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Proposed medical school for UT Health Science Center at Tyler receives record $80 million gift

Gift establishes medical hub for scientific research focused on improving region’s health

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The University of Texas System today announced its intention to establish a medical school in Tyler – the first in East Texas – to increase access to health care in the region.
Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas Medical Branch via a UT System website launched today.
Eight faculty members from seven University of Texas institutions have received the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors: election to National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow status. This brings to 47 the number of NAI Fellows at UT institutions.
Just weeks after The University of Texas System Board of Regents invested $95 million in new educational and clinical facilities for UT Tyler and UT Health Science Center at Tyler, the Board doubled down on its commitment to East Texas by unanimously authorizing on Monday a new arrangement so that the two Tyler institutions will permanently marshal forces under one administrative structure to best serve the needs of the state of Texas.