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Jenna C. Taylor

Karen K. Kaplan,
Assistant Vice President
of Public Affairs
Director of University
Publications and Design
Chief Communications Officer


Cynthia J. Johnson, PhD
Director of Development Communications

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE
Vice President
for Development

The names, they are a-changing

Published: March 01, 2011 by

During past year, the university has been seeing itself differently. There have been several name changes across the university:

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston began using a new “doing business as” name - UTHealth;
  • The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston changed its name to The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics; and
  • Effective June 1, 2011, The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston will become The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

To further strengthen the quality of research at UTHealth, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases became a part of UTHealth Medical School. In addition, UTHealth committed to this promise: “Because we are many diverse components woven into one university, the exceptional people of UTHealth deliver innovative solutions that create the best hope for a healthier future.”

All changes were made to clarify the work of our institution and simplify the way we communicate about our university.