The following departments report directly to the Office of the President, supporting UTMB’s mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.
Internal Auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the University's operations.
It helps the University to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach for evaluating and improving the effectiveness
of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Office of Development
The UTMB Development office exists to foster goodwill and be an advocate for the University; to promote its strengths, address its challenges,
and make the most of its opportunities; to assist UTMB in maintaining a strong financial position; and to provide counsel on issues, programs
and processes that lead to a stronger, more efficient, and more effective UTMB. Through wisdom, influence, work and resources, in partnership
with University leaders, the Development Office helps UTMB enrich the communities the University serves through its patient care, education,
and research endeavors.
Health Policy and Legislative Affairs
The Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs advances the education and research mission of the University of Texas Medical Branch by strengthening research,
innovation, decision-making, and relationships in all matters related to health policy.
This team works to further UTMB’s knowledge and communication on health policy issues — which include workforce, access, reimbursement, reform, and community engagement
— through data management, research, decision-support, and leadership. The office works to advance cost efficient models to improve access to health care
and improve health.
Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Legal and Regulatory Affairs is made up of three major areas: the Department of Legal Affairs, the Office of Institutional Compliance
and the Office of Technology Transfer.
Department of Legal Affairs
Under the direction of Joe Galvan, JD, MBA, the Department of Legal Affairs provides legal counsel and represents the
entire institution on a wide range of issues involving operations, transactions, litigation management,
public information requests and international affairs. The Department provides drafting, research, review,
analysis and advice to the institution in the following areas:
- Employment/Human Resources/Personnel Matters
- Hospital/Clinical Operations
- Intellectual Property
- Academic Enterprise Operations & Student Matters
- Medical Liability and Litigation Management
- International Affairs
- Texas Public Information Act
- General Health Law
Office of Institutional Compliance
Under the direction of Toby Boenig, JD, the Office of Institutional Compliance (OIC) is responsible for developing an institutional
compliance program that will promote compliance with all applicable legal requirements, foster and help ensure ethical conduct, and
provide education, training, and guidance to all employees and faculty. Our institutional compliance plan and program is designed to
prevent accidental or intentional noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations; to detect such noncompliance if it occurs;
to take corrective action when necessary; and to prevent future noncompliance. The OIC provides advice, education, monitoring and
reviews in the following areas:
Office of Technology Transfer
Under the direction of Jason Abair, JD, The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for the management of The University of
Texas Medical Branch's Intellectual Property Assets, while promoting and encouraging scientific collaboration with industry.
- Inventions, Patents and Copyrights
- Licensing of Intellectual Property
- Commercialization and Collaboration
- Research Agreements
Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs helps build broad-based awareness of UTMB’s accomplishments and contributions to health sciences education,
research and patient care. Areas of focus include:
- Media relations
- Internal communications
- Brand management
- Executive communications
- Crisis communication and issues management
- Print design and production
- Institutional web design
Office of Strategic Management
The Office of Strategic Management is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the strategic plan, planning processes and
organizational performance improvement through alignment and integration at the institutional level. UTMB is engaged in an ongoing
planning process designed to facilitate strategic conversations to improve organizational performance alignment and results.
UTMB Leadership identifies institutional goals and strategies based on key strategic challenges and opportunities that will move the
institution toward the vision of working together to define the future of health care. These priorities are communicated
across the institution at "Town Hall Meetings", "Mondays in March" and through a broad range of stakeholder engagement strategies.
These institutional strategies and goals guide detailed planning, goal setting and continuous improvement at the division and operating unit levels.
University Conferences & Events
University Conferences & Events provides management and strategic planning in the coordination, administration, operations and execution of
university special events and conferences that reach thousands of individuals including perspective students, alumni, donors, legislators,
staff and friends in an efficient and collaborative manner. The department is made up of three major areas:
University Events, Catering, and Special Use Facilities.
The Office of University Events (OUE) is primarily responsible for the planning, management and execution of events for the President’s Office,
the Development Office, or any significant, high-profile university-wide event. In addition, OUE works in partnership with the universities’
schools, departments, hospitals and clinics providing expertise and guidance in the planning and implementation of events.
To contact University Events, please call (409) 772-6377.
Catering is here to provide the University Community with goods and services related to special functions.
We are eager to handle the simplest of break items or your most complex of gala events. We are happy to arrange quality food and services.
These services can include rentals, flowers, special menus or whatever is required to insure the success of your catered function.
To contact Catering, please call (409) 772-9576 or visit us on our website www.utmb.edu/catering.
Special Use Facilities
Special Use Facilities (SUF) manages a number of executive conference rooms and guest accommodations that have been designated for special use by the President of UTMB.
The SUF are available to all UTMB departments, community businesses and organizations for activities exclusively related or dedicated to the benefit of UTMB.
In addition, the SUF are available to all UTMB faculty, staff, students, President’s Cabinet and Development Board members for business meetings, seated dinners,
stand-up receptions, or social gatherings. Our staff is available to assist with all meeting planning and guest arrangement needs. For more information,
please contact Tilly Clark (409) 747-6753 or visit us on our website www.utmb.edu/suf.