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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
) is a "world leading" and "world renowned" institute of health science education and research.
[ http://www.utsystem.edu/news/CampusDescriptions/UTHSCSA.htm] [http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=2269] [http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/news/press-releases/PR-07-07-06.html] [http://www.uthscsa.edu/HSCNews/archive/HSCfactsheet.pdf]
It is ranked as the 14th largest medical school in the United States, ahead of Harvard, Case Western, Georgetown, and BCM.
UTHSCSA is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in South Texas. Located in the South Texas Medical Center, it serves San Antonio and all of the 50,000 square mile (130,000 km²) area of central and south Texas. It extends to campuses in the metropolitan border communities of Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.More than 3,000 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 over 65 degrees, the majority of them being graduate and professional degrees, in the biomedical and health sciences fields.
Size and budget BUDGET (2005): $540 million
ENDOWMENTS (September 2005): [[http://www.uthscsa.edu/univrel/Financial.html]]
234 endowed accounts
$348 million total market value [http://www.uthscsa.edu/HSCNews/archive/HSCfactsheet.pdf]
RESEARCH EXPENDITURES: $139.8 million (FY 2006) [http://www.utsystem.edu/news/fastfacts.html]
Total grants, contracts, awards: $ 180 million (2005)
In 2005, UTHSCSA ranked 2nd among all Texan universities in Federal/State R&D expenditures ratio, only after Baylor College of Medicine.
The university ranks third in terms of the cheapest tuition among all medical schools in the United States.
The university is one of four medical schools in the University of Texas System. The school has six campuses, spanning 250 acres in total
Texas Research Park
Teaching hospitals and clinics University Hospital (ranked as one of the Top 50 hospitals in the US for seven years in a row)
UTHSCSA Dental School outpatient clinic
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
Christus Santa Rosa medical center
San Antonio State Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center (Fort Sam Houston)
Wilford Hall Medical Center (USAF)
UT Medicine SA
Achievements, rankings and impact Dental School ranked one of world's highest
[[http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=1742]] overall, and fourth worldwide in dental science publications. [http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2005/10/10/daily23.html] [[http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=1813]]
Dental School ranked #1 in US News last ranking printed in 1996. [[http://members.tripod.com/~softballteam/best.html]]
The Pharmacy School (partially located on campus but run by UT Austin) is 2nd in the nation. [[http://www.uspharmd.com/student/2005_School_Rank.html][http://www.pharmacychoice.com/education/ranking.cfm]]
Ranked sixth in the nation in clinical medicine research impact for the period 2001 to 2005. [http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=2353] [http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA040407.medical.center.EN.2dc65c3e.html] [http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2007/04/09/daily19.html?surround=lfn]
The university is ranked number 51 in the 2007 world ranking in the clinical medicine category. [http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ARWU-FIELD2007/MED.htm]
Ranked 5th for hispanics in the medical sciences category. [http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2007/08/27/daily42.html?ana=from_rss]
Number one in National Institutes of Health funding for aging research.
Named a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, by the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services.
The Medical School ranked 48th in NIH funding for research grants among 3,181 institutes in 2004. [[http://grants.nih.gov/grants/award/rank/medttl04.htm]]
The Cellular and Structural Biology program ranks 10th in NIH funding.
The Physiology department ranked 17th in NIH funding. [[http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/research/positions_available.asp]]
The liver transplant program is ranked 9th largest and most successful in the nation.
UTHSCSA faculty members are among the world's most cited scientific authors, listed in the top one-half of one percent of all published scientists.
University Hospital ranked among top 50 hospitals in the U.S. in three specialties: Respiratory Disorders, Kidney Disease and Hormonal Disorders (endocrinology, including diabetes care) for the sixth consecutive year (2005). [[http://www.universityhealthsystem.com/news/press-releases/PR-07-08-05.html] [http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=2120]]
Only tier one research university in South Texas.
The Palmaz Stent, developed by Dr. Julio Palmaz, has been named "one of ten patents that changed the world."
UTHSCSA is conducting the largest study of congestive heart failure in America.
Nearly $1 billion a year contributed to the South Texas economy.
Chief catalyst for the $14 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio. [[http://www.uthscsa.edu/univrel/Financial.html]]
Accounting for at least 12,000 jobs both on and off campus.
$263 million of facility upgrades have been allocated for the campus by the University of Texas Board of Regents. [[http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=2154]] This includes the new $150 million 200,000 square foot South Texas Research Facility, currently under construction.
The San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) is a National Cancer Institute ( NCI )-designated cancer center and is one of only two centers with this prestigious distinction in Texas. [[http://www.utsystem.edu/news/2006/BOR-CompetitivenessInit-08-10-06.htm]]
The university ranked 76th nationwide in 2005 in the number of faculty awards, tied with Virginia Tech, Arizona State University, Florida State University, Mayo Medical School, and Iowa State University. [Academic Sourcebook, A report on the State of Science in Universities and Colleges, June 2007, p.57] [See p.189 of pdf version]
History 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 new South Texas Centers for Biology in Medicine at the Texas Research Park.
2003: Health Science Center receives largest grant to date for a $37 million study of small subcortical strokes, the most common type of stroke in South Texas. Health Science Center and UT San Antonio sign an agreement to establish the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, a new collaborative research and education partnership. President Cigarroa announces a $300 million initiative 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, where scientists currently study formation and development of cancer in children and adults.
2007: Health Science Center receives a $25 million donation from the Greehey Family Foundation.
2007: Valero Energy Corporation donates $5 million to the university.
Schools Dental School: Community Dentistry, Dental Diagnostic Science, Endodontics, General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Structural Biology, Clinical Investigation, Clinical Lab Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiology, Radiological Sciences.
Medical School: Anesthesiology, Family and Community Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics:, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology:, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery, Urology.
School of Allied Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Sciences, Emergency Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care.
School of Nursing: Acute Nursing Care, Chronic Nursing Care, Family Nursing Care.
College of Pharmacy (affiliated with University of Texas at Austin)
School of Public Health (affiliated with University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Image:UTHSCSA Med Sch auditorium.JPG|The Medical School Auditorium.
Image:UTHSCSA DNA.jpg|School from corner of Medical Drive and Floyd Curl Drive.
Image:GSBS UH.JPG|The GSBS and University Hospital.
Centers and institutes CTRC
Texas Diabetes Institute
South Texas AIDS Center for Children and Their Families
Aging Research and Education Center
Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Center for Analytical Ultracentrifugation of Macromolecular Assemblies (CAUMA)
Center for Biomedical Neuroscience
Center for Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy
Biomolecular Structure Analysis
Center for Health Economics and Policy
Center for Integrative Health
Children's Cancer Research Institute
Center for Community Based Health Promotion in Women and Children
Comparative Mouse Genomics 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
Medical Hispanic Center of Excellence
Lions Sight Research Foundation
Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
Center for Neurosurgical Sciences
MESA: Center for Health Disparities
Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research
Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies at CHEP
Research Imaging Center
San Antonio Cancer Institute
Texas Cancer Clinic
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 Poison Center
[http://www.uthscsa.edu/stwhc/ South Texas Women's Health Center]
START/South Texas Addiction Research and Technology Center
South Texas Health Research Center
Southwest Research Consortium
Texas Center for the Study of Children With Special Health Care Needs
VERDICT - Veterans Evidence-based Research Dissemination Implementation Center
Center for Surface Plasmon Resonance
Center for Violence Prevention
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