Working together to combat community health problems and disparities in care
The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved plans to create a School of Public Health, a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The new school will provide academic instruction relevant to public health and serve as a focus of research activities directed toward community health problems, as it maintains and grows relationships with all entities interested in public health.
Read our a special update report from The School of Public Health regarding the last year's progress.
jobs will be added specifically to support the UT School of Public Health San Antonio
is estimated to be generated by the school's academic and research missions
will be supported by the school's programs within the next five years
Collaborating to Advance South Texas Health
UT Health San Antonio and UTSA offer collective strengths to serve as a strong foundation for advancing public health education and service to South Texas. Building on efforts to advance community health and wellness, both institutions share a rich and collaborative history in meeting the unique health needs of the region’s diverse population.
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Vasan Ramachandran, MD, inaugural dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio
“Launching the new School of Public Health in San Antonio is a transformative opportunity of a lifetime. We are using the partnerships between UT Health, UTSA, San Antonio, Metro Health, and Bexar County to harness the brain trust and human power to address public health problems. Everything that we do will have the focus of the community at its center.”