Office of the Provost

Charles P. Mouton MD MSWelcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston!

UTMB’s Academic Enterprise is committed to furthering our impact as a world-class academic health science center. As Executive Vice President, Provost, and Dean of the John Sealy School of Medicine, I am honored to lead a team committed to advancing health care through education, research, and clinical care.

UTMB is home to five outstanding schools that encompass a broad range of expertise, offering first-rate educational programs. We are proud to train the next generation of leaders in medicine, nursing, biomedical sciences, allied health professions, and public health. We value collaboration and interprofessional training, producing graduates who are well-equipped to meet current and future health care needs.

Our Research Enterprise is at the cutting edge. We lead in infectious disease research and are rapidly expanding our footprint in critical research areas like brain health, vaccine development, and drug discovery. Our campus is the site of the Galveston National Laboratory, a high-containment research facility that serves as a critically important resource in the global fight against infectious diseases.

We continually innovate to deliver the highest quality clinical care for patients in Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast region. Our clinical faculty has expertise in all aspects of care and a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. We are excited to continue growing our clinical services, ensuring patients in our area have access to the best, most comprehensive care available.

With a rich history of more than 130 years, UTMB is known for its strength and resilience. The way we respond to challenges and to changing times makes me extremely proud of UTMB and the dedicated people who make up our institution. Through the commitment of our outstanding faculty, staff, and students, we will continue to advance health care for many more years to come.

Sincerely ,

Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, MBA
Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean, John Sealy School of Medicine
Thomas N. and Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

Our Mission:

The Provost oversees the entire Academic Enterprise, serving as an advocate for the interests of all our students, residents, and members of our faculty and staff.

The Provost’s Office works to ensure continued excellence in the areas of education, research, and patient care. We are fully committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty, staff, and students. We recognize that diverse teams of individuals representing various backgrounds and perspectives are essential to advancing UTMB’s mission and vision. We are dedicated to creating a campus environment where all can belong. We are resolute in our commitment to provide the best available resources to help our Academic Enterprise flourish and fulfill our overall mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. 

The Provost provides leadership and support to all five schools at the University of Texas Medical Branch: School of Health Professions, John Sealy School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public and Population Health, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.




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