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University of Houston Health Science Center Initiative. UH Health Science Center: UH System Strategic Principles. Strategic Principle 1: Institutional Excellence

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University of Houston

Health Science Center Initiative

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UH Health Science Center: UH System Strategic Principles

  • Strategic Principle 1: Institutional Excellence
  • The UH System universities will continue to strive for excellence in all undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, as well as in research and public service.
  • Initiative 2:
  • Create a University of Houston Health Science Center and UH System MITC at the Texas Medical Center.
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UH Health Science Center: Overarching Objective

The University of Houston will become the university of the Texas Medical Center:

  • Full range of academic programs that serve the needs of TMC organizations and their employees
  • Research and training programs that capitalize on the strengths of UH and all TMC institutions
  • Expanded patient services for UH clinical programs
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UH Health Science Center: Opportunities

  • Increased Collaboration:
  • Between the University of Houston and Texas Medical Center institutions
  • Among faculty from different colleges and departments at the University of Houston, as well as its sister UHS institutions
  • Benefits of Increased Collaboration:
  • Development of new, innovative multidisciplinary academic and research programs
  • Increased external research funding
  • Interdisciplinary education, research and patient care
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UH Health Science Center: Opportunities

  • Expanded Client/Patient Base and Student Opportunities:
  • New patient markets for UH clinical programs
  • Increased opportunities for student internships and field-based experience at TMC institutions
  • New student markets for UH undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
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UH Health Science Center: Challenges

Funding:

What funding streams exist or can be established for the new health science center so that it is a benefit to (rather than a financial drain on) the remainder of the university?

  • Formula funding – health sciences designation
  • Special item support
  • Fees for service
  • Grants, contracts and indirect cost recovery
  • Tier-one excellence funds
  • Philanthropy
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UH Health Science Center: Challenges

Administration and Leadership:

Can an infrastructure be organized to develop and then coordinate relationships between UH health-related faculty and programs with the needs and ongoing activities in the Texas Medical Center?

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UH Health Science Center: Administration & Leadership

  • Role of Health Science Center Administration:
  • Provide a focus for the health care disciplines, programs, research interests and patient care interests
  • Provide leadership, liaison and coordination of programs and services to the Texas Medical Center and its constituent members
  • Provide a structure for the development of interdisciplinary initiatives, programs, disciplines and professions that have health-related dimensions
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UH Health Science Center: Administration & Leadership

  • Potential HSC Components:
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Social Work
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Health Law & Policy
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Health Care Sociology
  • “Medicine & Society”
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UH Health Science Center: Progress to Date

  • Inventory of academic and research programs
  • Creation of Health Sciences Task Force
  • Initial MOU with Methodist Hospital System regarding institutional affiliation
  • Discussions with City of Houston regarding transfer to UH of the City Public Health Building in the TMC
  • Submission of tuition revenue bond and special item requests to the Texas Legislature
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