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Catalog 2011 - 2012

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 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 for Investigative Genetics (IIG)

The mission of IIG 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 Genetics, and the Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity.

Mental Science Institute (MSI)

The MSI conducts multidisciplinary research, and provides education and consultation in the mental sciences associated with human behavior.

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.

The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC)

The ORC, housed at the Health Science Center campus, is the national center of collaborative research on the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) through multicenter clinical trials, teaching research skills and promoting collaborative studies.

Texas Prevention Institute (TPI)

The Texas Prevention Institute is dedicated to conducting innovative translational research focusing on primary care and chronic disease prevention. It is composed of the Center for Community Health, the Primary Care Research Institute and the Texas Center for Health Disparities.

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