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Health Institutes of Texas Overview

The UNT Health Science Center 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 improve the techniques used in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and the rehabilitation of its victims by targeting myocardial infarction, hypertension, congestive heart failure and stroke.

Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technologies (CCFT)

Funded by an Emerging Technology Fund grant from the governor 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 Community Health (CCH)

The CCH conducts policy-relevant health research and enhances community capacity for prevention; translates research into practice and policy, eliminates health disparities in the North Texas area, and creates replicable models of change to improve population health.

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 diseases, 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 for Investigative Genetics (IIG)

This institute includes several areas of molecular biology, forensic DNA expertise, health and bioinformatics.

Mental Science Institute (MSI)

The Mental Science Institute focuses on translational research and competency-based educational programs.

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 vision disorders.

The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC)

The Osteopathic Research Center conducts research on the clinical efficacy and mechanisms of action of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). It also conducts health services and policy research by performing systematic reviews of the literature, fielding population-based surveys, and analyzing national health care databases relevant to the practice of osteopathic medicine. 

Physical Medicine Institute (PMI)

The PMI promotes basic and clinical research, education, clinical practice and community outreach programs in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disease for people of all ages.

Primary Care Research Institute (PCRI)

The PCRI is revolutionizing the approach to primary care research by developing collaborative partnerships within and outside the institution to improve the health and lives of the people of Texas through interdisciplinary and translational research and education.

Texas Center for Health Disparities (TCHD)

The TCHD, an NIH-designated (EXPORT) center, works to prevent, reduce and eliminate health disparities in our communities through research, education and community relations. It trains minority biomedical scientists in developing innovative programs specifically tailored to Texas minority populations.

TECH Fort Worth Acceleration Lab

The Health Science Center also is home to the TECH Fort Worth Acceleration Lab, a business incubator designed to create alliances between innovators in biotechnology and businesses and investors who can not only help bring research discoveries to the marketplace, but also provide valuable economic development opportunities in Fort Worth.

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