UT Health San Antonio ranks top 10 nationally as fastest-rising institution for research output

Contact: Eileen Teves, 210-450-7239, tevese@uthscsa.edu

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has been rated number six of the top rising 25 institutions in North America, according to Nature Index, a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships. Nature Index tracks contributions to research articles published in high-quality natural-science and health-science journals.

Among the list of the fastest-rising institutions, the top 10 are in the United States. UT Health San Antonio outpaced in biological sciences research output with a 52.6% increase in adjusted research share from 2017 to 2022. Research output was defined as the number of published research articles produced by an institution in a given year.

“At UT Health San Antonio, we are proud of our sustained growth and impactful contributions to the biosciences,” said Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, vice president for research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. “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.”

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 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 that have been 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 five 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.

Additional links: Fastest-rising U.S. institutions for research output – UT Health Science Center San Antonio ranks 6th in top 10 nationally – UT Health San Antonio (uthscsa.edu)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is one of the country’s leading health science universities and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. With missions of teaching, research, patient care and community engagement, its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions, graduate biomedical sciences and public health have graduated more than 43,886 alumni who are leading change, advancing their fields and renewing hope for patients and their families throughout South Texas and the world. To learn about the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit UTHealthSA.org.

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