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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  • UH Efforts to Raise Awareness for Bone Marrow Donors Yields National Results - 04/07/14

    A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors.

  • Eye Expo at UH Offers Resources to the Visually Impaired - 03/31/14

    A vision expo will be held at UH April 12, offering information on rehabilitation and resources for the blind and visually impaired to live independent and productive lives. The event is free and open to the public.

  • The Boy in the Bubble: Examining the Impact of a Famous Case - 03/26/14

    James H. Jones, professor of history emeritus at the University of Arkansas, will analyze the ethical isues involved in the decision to place David Vetter in an "isolator" designed to keep him separated from a germ-filled world that posed dangers to a child born without a functioning immune system for the final talk in the UH Ethics in Science Lecture Series.