As our nation celebrates National Public Health Week 2020 this week, we join communities around the world in navigating one of the greatest public health crises of our time. We are beyond grateful for our faculty and staff members who serve on the front lines of health care.
Despite the incredible changes in our world, UTHealth remains steadfast in our mission to provide excellent education, research, and patient care. Although we had planned to launch our second annual UTHealth Giving Day today, April 7, we feel it is more important, in this time of uncertainty, to focus on current health needs. With this in mind, rather than concentrate on a single day of giving, we are focusing on ways the UTHealth family is addressing the coronavirus pandemic and preparing for future health challenges.
Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of new treatments and trained professionals. Faculty and staff work every day to meet these needs. To learn about some of the ways UTHealth is responding to the coronavirus, visit our COVID-19 website. We will continue updating this website as the current health situation evolves. Please check back regularly to learn about our most urgent needs and share them with your friends and family.
While we know you and your family may have been dramatically affected by the pandemic, we realize many are wondering how they can help meet needs at this time. Times like these remind us of the importance of working together for the sake of our community and students. Our faculty and staff – our community of caring – are a powerful force and great advocates for the work being accomplished at the university.
Thank you for your passion for serving our communities through your work at the leading edge of health care. Your support of your colleagues and UTHealth students has a positive impact on UTHealth’s response to the coronavirus.