The Health Institutes of Texas

New Health Institutes

UNT Health Science is transitioning from a traditional department-based structure to an Institutes-based structure that will more effectively align our research and education endeavors.

Learn more about the new Health Institutes


Center for Fluorescence Technologies and Nanomedicine (CFTN)

Texas ranks as one of the country’s lowest in physician supply for our current population, and 50th of 51 for health access.*

* Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on State Health System Performance, 2014

Health Institutes of Texas

By establishing the Health Institutes of Texas (HIT), we intend to speed investigational approaches from the bench to the bedside to create a healthier and more productive Texas.

HIT provides the University with an innovative way to translate information and research while fueling the growth of critical discoveries into new models of care and provider training.

HIT was designed to leverage UNTHSC’s growing expertise in public health, interdisciplinary scientific research, medical education and health care delivery and was designed around the following model:

  1. Determine/refine problem
  2. Solve the problem using multidisciplinary approach to translational research
  3. Implement the solution through student and provider education, prevention, etc.
  4. Measure outcomes

The ultimate goal for HIT is to utilize this model among the various institutes to improve the health of Texans and beyond by reducing disparities, developing new treatments and therapies, and improving access to care in rural and underserved communities in Texas.

The HIT centers and institutes:

Contact HIT

Jackie Williams

This page was last modified on July 5, 2017