Pulse, UT System E-Newsletter, Dec. 14, 2006 Despite the lack of growth in the National Institutes of Health budget, the UT health campuses achieved a 9.9 percent increase in total research funding from 2005 to 2006, for a combined total of $1.2 billion. Our campuses continue to produce over 70 percent of the health professionals for Texas and to win highly competitive national awards and recognitions. The newly established UT System Academy of Health Science Education inducted its first 24 members, who were recognized by their peers across the System as innovators in education.  Even with this encouraging news, the pressure on our health institutions to provide health care for those without health insurance continues to grow. Using the appropriations act method for reporting, our campuses nearly doubled the total amount of uncompensated care provided from 2000 to 2005, from approximately $765 million to $1.4 billion per year. Over the same period, the overall state support to our campuses for providing care to those without health insurance declined. As a result, two campuses — UT Health Center - Tyler and UT Medical Branch Galveston — were required to make significant reductions in personnel and programs.