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 News

  • Type 2 Diabetes May Lead to Short-Term Memory Loss - 11/18/14

    Researchers from the Department of Health and Human Performance find type 2 diabetes may negatively impact the cognitive function of middle aged and older adults who live with the disease. Assistant professor Stacey Gorniak examined individuals who control their type 2 diabetes with medication.

  • UH Launches Bold Reputation Campaign ‘Welcome to the Powerhouse' - 11/10/14

    UH’s Powerhouse campaign, which uses the slogans “Welcome to the Powerhouse” and “This is the House Innovation Built” and features high-impact photography and design, is expected to tally more than 65,000,000 impressions now through spring 2015.

  • Avoid Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Tips from the UH Texas Obesity Research Center - 11/05/14

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Also called hyperglycemia, Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common form of the disease, but can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes. Here are some ways to reduce the risk.