15th Annual

Texas Medical Center, Houston

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2013 Life Science R & D Expenditures:
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 10th Ranked = $658,847,000
Baylor College of Medicine, 21st Ranked = $508,799,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical, 25th Ranked = $440,620,000 [1]

2014 NIH Funding: $411,268,093 [2]

Texas Medical Center is the world's largest medical complex with 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, 8 academic and research institutions, 6 nursing programs, 3 public health organizations, 3 medical schools, 2 universities, 2 pharmacy schools, and 1 dental school. [3]

U.S. Health and News Report 2014 ranked the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as the #4 hospital in Texas. [4]

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will spend $198 million constructing a hospital expansion and renovating existing hospital space. The expansion will add 185,000 square feet, with an additional 110,000 square feet that will be renovated. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of 2015. [5]

A $75 million 5-year Department of Defense grant was given to bioengineers at Rice University and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [6]

An $8.4 Million four year grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute has been awarded to Baylor College of Medicine. [7]

The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine has received a $6.25 Million 5 year grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to extend their promising work with T-Cell immunotherapies. [8]

Texas Heart Institute Leads Stem Cell Treatment Breakthrough For Patients With Coronary Heart Disease and Heart Failure [9]

Researchers Defelop Aerosolized Vaccine That Protects Primates Against Ebola [10]

Baylor College of Medicine and Catholic Health Initiatives will partner to create a brand new medical facility in the Texas Medical Center. The hospital will be named Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and is expected to open in Spring 2015. [11]

The NIH granted the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center $2.5 million for Chimpanzee Biomedical Research. [12]

The National Cancer Institute granted $2 million to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for ovarian cancer research. [13]


[1] From HERD Rankings, February 2015: http://webcaspar.nsf.gov/profiles/site?method=rankingBySource&ds=herd
[2] From NIH RePORTER: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter_ChartResults.cfm?icde=22494029
[3] http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org/about/
[4] U.S. Health and News Report, 2014: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/tx/university-of-texas-md-anderson-cancer-center-6741945
[5] From: Bizjournals, Houston, July 6, 2012: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/print-edition/2012/07/06/md-anderson-embarks-on-198m.html?page=all
[6] Nov. 14, 2013: http://www.tmcnews.org/articles/75-million-regenerative-medicine-grant-to-help-injured-soldiers/
[7] Sep. 25, 2013: https://www.bcm.edu/news/molecular-and-human-genetics/baylor-stanford-grant-for-genetic-database
[8] Oct. 15, 2013: https://www.bcm.edu/news/grants/grant-broaden-promising-immunotherapy-cancers
[9] http://www.tmcnews.org/2015/07/texas-heart-institute-leads-stem-cell-treatment-breakthrough-patients-coronary-heart-disease-heart-failure/?x=3
[10] http://www.tmcnews.org/2015/07/researchers-develop-aerosolized-vaccine-protects-primates-ebola/?x=3
[11] From: Culturemap Houston, January 7, 2014: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/city-life/01-07-14-texas-medical-center-giants-join-forces-to-create-new-state-of-the-art-hospital/
[12] From NIH RePort: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8731291&icde=22127782&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=5&csb=default&cs=ASC
[13] From NIH RePort: http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=8731074&icde=22127782&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=81&csb=default&cs=ASC

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