Innovating for Health (i4Health) Institute

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The Drug Dynamics Institute is now the Innovating for Health (i4Health) Institute

The Innovating for Health (i4Health) Institute has launched at the University of Texas at Austin, shifting the focus of the former Drug Dynamics Institute within the College of Pharmacy. The institute exists to foster collaborative innovation both on campus, with individuals, and with organizations across the globe. Learn more at

Formerly known as the Drug Dynamics Institute, the i4Health Institute is a multi-disciplinary research center where scientists, educators, businesses, and regulatory specialists collaborate in finding solutions to a wide range of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and public health issues. The i4Health Institute brings together an extensive network of faculty and researchers to cultivate ideas and programs that enhance the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics.

Message from the Executive Director

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Medical innovations create novel solutions to complex diseases and healthcare issues. Now, more than ever, the ability to conduct pivotal proof of concept and preclinical testing is a vital force in developing state-of-the-art products and services that can be approved for human clinical trials.

The i4Health Institute is a collaborative center, bringing together extensive scientific expertise across industry, academia, and government partners.

The development of pharmaceutical and medical products is a rigorous and highly specialized process. We have developed tools to help industry, startups, and academic researchers move ideas from the lab into human clinical trials via preclinical evaluation and development (TherapeUTex), Good Laboratory Practices compliant facilities (UT Advance), and wet lab incubator facilities (UTech Dorm Room). We look forward to working with you and your team in bringing new innovations to patients.

Janet Walkow, Ph.D., Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer, i4Health