University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a public academic health science center in Houston, Texas. It was Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is located in the Texas Medical Center which is the largest medical center in the world.
The most comprehensive academic health center in The University of Texas System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region. UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health.
It is composed of six schools:
- McGovern Medical School
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- UTHealth School of Dentistry
- Cizik School of Nursing
- UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
- UTHealth School of Public Health.
Their mission is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.
They pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury. They also promote individual health and community well-being.