On Oct. 5, 1891, the founding members of the University of Texas Medical Department met for the first time—in Old Red—with 23 medical students and 13 faculty members. True pioneers, they set out to change the course of Texas medicine, with
a mission to improve health through education, research and patient care.
Little did they know that UTMB would become a bustling center for scientific inquiry, a training ground for the future of medicine, nursing, health professions and biomedical research, and a catalyst for improving the health of society.
UTMB’s story is one of resilience, of the never-ending drive for excellence, of innovation and collaboration. We mark this momentous 130th year and celebrate our rich history and legacy.
We welcomed all Students, Faculty and Staff
to events hosted on all four campuses in October.
We also visited offsite clinics & CMC throughout the month of October to mark the festivities
and share commemorative lanyards & cookies.