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.


Our Centers and Programs

UT Health San Antonio is home to several specialized centers and initiatives developing major advancements in brain health. Read more about each of our efforts below:

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is 1 of 33 centers in the nation and the only one in Texas recognized as a National Institute on Aging (NIA)- designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

The South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of 32 other centers in the national network promoting research collaboration, data sharing and open science, and offering information and clinical trials for patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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The Center for Brain Health (Opening in 2025)

With more than 50 studies, departments, and centers, the Center for Brain Health will be home to our many initiatives.

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The Texas Statewide Brain Bank Initiative

More than 100 donated brains are carefully stored at UT Health Science Center San Antonio, where researchers hope they can help solve one of mankind’s deepest medical mysteries — how the brain works.

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The Caring for the Caregiver Program

The Caring for the Caregiver program supports family caregivers through education, research, and practice. We provide education through classes and workshops for family caregivers, opportunities for socialization, and clinical care to support families living with dementia.

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The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Research at the Barshop Institute aims to bring fundamental discoveries in the basic biology of aging into clinical practice.

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The South Texas ALS Clinic, an ALS Center of Excellence

The Neurology practice at UT Health San Antonio is home to a team of expert neurologists and sub-specialists who operate a modern, multidisciplinary neurological practice capable of accurately diagnosing and treating patients with a broad array of brain, spine and nervous system disorders.

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Be Well Texas — A statewide substance use disorder treatment network

Be Well Texas offers everyone high quality, evidence-based outpatient treatment for substance use disorders that is grounded in compassion, built on science and improved technology.

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The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological health conditions in military personnel, veterans, and first responders.

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The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.

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Casa Mía

Casa Mía is a recovery home specializing in helping pregnant and parenting women who are recovering from opioid use disorders get back on their feet.

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Center for Biomedical Neuroscience

The primary mission of the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) is to enhance and promote multidisciplinary neuroscience at the UT Health Science Center, to address the major challenges in our field.

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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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