UT Health Science Center:
Institutional Organized Research Units (ORUs)
Institute for Health Promotion & Research
Contact: Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Director
The IHPR at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio investigates the causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer, chronic disease and obesity among Latinos in South Texas and beyond. The IHPR is partially funded by UTHSCSA and UTHSCSA’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) and Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC). The IHPR also receives federal, state and local grant funding, as well as support from partnerships and projects with non-profit and private groups.
Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science
Contact: Bob Clark, MD, MACP
The Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science’s (IIMS) mission is to integrate clinical and translational research and career development across all University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio schools and among our diverse public and private partners in South Texas. Clinical research studies are conducted with the participation and collaboration of human volunteers.
Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center
Contact: Christopher R. Frei, PharmD, M.Sc., BCPS, FCCP, Division Head
(PERC) became a center in the School of Medicine in January 2006. Prior to this, we were part of the Department of Pharmacology for 30 years. The PERC is also one of six divisions within the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. The mission of the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center is to train and educate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists to provide specialty pharmacotherapeutic services including primary care and to conduct translational, transdisciplinary and other types of innovative research. The Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center and Pharmacotherapy Division holds with equal value its efforts in the areas of research, practice and education.
ReACH - Research to Advance Community Health Center
Contact: Barbara Turner, MD, MSED, MA
Its mission is to promote the health of South Texas residents, especially its majority Hispanic population, through comparative effectiveness research. ReACH brings together researchers from diverse disciplines and community partners to evaluate quality of care and implement culturally appropriate models of care that will result in optimal health outcomes.
RII - Research Imaging Institute
Contact: Peter Fox, MD, Director
The Research Imaging Institute (RII) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The RII is a research resource which maintains its own grant portfolio, while promoting collaborative projects that cross departmental and institutional boundaries. The RII is independently administered as departmental equivalent, reporting to the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center. The RII is operated as an “open door“ laboratory, allowing ready access to investigators from other departments and institutions.
Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Contact: Nicolas Musi, MD, Director