UT Health East Texas - North Campus
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler|
UT Health East Texas - North Campus refers to the clinical operations of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) academic campus on U.S. Highway 271. UTHSCT was chartered in 1977 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. UTHSCT is the only academic medical center in Northeast Texas. Located in Tyler, TX, UTHSCT was originally named "East Texas Tuberculosis Sanitarium", established in 1947 as a tuberculosis treatment facility at the location of the retired World War II U.S. Army Infantry Training Base called Camp Fannin. It eventually became a state hospital known as the East Texas Chest Hospital. Following the 1977 acquisition by The University of Texas System, it became The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTSHCT). The institution served Northeast Texas, as UT Health Northeast, until the 2018 expansion of clinical operations through a merger with the former East Texas Medical Center to form the clinical affiliate, UT Health East Texas (UTHET).
While research has long been a part of its history, residency programs started in 1985 with Family Practice. With a focus on training health professionals, an occupational medicine residency program was added in 1994, internal medicine residency in 2010, and rural family medicine and psychiatry in 2016. With the addition of the clinical affiliate, UT Health East Texas, plans are underway to extend residency programs in general surgery, trauma surgery, and expand the internal medicine program. In addition to the graduate medical education, in 2012 the School of Medical Biological Sciences was established, offering a Master of Science degree in biotechnology. The first class began in August of 2012 and the first degree was awarded in 2013. Mid 2016, the School of Community and Rural Health was established, offering a Master’s degree in Public Health (2017) and a Master’s in Health Administration (2019). The first MPH students will graduate in 2019. Prior to establishing either school, UTHSCT partnered with local universities to offer degrees and trainings on our campus.
UTHSCT is home to an impressive array of biomedical, public health and prevention research leading to life-saving interventions helping to reduce the burden of disease, injury, and suffering among 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). Research centers and institutes at UTHST include the Center for Biomedical Research, Heartland TB Center, Northeast Texas Consortium (NETnet), The Center for Population Health, Analytics and Quality Advancement (formerly Northeast Texas Center for Rural Community Health), the Public Health Lab of East Texas, Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education, Texas Institute for Occupational Safety and Health® (TIOSH®), and the Texas Lunch Injury Institute.
Clinical Partner UT Health East Texas (UTHET), the clinical affiliate of UTHSCT, is a network of hospitals, clinics, an EMS/Air 1 service, rehabilitation centers, freestanding emergency centers, urgent care facilities, fitness centers, and other locations.
- UT Health North Campus Tyler
- UT Health Tyler (Downtown)
- UT Health Olympic Center Tyler
- UT Health Athens
- UT Health Carthage
- UT Health Henderson
- UT Health Jacksonville
- UT Health Olympic Center Jacksonville
- UT Health Pittsburg
- UT Health Olympic Center Pittsburg
- UT Health Quitman
- UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health Center
- UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Hospital
- UT Health East Texas Specialty Hospital
- UT Health Olympic Center Cedar Creek Lake
- UT Health Olympic Center Hideaway Lake
- UT Health Olympic Center Lake Palestine
A Camp Fannin Memorial stands today on the campus.
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