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Company Overview of University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston

Company Overview

University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs to physicians, biomedical scientists, and other health-care professionals. The centers of the university include center on aging, coordinating center for clinical trials, gulf states hemophilia & thrombophilia, center/pediatric aids center, Houston biomaterials research center, Houston center for bone research, human genetics center, human nutrition center, institute of molecular medicine for the prevention of human diseases, laboratory for molecular diagnosis of inherited eye diseases, mental sciences institute, medical education information center, n...

7000 Fannin

Suite 1200

Houston, TX 77030

United States

Founded in 1972

Phone:

713-500-4472

Key Executives for University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston

Interim President
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases
Age: 75
Division Chief for Acute Care Surgery
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston Key Developments

Immatics US, Inc. and University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to Collaborate on Cellular Manufacturing for Phase 1 Clinical Trials

Immatics US Inc. and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will collaborate on cellular manufacturing for adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) clinical trials. Under the recently executed agreement, Immatics will have access to the Evelyn H. Griffin Stem Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory. The lab is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered facility of the Cellular Therapy Core at UTHealth, providing manufacturing of clinical-grade cells in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) of the FDA. The Griffin cGMP facility operates within the UTHealth Pediatric Regenerative Medicine Program, which is supported by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. Therapeutic T cell production will be carried out jointly by Immatics manufacturing personnel and UTHealth quality assurance experts. The agreement, effective September 1, 2015, will last through the end of 2018, subject to an extension. The cells manufactured at UTHealth will be used to treat cancer patients with high unmet clinical need in two early-stage clinical trials funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson). The trials will use two ACT approaches under the recently announced collaboration between Immatics and MD Anderson. The first, ACTologTM, will use autologous endogenous tumor-targeting T cells. The second, ACTengineTM, will use autologous gene-engineered tumor-targeting T cells in cancer patients.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Opens New Health Center, UT Physicians at The Heights

UT Physicians, the medical practice of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has opened its newest health center, UT Physicians at The Heights, at 925 N. Shepherd. UT Physicians at The Heights offers primary and specialty care in family medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology and obstetrics/gynecology with other specialties to follow. The clinic is accepting appointments for children, adolescents and adults and will offer weekend and extended hours. The 6,575-square-foot clinic represents UT Physicians' continued commitment to provide the most comprehensive, high-quality and personalized medical care in the community. UT Physicians at The Heights provides a range of services from routine wellness exams and care for common illnesses to highly specialized treatments for complex medical conditions. The clinic is connected with the entire UT Physicians practice to offer patients a quick turnaround when referred by their primary care doctor to a specialist. The health center also utilizes a secure Electronic Medical Records system to ensure that each doctor has access to a patient's complete history, increasing patient safety and preventing duplication of diagnostic tests. UT Physicians, one of Houston's physician practices, also offers community-based medical care at its location in the Texas Medical Center, as well as at health centers throughout the Houston area, including Bellaire, Bayshore, Cinco Ranch and Sienna Village. The team of internationally recognized medical experts includes more than 1,000 doctors certified in 80 medical specialties.

The University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston Names Jennifer Deegan as Associate Vice President

Jennifer Deegan has been named the associate vice president for the Office of Governmental Relations at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Prior to joining UTHealth, Deegan served as the senior Health & Human Services advisor to Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus. In this role, she advised the Speaker and his executive staff on policy and budget issues related to health and human services and served as the liaison to the House Public Health and Human Services committees, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

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