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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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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Samantha Thorpe


Samantha Thorpe joined The University of Texas at Austin in October 2020 as director of development, major gifts, for Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.

With nearly 14 years’ experience, she has had a varied career, working most recently for another UT institution, UTMB Health, where she served as a regional gift officer assisting the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in achieving their philanthropic goals. Prior to her time at UTMB Health, she spent over a decade at the capital campaign consulting firm Harriet C. Latimer and Associates, in Houston, where she was a development consultant. During her time at Latimer and Associates, she worked for over 25 nonprofit organizations in fields ranging from the arts to human services to health care.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Honors College at the University of Houston.

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Phone: (713) 249-8324