UT System regents approve name change to University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has taken the final step of officially approving the addition of “science” to the name of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

“Our name is now consistent with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the other two UT System health institutions with ‘science’ in their names,” UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun said.

“The name change represents a milestone on UTHSCT’s journey toward realizing its potential as a top-notch academic medical center. UTHSCT now has the ability to grant degrees. It has a Family Medicine Residency Program and an Occupational Medicine Residency Program, as well as two master’s degree programs in conjunction with Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches: environmental science and biotechnology,” Dr. Calhoun added.

“This is a recognition of the innovative biomedical research, excellent patient care, and comprehensive education that occurs every day at UTHSCT. It is evidence that we are fulfilling our mission as an outstanding academic medical center,” Dr. Calhoun said.

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