Health Initiatives

Office of Health Initiatives

The University of Houston is on track to become the state's next Tier-One university. With recent marquee hires in the health sector and new membership in the Texas Medical Center, the University of Houston's commitment to health research and education mirrors the city's own. Already home to a number of health-related programs, the university continues to identify and create new cross-disciplinary academic and health-related research opportunities for faculty and students. UH's new Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, led by world-renowned researcher Dr. Jan-Åke Gustafsson, is pursuing research vital to developing treatments for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. As the new Assistant Vice President for University Health Initiatives, Dr. Kathryn Peek is committed to increasing the number of students graduating in health-related fields - a key factor in attaining Tier-One status.

UH Health
By the Numbers

  • 42 health-related majors offered
  • 17 health-related minors offered
  • Initiatives span 9 colleges
  • $61.1 million in research funds awarded in 2009
  • 56% of 2009 research awards went to health-related research
  • 1,700 bachelor’s, 450 master’s, 300 doctoral health-related degrees awarded in 2009