Research, Centers and Institutes

In the relentless pursuit of cures for some of the most challenging diseases of our time, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler investigators conduct research that includes clinical, translational, and basic science aimed at improving the quality of human life.

As a testament to our capability and strength, UTHSCT investigators successfully conduct competitive research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Moreover, UTHSCT is home to an impressive array of public health and prevention research leading to community and other interventions helping to reduce the burden of disease, injury, and suffering among our vulnerable populations. These efforts have garnered tens of millions of dollars in competitive research funding for the region from agencies such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Center for Biomedical Research

Investigators in the Center for Biomedical Research are advancing healthcare one discovery at a time. A new intervention for the treatment of pleural loculation called single chain urokinase plasminogen activator (scuPA) is being commercialized in anticipation of near-term clinical trial testing through a partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn More Here

Heartland TB Center

The mission of Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis by developing and implementing cutting-edge training, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the programs and initiatives taking place at the Heartland National TB Center are another example of efforts to fight for a better quality of life through research, education, and training.

Northeast Texas Consortium (NETnet)

The Northeast Texas Consortium is the collaborative effort of 14 higher education institutions to bring a wide range of instruction to 50 rural Northeast Texas counties containing 46 percent of the rural Texas population. The educational programs and services available through The Northeast Texas Consortium enhance the lives of thousands of people each year. Serving almost half of the rural population in Texas, NETnet enhances the delivery of education and healthcare from K to 12 and in the higher education arena. Learn More Here

Northeast Texas Center for Rural Community Health

The Northeast Texas Center for Rural Community Health includes a variety of health education, outreach, and promotion efforts aimed at improving the health and wellness of East Texas’ rural and underserved populations.

Public Health Lab of East Texas (PHLET)

Public Health Lab of East Texas (PHLET) is the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) provider for Northeast Texas (Public Health Regions 4 and 5). PHLET also provides influenza surveillance by real-time PCR and interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) testing. Learn More Here

Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education

The Southwest Ag Center was established at UTHSCT more than 20 years ago to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach designed to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families. The Southwest Ag Center serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Learn More Here

Texas Institute for Occupational Safety and Health® (TIOSH®)

The Texas Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (TIOSH®) is the occupational and environmental medicine program of UTHSCT. TIOSH® was created to offer a total program concept to assist companies and their employees in meeting the goal of a safer and healthier workplace, and by design, maintains the Health Center’s three-pronged mission to provide patient care and to conduct education and research. Learn More Here

Texas Lung Injury Institute

The Texas Lung Injury Institute (TLII) provides state-of-the-art research that advances our understanding of the pathogenesis of lung disease and its treatment. To promote this vital research, UTHSCT created the Texas Lung Injury Institute (TLII) in 2004. Recent exciting discoveries made by TLII investigators promise to improve therapy for severe, currently untreatable lung diseases, including: Acute lung injury (ALI), Pulmonary brosis (scarring of the lungs), Lung cancer, and malignant mesothelioma (a fatal cancer of the chest wall).