What is UH Health?

UH Health represents the health-related interests of the four universities of the University of Houston System: UH, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown, and UH-Victoria.

Healthcare is a dominant industry in the Texas Gulf Coast region, and the UH System provides a large portion of the education programs needed to develop and sustain the regional health workforce. Regional healthcare and related-industry employers are experiencing severe shortages of nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, clinical psychologists, behavioral analysts, healthcare managers, and many other types of workers. Careers in healthcare and related fields provide high-quality, high-income, high-satisfaction jobs. 

The universities of the UH System are serving the education needs of health-career-minded students at all levels of the education pipeline, awarding a large share of the region's health-related bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. A degree from a UHS university is a proven stepping stone for admission to highly ranked medical, nursing, dental, and other health-professions schools throughout Texas and the U.S.

With recent high-profile faculty hires and new membership in the Texas Medical Center, UH is rising rapidly in the ranks of premier health research universities. Health-related research accounted for more than 50 percent of the university's total research expenditures in 2009. UH's 2009 research awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH) totaled $14.8 million and topped all other domestic higher education institutions in the region. UH ranked among the top five institutions in Texas, both domestic and medical, for awards from the NIH National Eye Institute and the NIH Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Opportunities for undergraduate research experience abound for UH students, on the UH campus and throughout the Texas Medical Center.

The UH System is on track to become a destination of choice for students, faculty, staff, and community partners interested in healthcare careers and research opportunities.

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Health Calendar

Day Date Time Event
Sat 8/30 9:00 am Race for Control: 5K & Fitness Festival
Tue 9/02 6:00 pm Racquetball Singles Tournament
Wed 9/03 6:00 pm Wallyball Doubles Tournament
Fri 9/05 3:00 pm Badminton Doubles Tournament
Fri 9/12 3:00 pm Table Tennis Singles Tournament

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Health News

  • Collaboration Aims to Reduce, Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts - 08/26/14

    To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, UH optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts.

  • Research May Lead to Reliable Alternative to Open-heart Surgery - 08/12/14

    Sunny Canic is working with Houston Methodist Hospital to improve the treatment of failing heart valves. Named to the 2014 Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics Class of Fellows, Canic recently was honored at SIAM’s Annual Meeting.

  • New Visiting Scholar to Examine the Human Right to Health Care - 08/11/14

    The new Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is all about health—the right to good health and the politics of health care reform. The CMAS Visiting Scholars program began in 1986 with goals of generating research about the Mexican-American community and attracting scholars interested in tenure-track positions.