Methodist's primary academic affiliates are top-ranked Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Methodist also has affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and University of Texas Medical Branch.
Smart collaborations like these bring great value to our community, both in measurable results today, and in greater opportunities tomorrow. We believe the results we will achieve together with our partners will have a far greater impact upon our city than the same project undertaken by one of us alone. Together, we will expand health science and medical education programs and enhance health care for the community.
Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Since June 23, 2004 Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and The Methodist Hospital have made great strides in a historic medical affiliation that will benefit residents of New York and Texas. Under the terms of the 30-year agreement, The Methodist Hospital's primary affiliation will be with Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
The affiliation enables the three internationally renowned institutions to collaborate to ensure a rapid exchange of ideas, providing high-quality patient care, cutting-edge clinical and biomedical research, and the most innovative medical education and training of future physicians and biomedical scientists.These three institutions share the highest commitment to providing the best care for our patients – as well as the best training for young physicians through our residency programs for graduate medical education. Weill Cornell and New York-Presbyterian are working with us to develop a strong residency program to give our residents the best possible training experience.
Building a medical and scientific bridge between the North and South, this alliance offers unique opportunities to enhance health care for diverse patient populations and for fostering new initiatives across the spectrum of academic medicine, including clinical trials, international medicine, national health-care policy, outcomes research, and graduate medical education.
We share with Weill Cornell and NewYork-Presbyterian an approach to health care that places the needs of the patient and family at the center of an experience that surely involves more advanced technology, shorter hospital stays, and the capability for more outpatient procedures.
Together, we will have the facilities, the resources, and the people to rapidly bring our research to the patient's bedside. When three strong institutions work together to be even stronger, it is good for the nation, our community, the Texas Medical Center, and our patients.
Baylor College of Medicine
Training the next generations of physicians and having a strong residency program is essential to fulfill our mission of research, patient care and education.
Methodist is an adult teaching site for Baylor College of Medicine. Methodist supports approximately 130 Baylor residents and plans to collaborate with Baylor on academics and clinical care well into the future.
Methodist and Baylor currently work together to support several outstanding programs, such as such as Cell and Gene Therapy, the Breast Center, Multi-organ Transplant Center, the Menninger Clinic and Urology.
The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) was established by The Methodist Hospital, in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, to provide the infrastructure of research, manufacturing and clinical care needed to develop and apply innovative and cost-effective cellular and genetic treatment options. The comprehensive approach of the Center brings a wide variety of scientists and clinicians together from the Texas Medical Center to develop strategies for the treatment of cancer, HIV and cardiovascular disease.
The Multi-Organ Transplant Center was established to create the optimal environment for solid organ and tissue transplantation at Baylor College of Medicine and, specifically, The Methodist Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. The Transplant Center is a unique organization that spans departmental and section lines, allowing efficient utilization of necessary personnel, college and hospital resources.
The Menninger Clinic, nationally recognized as one of the best psychiatric hospitals in the country, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital in Houston in the spring of 2003. Menninger's affiliation with Baylor and Methodist ensures that we will continue to fulfill our core mission of providing patient care, training future clinicians, and conducting innovative research.
Students from The Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine now complete their advanced residency at The Menninger Clinic. These trainees maintain rigorous schedules, including both coursework and patient care under the supervision of internationally renowned clinicians.
A partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, the urology service at Methodist is comprised of a team of more than 20 board certified physicians - all leaders in the field of urology. This team brings vast experience and a commitment to excellence, both individually and collectively, to the care and treatment of each patient. Our patients benefit from the collaboration resulting in leading-edge treatments as well as some of today's most sophisticated technology and advanced research, all within a compassionate environment.
University of Houston
The Methodist Hospital and the University of Houston System (UHS) established a 30-year alliance between our two highly respected institutions to share resources, educational opportunities and participate jointly in research efforts and technology transfer in the health sciences. Drawing on the University of Houston's excellence in science, we can accelerate our own research and significantly improve the quality of health care for Houstonians and increase biomedical knowledge for the world.
The agreement calls for TMH and UHS to share facilities at both institutions for research, training and the education of health professionals, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and interns/residents. Faculty members of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) and of UHS will be eligible for appointments at both institutions, which will bring some of the world's best scientists and top researchers to Houston and Texas.
This affiliation between a comprehensive research university and an academic medical center is the model for the future. It is through such partnerships that we can quickly and effectively translate cutting edge biomedical science into new therapies and prevention strategies for patients.The strong ties between mathematical and physical science and academic medicine are vitally important. This partnership will provide UH and Methodist's better access to unique and limited resources in our community, such as state-of-the-art imaging equipment, lab spaces, and intellectual talent.
The collaboration also will enhance research under way by the Cullen College of Engineering and psychology, vision science and biology/biochemistry departments at UH, which have extensive programs to study the neurosciences. By affiliating with Methodist, UH will have ready access to some of the most advanced technology available in the country. In addition, UH's pharmacy, social work, psychology and optometry students can participate in internships at Methodist, an important resource for both institutions. And in the spring 2005 semester, the UH Bauer College of Business will begin offering its executive MBA program on site at Methodist, with the program available to institutions throughout the Texas Medical Center.
The University of Houston has strong pharmacy and pharmacology programs, excellent infectious disease and neurosciences programs, and a highly reputed mathematical modeling program. These dovetail with The Methodist Hospital's clinical strengths in imaging, neurosciences, and infectious disease as well as emerging research in areas such as bioinformatics, proteomics, and genomics. The Methodist Hospital's recently launched Research Institute will benefit from the expertise at UH in the physical sciences.
Together, we will further our contributions to the advancement of education, work force development, medical research and health care for the communities we serve.
Texas A&M University
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute's vivarium has established an agreement with The Institute for Biosciences and Technology at Texas A&M University System Health Science Center to manage the Institute's vivarium. This will provide for exceptional and uninterrupted service for research protocols underway at Methodist.
The Institute for Biosciences and Technology (IBT), a component of the Texas A&M University System, provides the managerial oversight of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) animal care and use program including the animal facilities. In addition, IBT operates the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that performs review and oversight of all animal related protocols, facility inspections, internal & external reporting requirements.
A&M will provide managerial oversight for the facilities and will operate the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) program for TMHRI. The Comparative Medicine Program group at Texas A&M University in College Station will provide full support of the Methodist animal care and use program through consultation, investigator training, and clinical services.
University of Texas Medical Branch
In 1988, The Methodist Hospital agreed to provide graduate medical education experiences for trainees of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Recently, both parties updated this agreement, which was extended for 10 years, to continue such rotations and to allow Methodist residents and fellows to rotate to UTMB. Currently, TMH hosts residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology and most recently a medical student on a Neurosurgery clinical rotation. Additional affiliations at the program levels are expected to include other specialties at Methodist.