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University of houston health science center initiative

University of Houston

Health Science Center Initiative


University of houston health science center initiative

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.


University of houston health science center initiative

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


University of houston health science center initiative

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


University of houston health science center initiative

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


University of houston health science center initiative

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


University of houston health science center initiative

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?


University of houston health science center initiative

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


University of houston health science center initiative

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”


University of houston health science center initiative

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