Advancing Brain Health

Brilliant Minds Healing Yours

Explore how the largest academic research institution in South Texas is leading the way.

Advancement on the Center for Brain Health

Our Expertise

We are advancing brain health across Texas

As the region’s largest research university, we offer a broad range of programs to advance research and clinical practice, to educate the next generation of practitioners, as well as to inform policy and promote advocacy for the growing issues impacting Texans and others who suffer from disorders affecting the brain.

Engaging in groundbreaking discoveries in an academic health environment, our experts foster collaboration in the academic, clinical and research missions to understand and apply knowledge in brain health.

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Mental Health

Our team is working to advance mental health through innovative research, state-of-the-art facilities, and a world class team of experts.

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Aging Studies

We have a wide array of initiatives and centers committed to researching Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Clinical Therapies

UT Health San Antonio and the Mays Cancer Center place an emphasis on investigating the many factors involved in researching and treating brain cancer.

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Science & Research

We discover a deep understanding of brain function, from genes to behavior.

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Our Impact

Transformational work in motion


of the people in San Antonio are Hispanic. The growing – and aging – Hispanic population is at higher risk for dementia.

$360 million

UT Health San Antonio has a $360 million research portfolio.

Top 3%

UT Health San Antonio is ranked in the top 3% worldwide of all organizations that receive National Institutes of Health funding.

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Instituting Change through Collaboration

Our national leaders are collaborating at The University of Texas Systemwide Brain Research Summit among researchers from across various UT institutions, and key partners for collaborative discussions around advancing brain research in the state of Texas.

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Our Centers and Programs

Healing starts here

With more than 50 studies, departments, and centers, we are the hub of translational research and education dedicated to improving brain health, and serving the comprehensive brain health needs of patients.

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Our Why

Where science meets you

UT Health San Antonio’s diverse initiatives relating to brain health uncover the many facets of brain function starting with basic science research enabling discovery which translates to new treatments and therapies. Collaboration between basic scientists, researchers and clinicians from many different disciplines facilitates broader and more comprehensive brain study and the development of new clinical treatments.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), a primary driver for San Antonio's $44.1 billion health care and biosciences sector, is the largest academic research instituion in South Texas with an annual research portfolio of more than $360 million. Driving substantial economic impact with its six professional schools, a diverse workforce of 7,900, an annual operating budget of $1.08 billion and clinical practices that provide 2.6 million patient visits each year, UT Health San Antonio plans to add more than 1,500 higher-wage jobs over the next five years to serve San Antonio, Bexar County and South Texas.

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