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UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Breaks Ground

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health recently broke ground on a 10-story, 350,000 SF tower in the Texas Medical Center. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to transform the lives and health of the community through the new facility's education and research initiatives.

Located in the Texas Medical Center’s Helix Park, the tower will house research laboratories and distance-learning technology, an auditorium, a teaching kitchen for its dietetic interns, collaborative spaces, and classrooms in support of the school’s broad range of disciplines including epidemiology, genetics, nutrition, health policy, data science, and health promotion.

“The new building reflects our bold thinking as we pioneer radical solutions for imminent and future health challenges while giving our students the tools and resources to improve the health of Texas,” said Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., dean of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, M. David Low Chair in Public Health, and Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics.

The project is expected to reach substantial completion in June 2026.