Online Gifts

Your Investment in Public Health

Thank you for considering a donation to the School of Public Health. These areas have been selected by as priorities that will further the mission of the school to promote health and prevent disease through education, research, and community service. To use this convenient method for making your contribution, please click the appropriate link below.

Dean’s Excellence Fund
Your investment in the Dean s Excellence Fund at The UT School of Public Health is an investment in public health with a potential to touch millions of lives. The excellence fund allows the dean to seize unexpected opportunities as they arise. This may be assistance with expenses for student conference presentations or funds for innovative but unbudgeted research. The Dean’s Excellence Fund allows the flexibility necessary for our students and school to remain competitive and to maximize potentials. Your gift will help ensure a healthy future.

Student Scholarships
Your donation to scholarships ensures that the UT School of Public Health will attract exceptional students to serve as the future leaders in public health. We currently face a shortage of trained public health professionals who provide preventive care and early intervention in chronic or emerging disease. Your support means that qualified students can complete the graduate education and specialized training required of those committed to serving our communities even when the cost of graduate education may be beyond their personal means. A scholarship of $25,000 or more will be named in honor of the donor to forever acknowledge the commitment to student education and public health.

Student Assistance Fund
Your gift to the Student Assistance Fund assists masters and doctoral students in paying for the expense of conducting requisite thesis or dissertation research, presenting findings at conferences and necessary travel to professional meetings. At this important juncture in a student’s educational career, expenses can be overwhelming and your support is truly appreciated.

Innovative Research Fund
Effective treatment of hypertension may be customized through genetic research. An association has been discovered between diabetes and susceptibility to tuberculosis. Obesity is often a precursor of diabetes. Our school was selected to coordinate the national network of stem cell-related treatment of cardiovascular disease. The effect of air pollution on the health of Houstonians is reported to the mayor. These and many more discoveries are transforming our lives and promising an improved quality of life for us, our children and our grandchildren. Your gift to the School of Public Health Research Fund provides initial funding for new research which will address current threats to our health. These early research results are important in competing for federal research grants, and your gift can provide the otherwise unavailable resources for innovation and public health advances.

James H. Steele Lecture Series
Your gift is in memory of Dr. James H. Steele. The James H. Steele Lecture Series brings together expert speakers from the field of epidemiology with current and future health professionals and recognizes Dr. Steele as a leader in public health.

James H. Steele, D.V.M. Professorship
Your gift is in memory of Dr. James H. Steele. The James H. Steele, D.V.M. Professorship recognizes the impact Dr. Steele has had in the area of infectious diseases common to humans and animals.

Keith D. Burau Memorial Scholarship
Your gift is in memory of Dr. Keith D. Burau. His special joy was in his role as a mentor of students. The Keith D. Burau Scholarship will be awarded to a UTSPH student with exceptional promise.

R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. Chair in Infectious Diseases or Global Health
Your gift is in memory of former UTSPH Dean, Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. (1936-2012). The Chair in Infectious Diseases or Global Health will be awarded to a senior investigator interested in one or more of the following: epidemiology, infectious diseases and global public health. Priority is given to scientists who actively work in the developing world of Asia, Africa or Latin America.

R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. Travel Award in International Research
Your gift is in memory of former UTSPH Dean, Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. (1936-2012). The Travel Award in International Research is to be given to students from the University of Texas School of Public Health working on important public health issues in a developing country of Asia, Africa or Latin America. The fund will also be used to support graduate students, post-doctoral students or junior faculty from a developing country working with faculty of the SPH in Houston or in one of the Regional Campuses.

R.Palmer Beasley, M.D. Faculty Award in Innovations in Science and Public Health
Your gift is in memory of former UTSPH Dean, Dr. R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. (1936-2012). The Faculty Award in Innovations in Science and Public Health will be awarded to a UTSPH faculty member who exemplifies innovation research in public health.

Online giving is also available for the Dell Center for Healthy Living and the Institute for Health Policy.

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
The research and health promotion activities of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living are funded by gifts from individuals, foundations or corporations and by grants from government and state agencies. Your contribution will help support our mission of serving as a state, national and international leader in the promotion of healthy living among children and families. Every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in our vision of Healthy Children in a Healthy World. Donations may be made through The University of Texas School of Public Health secure online giving.

Institute for Health Policy
The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) and the Research Into Action initiative are improving public health through better knowledge translation (KT), the idea that research will improve health practices and policy decision-making and that evidence-based decision-making about health is superior to current practice. Your gift to IHP will enable us to address large-scale public health issues with evidence-based programs and policies that have proven effective. Philanthropic gifts provide necessary funds for such things as fellowships that provide unparalleled experience for future health care professionals and discretionary funds to allow our team to respond to unexpected opportunities. Our top goal is to have effective KT become the norm. Your support will help us set the standard in public health research and practice our nation’s quality of life and economic future depend on it.