Top rankings (NIH funding)

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2020

Top 15

School of Dentistry's rank among academic institutions receiving NIH funding

Top 25

Rank among departments in the Nation for:


start-up companies launched (FY20)


in revenue generated from licensing of intellectual property (FY20)


human studies annually, targeting prevalent disease and disorders


postdoctoral trainees with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


industry clinical trial revenue (FY20)

Pinnacle recognition

  • 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine

  • 15 members of the American Society of Clinical Investigation

  • 1 member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame

  • 10 members of the Association of American Physicians

  • 11 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • 17 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

  • 2 NIH Merit Awardees

  • 2 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

  • 46 UT System STARs, a program of the University of Texas System designed to recruit and retain faculty

Nature Index

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is among the top 50 on the Nature Index in the following categories, based on the articles published in the highest quality and most selective impact journals across the natural sciences.

  • #42 in biomedical sciences
  • #44 in cancer research, and
  • #47 in healthcare

Learn more about Nature Index

3 badges from the Nature Index
Barshop Building

Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging

Barshop Institute is the only aging-intensive research institute in the country to have the following four designations: two NIA-funded centers (Nathan Shock and Claude D. Pepper), a testing site of the NIA-sponsored Interventions Testing Program, and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.

Barshop website

Mays Cancer Center Building

Mays Cancer Center

Mays Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Texas and now affiliated with the sister institution, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This affiliation fosters collaborations to advance breakthrough cancer research and streamlines protocols for multi-site clinical trials. In 2017, the center secured over $40 million in extramural grants, and more than 1,300 patients had the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Mays Cancer Center website

STRF Building

Institute for the Integration of Medicine & Science

The Institute for the Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) mission is to integrate clinical and translational research and career development across the university. Through a $5 million-dollar annual NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the institute supports early-career investigators. In fiscal year 17 early-career investigator, Bianca Cerqueira (’16 Ph.D. Bioengineering), co-founded Novothelium, a startup focused on breast reconstruction.

IIMS website