Barshop Institute

UT Health Science Center:
Institutional Organized Research Units (ORUs)



    Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics

    Contact: Ruth E. Berggren, MD, Director


    Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute

    Contact: Gail E. Tomlinson, MD, PhD Director


    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.


    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.



    UT Transplant Center

    Contact: Glenn A. Halff, MD, Director

    The faculty and staff at the Transplant Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are devoted to take on the challenges patients with organ failure face, and we will work to better the lives of our patients.