Match Day

    Fourth-year McGovern Medical School students learned where they will train as residents through the National Resident Matching Program today - in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to the medical profession: the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Traditionally, students gather to open the envelopes containing their fate, but this year, students did their own celebrations separately, some receiving their Match results via email.

    While the process may have looked different, the achievement remains a meaningful symbol of hard work, determination, and hope for the future.

  • Research shows a reduction in brain injury after stroke patients were given their own stem cells

    Treating patients with stem cells from their own bone marrow could lead to a reduction in brain injury after a stroke caused by a blood clot, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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One University, Six Schools

School of Nursing student performing training demonstration

Cizik School of Nursing

Ranked consistently in the top 5 percent in the nation, the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth educates professional nurses as clinicians and scientists, discovers and translates advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and models best practices and innovation in clinical care.

Uniquely positioned to advance the health and well-being within our diverse communities and address the shortage of primary care providers and nurses, we develop tomorrow’s leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

Medical School

McGovern Medical School

The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is the sixth largest in the U.S., graduating more than 6,000 physicians since its establishment in 1972. Nearly 70 percent of graduates choose to remain in Texas to continue providing exceptional care throughout the state.

The faculty of the McGovern Medical School comprises today’s medical leaders in their fields—physicians and scientists who are skilled educators, researchers, and clinicians committed to providing quality, compassionate patient care. The McGovern Medical School is also home to more than 20 centers and institutes focusing on the most challenging health-related issues of our time.

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, a joint graduate educational program with UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, equips the researchers of tomorrow with the knowledge and training to turn discovery into life-saving solutions.

Under the mentorship of leading scientists from both institutions, our graduate students are conducting groundbreaking research in the most promising and relevant fields of biomedical science, including genetics, immunology, stem cell research, neuroscience and cancer biology.

Faculty and students performing health information technology research

School of Biomedical Informatics

The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics educates future scientists and professionals in informatics and health information technology. The first and only school of its kind in the nation, SBMI studies population health using “big data” to identify environmental and behavioral patterns that lead to better disease prevention.

Our faculty and students are working to revolutionize patient safety and care by finding novel ways to capture, integrate, use and display biomedical data, information and knowledge.

Faculty member and dental student with small patient

School of Dentistry

Founded in 1905, the UTHealth School of Dentistry was the first dental school in Texas and set the bar for exceptional training in oral health care and research. It continues to lead dental education today by enriching the lives and health of our community and the world through patient care and leading-edge research—our foundation in the pursuit of excellence in education.

The School of Dentistry has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate specialists and serves as a dependable source of quality dental care for patients of all ages in its school-based and mobile clinics.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health

The UTHealth School of Public Health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities and populations locally and globally through work in human genomics, outcomes research and comparative effectiveness of healthy lifestyle interventions.

With six campuses across the state, the School of Public Health can focus on a range of health challenges and prevention strategies—from obesity, diabetes, abuse and addiction, to infectious disease and cardiovascular disease.

UT Physicians

UT Physicians

UT Physicians is the name of the clinical practice of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

With more than 2,000 clinicians certified in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties, UT Physicians provides primary, urgent, complex and multi-specialty care for the entire family at every age and stage of life.

Patients have access to emerging clinical advances delivered to them by caring, compassionate providers. From its flagship location in the Texas Medical Center to one of the many sites throughout Greater Houston, UT Physicians brings the expertise of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth close to home.

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