Presentation on theme: "1 LeTourneau University Tim Ochran, MS, DABR, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, UTHSCT January 26, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
1 LeTourneau University Tim Ochran, MS, DABR, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, UTHSCT January 26, 2011
2 UTHSCT is committed to the fulfillment of our mission: Conduct nationally-recognized biological research. Offer comprehensive education in Northeast Texas. Provide excellent patient care and community health. UTHSCT has spent the last 5 years focused on becoming a first-class academic medical center. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
3 What is an Academic Medical Center? Research: From 2002 through 2010, UTHSCT researchers have been awarded $107.5 million in sponsored research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), industry, and foundations. Education Family Medicine Residency: 26 years Occupational Medicine Residency: 16 years Graduate Programs: 16 years Patient Care – signature programs include pulmonary (lung disease) medicine, oncology (cancer), and primary care (internal medicine, family medicine). Program Expansion – School of Public Health initiative and residency program expansion (Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview). The Academic Medical Center for Northeast Texas
Areas of biomedical research conducted at UTHSCT include: –Lung Injury –Cancer –Heart Disease –Blood Clotting –Influenza –Tuberculosis The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Research
5 UTHSCT’s Texas Lung Injury Institute –A group of UTHSCT scientists collaborating to find better ways to treat lung diseases that currently cannot be cured or for which treatments are limited and are often ineffective. –These diseases include pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Research
6 About 40,000 Americans die from lung scarring, or fibrosis, each year. The scarring causes lung tissue to thicken and interferes with the lungs’ ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. Symptoms of scarring include shortness of breath, chronic cough, and fatigue. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Research
7 UTHSCT’s Texas Lung Injury Institute: –Over the past few years, Dr. Steve Idell has been investigating a particular “clot-busting” drug called scuPA (pronounced “scoopa”) which helps prevent lung scarring. –UTHSCT is thrilled that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the NIH recently notified Dr. Idell that the NIH will begin manufacturing scuPA for clinical trials. Trials are targeted to begin in 2014. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Research
8 UTHSCT is the only UT campus that does not offer its own degrees. That is about to change, as UTHSCT plans to make UTHSCT a destination of learning for students in Northeast Texas. In 2012, UTHSCT is preparing to submit an application for accreditation to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), our regional accrediting agency. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Education
9 SACS Accreditation will allow students to: –Seek Federal financial aid (Title IV funds). –Transfer college credit to and from our institution. SACS Accreditation will promote: –Joint initiatives with other institutions. –Opportunities for grant funding. –Growth through the addition of new degree programs. UTHSCT will enroll its own students in Fall 2012!. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler - Education
CURRENT PROGRAMS Residency Programs: Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine. Master of Science in Biotechnology Master of Science in Environmental Sciences Physician MBA Program Nursing & Allied Health Education Watson Wise Medical Library NETnet
11 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Patient Care On November 15, 2011, UTHSCT dedicated Phase 1 of our $42M Academic Center: - UTHSCT Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center.
12 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Patient Care UTHSCT Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center is home to experienced cancer specialists (many of whom trained at or employed by our sister institution, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center). We have installed ultramodern technology and telemedicine capabilities. Our staff, technology, and capabilities all have a focus on patient comfort and convenience.
13 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Patient Care Estimated 5-year Economic Impact to East Texas from construction and operation of UTHSCT Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center is over $190 million.
14 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Patient Care The following photos depict the new entrance to UTHSCT, its Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center, and some of the new landscaping.