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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the largest comprehensive health sciences university in southern Texas. It serves San Antonio and all of the 50,000 square mile (130,000 km²) area of South Texas. It extends to campuses in the metropolitan border communities of Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.
More than 2,700 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas.
Size and budget
- BUDGET (2004): $438.2 million
- ENDOWMENTS (September 2003):
- 195 endowed accounts
- $248.6 Million, market value
- RESEARCH EXPENDITURES: $119.3 million (FY 2003)
- 1959: South Texas Medical School is chartered.
- 1966: First class of 15 students is admitted to the Medical School; temporarily housed at Trinity University.
- 1968: Medical School and Bexar County Teaching Hospital (now University Hospital) are dedicated Medical School opens its doors to first class.
- 1969: Legislature authorizes creation of Dental School.
- 1970: First Dental School class of 16 admitted 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.
- 1975: Dental School building dedicated School of Nursing building dedicated.
- 1976: Responsibility for the School of Nursing is transferred to the U. T. Health Science Center from the U. T. Nursing School at Austin.
- 1985: John P. Howe, III, M.D., appointed president. Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Library dedicated.
- 1986: Department of Surgery begins heart transplantation program.
- 1987: Gift of $15 million from H. Ross Perot finances creation of Institute of Biotechnology.
- 1991: Hayden Head Building, home of the Institute of Biotechnology, dedicated at the Texas Research Park. Robert F. McDermott Clinical Sciences Building dedicated.
- 1992: National Institutes of Health funds HSC researchersí work on the Human Genome Project.
- 1994: South Texas/Border Region (STBI) Health Education Initiative begins.
- 1996: Building extension to the School of Nursing dedicated.
- 1998: Allied Health/Research Building dedicated. State Legislature authorizes creation of a Regional Academic Health Center in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (RAHC), to be administered by the Health Science Centerís Medical School.
- 1999: Health Science Center is designated to receive a $200 million public endowment from the State of Texas to establish a Childrenís Cancer Research Institute Construction begins on new South Texas Centers for Biology in Medicine at the Texas Research Park.
- 2000: Groundbreaking ceremony held for RAHC Medical Education Division in Harlingen. Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., appointed president. Dedication ceremony held for the SBC Teleconference Center, and for the South Texas Centers for Biology in Medicine, both facilities at the Texas Research Park.
- 2001: 2001 Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Children's Cancer Research Center at the North Campus. Investiture ceremony held for the 3rd president of the University, Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
- 2002: One thousand people, including Gov. Rick Perry, attend the dedication of the Regional Academic Health Center's Medical Education Division in Harlingen. Health Science Center breaks ground for the RAHC Medical Research Division in Edinburg. South Texas leaders dedicate the D.D. Hachar Building, the first building of the Health Science Center's Laredo Extension Campus.
- 2003: Health Science Center breaks ground for the Sam and Ann Barshop Center for Longevity and Aging Studies, a new facility in the Texas Research Park. 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 will study formation and development of cancer in children and adults. Health Science Center announces it received largest amount of research funding of any South Texas university or institution in fiscal 2003, garnering a record $189 million.
- 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, Cellular and Structural Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiology.
- 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
- School of Public Health
University of Texas HSC-San Antonio centers and institutes
- 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
- Clinical Research Facility (Dental School)
- 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
- 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
- South Texas Women's Health Center
- START/South Texas Addiction Research and Technology Center
- South Texas Health Research Center
- Southwest Brain Bank
- 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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