UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Building a Healthy Houston
Texas has more medically uninsured residents than anywhere else in the country. Our neighbors are more likely to have major health issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and are less likely to be screened for cancer. As the University of Houston makes strides, so does the city and vice versa. Creating a healthier Houston is one of the “Here, We Go” Campaign’s major goals.
With your support, UH will provide greater health outcomes for the community through the new Health 2. The space gathers a scholarly community of esteemed national experts in diabetes, obesity, biomedical engineering, behavioral health, nursing, optometry, and pharmaceutical health at the University.
Why Health 2?
Providing expanded space is critical to accommodate our robust pharmacy program and research community, and to support an underserved population in need of critical health care services. Located in the University of Houston Health District, Health 2 integrates teaching, research, and clinical programs in the second phase of the development of the University of Houston’s biomedical campus.
Answering the Need
The nine-story, 300,000-square-foot multidisciplinary academic health care center provides a new home for the College of Pharmacy, as well as expanded research space for the UH Division of Research. These consolidated lab facilities will promote critical workforce training in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors. They include specialized research and teaching labs, faculty offices, an expanded Health Sciences Library and a mix of teaching spaces. The facility offers direct connections to adjoining Health Sciences buildings on four floors.
Furthermore, Health 2 will strengthen UH’s relationships with collaborators — particularly Texas Medical Center institutions. It will not only better prepare the future workforce, but will offer collaborators additional space-specific functional areas, expanding into new and underdeveloped areas of research. It will also enable new partnerships that benefit students, faculty, health care providers and, ultimately, individual patients and entire communities.
Naming opportunities exist for all floors of Health 2 – and also for individual classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms and computer/study areas. Naming an area of one of the University’s newest facilities will show your commitment to UH’s “Here, We Go” Campaign and its goal of creating a healthy Houston.
For more information, contact:
Chief Development Officer
The first and second floor will house the Student Health Center and Student Health Pharmacy.
Large classrooms, with enough capacity for 200 students at a time, exist on the third floor and will be used primarily by the College of Pharmacy.
Spaces for students to gather abound on the fourth through seventh floors.