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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Institutes of Texas Overview


The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) established the Health Institutes of Texas (HIT) to speed research discoveries from the bench to the bedside to create a healthier and more productive Texas. HIT leverages our growing expertise in public health, interdisciplinary scientific research, medical education and health care delivery. HIT’s goal is 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.

Cardiovascular Research Institute (CRI)

The CRI seeks to further our understanding of cardiovascular disease and especially targets myocardial infarction, hypertension, congestive heart failure and stroke. CRI seeks to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Center for Fluorescence Technologies and Nanomedicine (CFTN)

Funded by an Emerging Technology Fund grant from the state of Texas, the CCFT works to develop and commercialize new approaches for diagnostics and treatment using the emerging fields of nanophotonics and nanotechnology.

Center for Women’s Health (Focused on Resources for her Health, Education and Research - For HER)

For HER is a collaborative, multidisciplinary organization to address and meet the health care needs of women of all ages and ethnic groups.

Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research (IAADR)

The IAADR focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s, estrogen’s role in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, stroke therapy and identification of oxidation processes to measure brain aging. It has several treatment drugs in clinical trials.

Institute for Cancer Research (ICR)

The ICR provides leadership in all aspects of cancer research, education and training.

Institute of Applied Genetics (IAG)

The mission of IAG is to improve safety, security and quality of life through the application of genetics. The mission is met through the institute’s three centers: the Center for Human Identification, the Center for Computational Genomics and the Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity.

North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI)

NTERI is dedicated to preserving vision and curing eye disease by using basic research, clinical research and medical education of clinicians and scientists to improve treatment of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other vision disorders.

Texas Center for Health Disparities (TCHD)

The TCHD is an NIH-designated center for excellence to prevent, reduce and eliminate health disparities in our communities through research, education and community relations.

Texas Prevention Institute (TPI)

The TPI seeks to create a translational prevention research continuum combining community, clinical, and basic science components. TPI also contains a health policy research component for further integrating and enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of the translational research structure.