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.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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.
Health in the Landscape of Life
Enabling the healthscape, the ecosystem outside the clinic, requires improving the system to pay for health drivers.
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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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The 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.


Painstorming is a workshop-based process that convenes a group of key stakeholders to identify a clear problem statement. Stakeholders include community members experiencing specific health challenges, clinicians and caregivers who deliver care, health care administrators and industry and government leaders who adopt and pay for solutions.

Painstorming can improve the efficiency of patient hand-offs between providers.

Partnerships & Commercialization

Partnerships and Commercialization is the identification, development and execution of a viable commercialization plan in collaboration with strategic community and industry partners.