Donors and Friends

Donate Online ButtonThe University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston (SBMI) is the first school in the country devoted exclusively to graduate-level programs in health informatics. The faculty and students of the school, which was formed in 1997, have already made important contributions to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) community and the field of biomedical informatics. This has been accomplished to date without the traditional foundations of financial support such as endowments built up over many years or a large base of alumni established in their careers. The school's students and faculty need your help to continue and to expand their important work.

Reasons to Give

Biomedical informatics enables doctors, nurses, dentists and public health workers to better address today's problems in health care. Patients and their families receive better care through biomedical informatics. At the school, we:

  • Create solutions and accelerate translation of research breakthroughs from the lab to the patient through computer modeling and simulations
  • Get the Right information to the Right people at the Right time in the Right format through better data management, presentation, analysis, communication
  • Establish dual degree and distance-learning programs for cost-efficient, non-redundant education across traditional specialty boundaries
  • Encourage entrepreneurial thinking and applied, real-world applications

Why does a gift to the school matter to you and your family? 

To the patient:

  • Improved patient safety and quality care
  • Better access to personalized care...anywhere...anytime 

To the doctor:

  • Improved diagnostics
  • Better ways to access information and make decisions

To the scientist:

  • Better tools to visualize problems and discover treatments and cures 

To the community:

  • Improved health care access and biosecurity measures
  • More cost efficient health care

Ways to Give

Support for the school can come in many forms, including:


For online giving, click the "make a gift" button at the top of the page. If you would like to make a gift via check, please contact Judy Young (see contact information below).

Corporate philanthropic support is also welcomed and appropriately recognized.

Contact Information

For additional information, to arrange a school visit, or to discuss other ways in which you would like to become involved, contact:

Judy E. Young, MPH, MBA
Director of Development
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
7000 Fannin St., Suite 600
Houston, TX 77030
713.500.3901