University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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UT Health San Antonio
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MottoDisciplina, Praesidium, Civitatis
TypePublic academic health science center
Established1959
Parent institution
University of Texas System
Endowment $487 million (August 2016) [1]
President William L. Henrich, MD
Academic staff
1,674 [2]
Undergraduates 325
Postgraduates 2,754
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
Website www.uthscsa.edu
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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.

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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 28,000 graduates; [3] 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 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. [4]

History

A Latin copy of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, dated 1484, located at the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Canons of medicine.JPG
A Latin copy of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, dated 1484, located at the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
Copy of Garencieres' 1672 English translation of the Propheties, located in The P.I. Nixon Medical History Library. Nostradamus prophecies.jpg
Copy of Garencières' 1672 English translation of the Propheties, located in The P.I. Nixon Medical History Library.

Failed merger with University of Texas at San Antonio

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. [10] 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 institutitons. [11] 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. [11]

The Health Science Center has a public-private partnership that is designed to promote research at the institution. [12] 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. [13]

Size and budget

Campuses

Main (Long) campus GSBS courtyard. Front courtyard UTHSCSA Nima.JPG
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: [18]

Campus design

UTHSCSA campus in Laredo, Texas UTHSCSA Laredo.JPG
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

Achievements, rankings and impact

Rankings

Research and accreditation

Economy

Schools

Centers and institutes

The Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library is the central library of the main campus. Dolph Briscoe inside 4th floor.JPG
The Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library is the central library of the main campus.

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