The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas.
It was established in 1891 with one building and under 50 students; today UTMB has on its campus over 70 buildings, including a Shriners hospital for children victims of burn trauma, and enrolls over 2,500 students.
in 2003 UTMB was selected to receive funding to construct a $150 million National Biocontainment Laboratory on its campus, one of only two in the United States and the only one on a university campus. It houses several Biosafety Level 4 research laboratories, where studies on highly infectious materials can be carried out safely.
It has schools of medicine, nursing, allied health professions, and a graduate school of biomedical sciences, as well as an institute for medical humanities.
Established in 1891 as the University of TexasMedical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 2,500 students and more than 1,000 faculty.
The 84-acre campus includes four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, an affiliated Shriners Burns Hospital, and numerous research facilities.
UTMB is a component of the University of Texas System.
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