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An investment well-placed...

For more than 125 years, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has long represented an excellent return on investment to the people of Texas and has helped define health care for generations, providing the state with a diverse and highly skilled health workforce and extending its advancements in the understanding and treatment of illness and injury across the nation and the globe.

Today, UTMB remains a home of continued educational, research and clinical excellence, committed to ensuring better health -- and a better life -- for the people of Texas and beyond.

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Did You Know

Education
  • UTMB ranks ninth in the U.S. in the number of MD graduates with an active license to practice medicine and first among schools west of the Mississippi River
  • Educates 3,300 students each day
  • Has steadily increased enrollment by approximately 30% since 2009 in the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing and Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Conferred more than 40,000 degrees from all four schools during its 126-year history
  • Has established more than 875 endowments to attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and students
Research
  • UTMB has more than 210 active U.S. patents protecting UTMB inventions
  • UTMB researchers are making great strides in halting the progression of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Established the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences in 2018
  • Is 1 of only 7 World Health Organization vaccine centers in the world and 1 of only 2 in the US
  • Developed a promising anti-obesity drug to shrink fat without lowering food intake
  • Click here to read about the latest research projects at UTMB
Patient Care
  • UTMB delivered more than 6,400 new Texans last year
  • Treated 32,317 patients in our hospitals in 2017
  • Conducted 137,488 telemedicine encounters, including medical services to National Science Foundation research stations in Antarctica
  • Through a partnership with MD Anderson, a new outpatient cancer center will open at our League City Campus in fall 2018
  • UTMB received the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award thus earning a 5-star academic health center rating for patient care

 

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