MaryRoss Taylor Gifts $1M to UH Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality

MaryRoss Taylor, a longtime supporter of the University of Houston and pioneer for feminist causes, says her father instilled in her the value of “doing good within your community.” Motivated by his words, Taylor has gifted the University $1 million to establish an endowed professorship in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality, as well as fund future IRWGS projects.

Cullen Trust for Health Care Gift to Launch Direct Primary Care Clinic

With a $1 million gift from The Cullen Trust for Health Care, the University of Houston College of Medicine (UHCOM) will open a low-cost direct primary care clinic on the campus of Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital, the first in a planned network of clinics aimed at increasing access to care for those without health insurance. The Greater Houston region has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation, a challenging issue that increases the overall costs of health care for everyone.

Holdeman Legacy Gift Supports UH College of Medicine Future Success

Long-Time UH Leaders Establish an Endowed Professorship/Chair and Endowed Scholarships for Future Medical Students.


The College of Medicine will join the University of Houston as its 15th academic college, admitting 30 students in its inaugural class in 2020. Our goal is for at least 50 percent of each graduating class to practice primary care specialties — a crucial point of difference that will truly set the College apart from its local and national counterparts.