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The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
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We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Health District

Graphic of Health District including Dell Med's Health Transformation Building and Health Discovery Building on Trinity Street as well as the Health Learning Building on 15th Street

A vibrant Health District is taking shape in downtown Austin, linking diverse partners who work to improve health in Central Texas. The nonprofit organization Capital City Innovation leads the development of the district which is anchored by Dell Medical School and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the school’s primary teaching hospital operated by Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension.

Still in its early stages, the Health District will evolve in the near future as Central Health redevelops its Brackenridge Campus to support better health and health care across Travis County.

Already, Dell Med is bringing together researchers, clinicians, innovators and entrepreneurs from across a wide range of disciplines to identify and tackle big challenges in health. The med school’s Texas Health CoLab is one access points for partnership — and The University of Texas at Austin offers many others.

Collaborative Work

From Discovery to Impact in Five Years

Science as usual is slow. But when it comes to research with the potential to improve health, delays can be a matter of life or death.

We Can Identify Cancer in 10 Seconds

What do you get when you connect leading scientists with health industry experts to innovate? Tools like a cancer-detecting “pen.”

Community Impact Update

While still in startup mode, Dell Med is making progress through formative partnerships and programs that benefit Central Texans.