Fastest-rising U.S. institutions for research output – UT Health Science Center San Antonio ranks 6th in top 10 nationally

Outside shot of UT Health San Antonio banners in the courtyard of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been rated No. 6 on the top 10 list of fastest-rising United States institutions for research output ranked by Nature Index in May 2024. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio outpaced in biological sciences research output with a 52.6% increase in adjusted research output share from 2017 to 2022.

“At UT Health San Antonio, we are proud of our sustained growth and impactful contributions to the biosciences. Our commitment to innovative research has positioned us as a leader in addressing critical health challenges. Our strategy is to focus on specific areas of excellence where we have critical mass of resources and talent along with thoughtful recruitment of stellar talent continues to drive significant advancements and recognition within the scientific community,” stated Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, Vice President for Research at UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, vice president for research.

As the leading academic and bioscience research center in South Texas with an annual portfolio of $413 million, and a primary driver of San Antonio’s $44.1 billion health care and biosciences sector, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, employs the powerful technologies, research-based medicine and world-class expertise needed to challenge diseases and mitigate their effects worldwide. The health science center’s research continues to focus on priority areas impacting disproportionately the diverse health needs of South Texans. Among the university’s accomplishments are innovative advances in the treatment of cancer, age-related diseases, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, substance use disorders, metabolic diseases including diabetes, and military health.

The esteemed faculty researchers and scientists from UT Health Science Center San Antonio contribute to groundbreaking discoveries published in high-impact journals around the globe. Its research teams are committed to translating these breakthroughs from bench to bedside to improve the lives of the South Texas community and beyond.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio serves a region with more than 5 million residents in a 32-county catchment area that spans 46,000 square miles from San Antonio to the state’s southern border, including many rural and underserved populations. The institution is redefining health care by delivering the research-based care that allows providers to predict, prevent and cure disease precisely.


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