Affiliated Centers and Programs


Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease was created in 2002, and is a consolidation of the Center for Tropical Diseases and the Center for Biodefense. The main goal of the CBEID is to support the mission of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII) by coordinating activities and research involving infectious agents, particularly emerging infectious diseases and agents of bioterrorism.

Center to Eliminate Health Disparities since its inception in 2003 has been involved in a number of projects designed to reduce health disparities by advancing Health System solutions as well as solutions found by addressing the Social Determinants of Health, two core areas of work for the CEHD. Recognizing that long term solutions require both a global perspective as well as vastly increased attention to and capacity effect change at the micro and macro levels, Global Health and Leadership Training have emerged as additional core work areas for the CEHD.

Center for Training in International Health was developed in 1987, and received its first designation as a WHO Collaborating Center that same year. The center’s name was changed to the Center for Training in International Health in 2003. The Center's mission is to promote and provide education and training of individuals across medical, nursing and related disiplines in the field of global health; develop and nurture cooperative relationships with universities and academic institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean for student, resident, fellow and faculty exchanges to help meet the human resource needs for improving health in the Americas; and assist in training of future leaders in public health and the health policy through support of PAHO's internships, training programs and other leadership development programs in global health

Galveston Global Health Consortium is a collaborative of several groups at UTMB promoting global health research, service, and training. A major goal of the GGHC is providing opportunities that allow students to become culturally competent and globally aware medical practitioners.

Institute for Human Infection and Immunity is breaking new ground in understanding the nature of infectious diseases, and is working to translate new research concepts into products aimed at controlling emerging infectious diseases and mitigating their effects on society. It's mission is to coordinate, facilitate and enhance the activities of UTMB’s research centers and programs that focus on advancing the fields of infection and immunity.

Sealy Center for Vaccine Development was inaugurated in December, 2001. With 69 faculty members, the center incorporates the expertise of more than 100 cutting edge research programs currently at UTMB. These newly formed relationships, as well as collaborative relationships with investigators elsewhere, will help us translate laboratory findings to the bedside and beyond.

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