Research Excellence

UT Health San Antonio is the premier academic health institution of the seventh-largest city in the country. The interdisciplinary basic and clinical research across the institution's six schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Professions, Public Health and Graduate) placed San Antonio among the top 3 Texas cities for funding from the National Institutes of Health in FY20.

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7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

Research Administration





"The biomedical research enterprise in San Antonio represents one-third of the city’s gross domestic product. These are exciting times to be part of this strong sector in South Texas, and UT Health San Antonio is leading the way through forward-thinking research approaches, partnerships with industry and community engagement to advance biomedicine and address health challenges."

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, Vice President for Research and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, Vice President for Research and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Making a Difference Through Research

Bioscience Sector Catalyst

UT Health San Antonio is the chief catalyst for the $42.4 billion health care and biosciences sector of the San Antonio economy.

Bench to Bedside

Our research translates from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside at our UT Health San Antonio clinical practices where faculty offer clinical treatment based on the latest research findings.

Improving Public Health

A $22.7 million Clinical and Translational Science Award was given to UT Health San Antonio to improve the health status of communities by accelerating scientific discoveries and public health applications.

In the Community

Recruitment & Science Outreach

Recruitment & Science Outreach

UT Health San Antonio is committed to grooming the next generation of experts in biomedicine. Our outreach programs offer students from grade school through undergraduate level, opportunities to gain exposure and experience in science and health careers.

Health Services Research

Health Services Research

Our health services research utilizes a network of relationships to deliver the latest research findings to care providers and work with partners to promote health education in the communities we serve.

Innovation in Recent Years


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Innovation at UT Health San Antonio