Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
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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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
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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Meet Dell Med
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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Texas Health CoLab

Texas Health CoLab at Dell Medical School is a hub for product innovation and entrepreneurship. It supports a wide range of innovators including clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, faculty, staff and students. Programs provide resources for innovators interested in commercializing an invention, launching a company or collaborating with industry partners.

Interior of the Health Discovery Building.

The lobby of the Health Discovery Building at Dell Med.

Primary Objectives

  1. Enable a robust health innovation ecosystem in the region
  2. Support the advancement of products and services that enable Dell Med’s mission
  3. Contribute to the long-term financial sustainability of Dell Med

Texas Health Catalyst

Texas Health Catalyst supports researchers and inventors in accelerating the translation of innovations to health products.

Hosted in collaboration with the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Office of Technology Commercialization at The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Health Catalyst aims to:

  • Identify promising innovations, from devices to treatments to initiatives in digital health, diagnostics and imaging that have the potential to improve the value of care;
  • Offer customized guidance from industry and clinical experts to help translate innovative concepts toward the clinic; and
  • Provide milestone-based seed funding for exceptional projects that fit with strategic priorities of Dell Med and have the potential to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs and/or enhance the experience of patients, families, caregivers and health care providers.

WorkSpaces @ Texas Health CoLab

The WorkSpaces @ Texas Health CoLab are co-location spaces in the Health Discovery Building at Dell Med that bring together world-class research and technology capabilities and people passionate about improving health through multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The Texas Health CoLab team accepts WorkSpaces applicants from around the world and provides non-dilutive support to innovative companies that target health care challenges of interest to Dell Med.

Texas Health CoLab Learning Series

The Texas HealthCoLab Learning Series offers classes, seminars and immersive workshops that are open to all Texas Health CoLab participants as well as the general public.

The series covers major trends in health care like precision medicine, digital health, big data and artificial intelligence. Events feature subject matter experts from a variety of fields, including product development, venture capital, privacy and data issues, and regulatory and patent law.