University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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UT Health San Antonio
UTHealth UTHSCSA.jpg
MottoDisciplina, Praesidium, Civitatis
TypePublic academic health science center
Parent institution
University of Texas System
Endowment$662.6 million (FY 20)[1]
PresidentWilliam L. Henrich, MD
Academic staff
Total staff
Location, ,
United States

29°30'28.2"N 98°34'32.3"W

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is a public academic health science center in San Antonio, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System.

UT Health San Antonio is the largest health sciences university in South Texas. It is located in the South Texas Medical Center and serves San Antonio and all of the 50,000 square miles (130,000 km2) area of Central and South Texas. It extends to campuses in the Texas border communities of Laredo and the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

UT Health San Antonio has produced more than 39,700 graduates;[2] more than 3,400 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas. The university offers more than 65 degrees, the large majority of them being graduate and professional degrees, in the biomedical and health sciences fields.

UT Health San Antonio is home to the Mays Cancer Center, which is in partnership with the MD Anderson Cancer Center and is a designated a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center. The Mays Cancer Center's Institute for Drug Development (IDD) is internationally recognized for conducting one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug trials programs in the world. Fifteen of the cancer drugs most recently approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration underwent development or testing at the IDD. Other noted programs include: cellular and structural biology, urology, nephrology, transplantation biology, aging and longevity studies, cardiology and research imaging. UT Health San Antonio publishes a periodic magazine, Mission.[3]


A Latin copy of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, dated 1484, located at the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
  • 1959: South Texas Medical School is chartered.
  • 1966: First class of 15 students is admitted to the Medical School; temporarily housed at Trinity University.
  • 1969: Legislature authorizes creation of Dental School.
  • 1970: Legislature authorizes School of Nursing.
  • 1972: School of Allied Health Sciences and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences created Institution is officially designated The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Frank Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., appointed first president.
  • 1976: Responsibility for the School of Nursing is transferred to the U. T. Health Science Center from the U. T. Nursing School at Austin.
  • 1987: Gift of $15 million from H. Ross Perot finances creation of Institute of Biotechnology.
  • 1992: National Institutes of Health funds HSC researchers' work on the Human Genome Project.
  • 1998: State Legislature authorizes creation of a Regional Academic Health Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (RAHC), to be administered by the Health Science Center’s Medical School.
  • 1999: Health Science Center is designated to receive a $200 million public endowment from the State of Texas to establish a Children’s Cancer Research Institute Construction begins on South Texas Centers for Biology in Medicine at the Texas Research Park.
  • 2002: The Regional Academic Health Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (RAHC)[4] opens its doors for medical students and residents.
Copy of Garencières' 1672 English translation of the Propheties, located in The P.I. Nixon Medical History Library.
  • 2003: Health Science Center receives largest grant to date for a $37 million study of small subcortical strokes. Health Science Center and UT San Antonio establish the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, a collaborative research and education partnership. A $300 million initiative announced to build a Research Tower in the South Texas Medical Center and recruit leading scientists for it.
  • 2004: Health Science Center dedicates $50 million Children's Cancer Research Institute.
  • 2006: The Regional Academic Health Center - Medical Research Division (E-RAHC) [1] was dedicated April 25, 2006 on the campus of UT Pan American in Edinburg. Also administered by the Health Science Center, this division provides laboratory space and equipment for research on critical health problems of the South Texas/Border Region.
  • 2007: Health Science Center receives a $25 million donation from the Greehey Family Foundation.
  • 2007: Valero Energy Corporation donates $5 million to the university.
  • 2007: The Cancer Therapy & Research Center is acquired by the Health Science Center.
  • 2007: Health Science Center receives a $25 million donation from Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long. The central campus is renamed the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus.
  • 2007: The second facility was dedicated at The Regional Academic Health Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley[4] campus - the Academic and Clinical Research building. This facility houses the RAHC clinical research center and also the South Texas VA Health Care Center.
  • 2008: University Hospital announces plans for a $1 billion expansion that includes a new trauma tower.[5]
  • 2011: The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) put the Medical School on probation.[6] The LCME cited curricular issues as a central feature that prompted the probationary status [7]
  • 2013: The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) removed the Medical School from its probation list.[8]

Failed merger with University of Texas at San Antonio[edit]

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte championed the creation of a special advisory group that would research the benefits of a possible merger between the Health Science Center and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), which is also located on the city's northwest side.[9] In 2010, the special advisory group, headed by Peter Flawn, former president of both UTSA and the University of Texas at Austin, concluded that a merger would not be in the best interest of the two institutions.[10] Among its key arguments were that both institutions had strong leadership already on a positive trajectory, the merger would be a short-term distraction for UTHSCSA and the benefit to UTSA's national stature would be slight.[10]

The Health Science Center has a public-private partnership that is designed to promote research at the institution.[11] The $300 million project, titled "The Campaign for the Future of Health", seeks to build new infrastructure with the South Texas Research Facility and the President's Excellence Fund.[12]


Main (Long) campus GSBS courtyard.

The university is one of four medical schools in the University of Texas System. UT Austin's Pharmacy School is also partially located on this campus. The school has eight campuses, spanning 250 acres (1.0 km2) in total:[13]

  • Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus
  • Greehey Academic and Research Campus
  • Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COHR)
  • Texas Research Park Campus
  • Medical Arts & Research Center
  • Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health San Antonio
  • Laredo[14]
  • Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Harlingen
  • Regional Academic Health Center - Edinburg (ERAHC) Edinburg

Campus design[edit]

UTHSCSA campus in Laredo, Texas

The campus has a postmodern architecture, with several notable architects contributing to the design of the campus buildings, namely:

Teaching hospitals and clinics[edit]

Rankings and research[edit]




Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COHR)

Centers and institutes[edit]

The Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library is the central library of the main campus.
  • Addiction Research Treatment and Training Center of Excellence
  • Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Aging Research and Education Center
  • American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center
  • Biomolecular Structure Analysis
  • Center for Analytical Ultracentrifugation of Macromolecular Assemblies
  • Center for Biomedical Neuroscience
  • Center for Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy
  • Center for Health Economics and Policy
  • Center for Integrative Health
  • Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research
  • Center for Community Based Health Promotion in Women and Children
  • Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Center for Neurosurgical Sciences
  • Center for Oral Health Care & Research
  • Center for Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Center for Violence Prevention
  • Children's Cancer Research Institute
  • Comparative Mouse Genomics Center
  • Cancer Therapy & Research Center
  • Environmental Hazards Research Center
  • Frederic C. Bartter General Clinical Research Center
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
  • Hartford Center of Excellence for Geriatrics Education
  • Hemophilia Treatment Center
  • Injury Prevention and Research Center
  • Institute of Biotechnology
  • Institutional Flow Cytometry Core Facility
  • Lions Sight Research Foundation
  • MESA: Center for Health Disparities
  • Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
  • Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies at CHEP
  • Research Imaging Center
  • Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
  • San Antonio Cancer Institute
  • START/South Texas Addiction Research and Technology Center
  • South Texas AIDS Center for Children and Their Families
  • South Texas Center for Health Disparities
  • South Texas Environmental Education and Research Center
  • South Texas Fertility Center
  • South Texas Health Research Center
  • South Texas Poison Center
  • South Texas Women's Health Center
  • Southwest Research Consortium
  • Texas Cancer Clinic
  • Texas Center for the Study of Children With Special Health Care Needs
  • Texas Diabetes Institute
  • VERDICT - Veterans Evidence-based Research Dissemination Implementation Center

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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Coordinates: 29°30′22″N 98°34′34″W / 29.506°N 98.576°W / 29.506; -98.576