Research Institutes & Centers
UTHealth comprises six schools and several centers and institutes whose work aligns with the university's mission of education, research and clinical care.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recognizes the importance of animals in research and the scientific and ethical responsibility for their humane care and use. All those involved with the use of laboratory animals are responsible for insuring the health and well-being of the animals used in research and education at UTHealth.
The goal of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) is to facilitate clinical and translational research at UTHealth, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. The CCTS is one of the original 12 centers funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs).
We facilitate scientific research and collaborative efforts in the neurosciences, creating an atmosphere of scientific exchange through multiple routes.
The Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety conducts research that generates new knowledge about how to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. The center actively disseminates their findings and facilitates educational programs designed to train researchers and caregivers on how to improve care.
The Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR) leads the research and development of next-generation medical technologies related to hemostasis, resuscitation and computerized decision support for trauma patients.
The Consortium on Aging was established to lead UTHealth in meeting the challenge of providing quality health care for the growing elderly population in Houston. The Consortium is a university-wide collaborative effort that leverages the existing strengths and expertise of all the UTHealth schools, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Biomedical Informatics, and Biomedical Sciences.
Our Institute's mission is to expand research across the continuum of stroke care, develop new treatments and innovative health care delivery models for stroke patients, and conduct population health studies that will change the practice of cerebrovascular medicine.