UTMB becomes a full member institution of the Texas Medical Center

Monday, March 01, 2010

GALVESTON, Texas — The Texas Medical Center Board of Directors has approved the full membership of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex.

“We are proud to have the University of Texas Medical Branch join the Texas Medical Center as its 49th member institution,” said Texas Medical Center President and CEO Richard E. Wainerdi. “As a member of the Texas Medical Center, UTMB will be collaborating more closely with other member institutions and this relationship will further increase the combined level of expertise that will be a material benefit to citizens throughout Texas and beyond,” said Wainerdi.

“We are honored to become the newest member of such a highly-regarded organization,” said Dr. David L. Callender, president of UTMB. “Collaboration is a key to expanding excellence among Texas Medical Center institutions and, ultimately, our collective ability to address the health needs of a rapidly growing region. While Galveston will always be UTMB’s home, the people we serve will benefit as we strengthen connections with fellow Texas Medical Center institutions to ensure the Houston/Galveston region remains a leader in health sciences education, research and patient care well into the future.”

The official announcement will be made by both presidents at a press conference scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 in William C. Levin Hall, 11th and Market streets, on the UTMB campus. Parking will be available in Parking Garage 3 on Market Street between 9th and 10th streets, diagonally across from Levin Hall.

ABOUT THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER: Founded in 1945, Texas Medical Center has grown to become the largest medical complex in the world. It is composed of 49 institutions, all of which are self-governing. Half are agencies of government: federal, state, county, city and local and the other half are private not-for-profit institutions, several of which are large health care systems. The goal of the Texas Medical Center institutions is to improve the health status of people everywhere through research, education and patient care.

Texas Medical Center, the corporation, encourages collaboration among institutions and provides many services to what has become the 12th largest business district in the United States with 30 million square feet of built space. Former First Lady Barbara Bush has recognized the Texas Medical Center as "Houston's gift to the World".  For more information, visit www.tmc.edu

ABOUT UTMB: Established in 1891, Texas’ first academic health center comprises four health sciences schools, three institutes for advanced study, a robust research enterprise that includes one of only two national laboratories dedicated to the safe study of infectious threats to human health, and a health system offering a full range of primary and specialized medical services throughout Galveston County and the Texas Gulf Coast region. UTMB is a component of the University of Texas System.


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