The 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 Your Gift Matters
To the patient:
Improved patient safety and quality care
Better access to personalized care...anywhere...anytime
To the doctor:
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
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Corporate philanthropic support is also welcomed and appropriately recognized.