Accelerate Research

Getting innovative treatments to patients faster

Translating discoveries from the lab to actual treatments and cures is a glacial process. Houston Methodist does it differently: our research strategies and innovations can reduce decades to years. Ways you can support research include funding for transformational research, laboratories, funds and clinician scientists.

Leverage Your Gift | Translational Research Initiative (TRI)

TRI is a unique philanthropic program with an entrepreneurial slant. A gift to the TRI funds innovative research focused on bold ideas ready to move from the lab to the clinic.

With TRI1 complete, we have launched TRI2 through the generosity of the Jerold B. Katz Foundation. Our goal is to raise a total of $10 million to launch a new series of investigations with the potential to change the lives of patients quickly. A gift to TRI leverages philanthropic dollars for sustainability and greater impact—multiplying the impact of each contribution. Once complete, a generous commitment from Paula & Rusty Walter will launch TRI3.

Research Laboratory

Research Fund

Clinician Scientists

Research Laboratory

An endowment to support a research laboratory propels a priority program forward by providing a base of funding that can be drawn from in perpetuity. Such funds can recruit and support leading scientists and purchase advanced equipment and materials.

Research Fund

The designated research fund provides resources for physicians and scientists to explore novel but promising areas of research. This stability provides the platform for innovation and medical discovery, often resulting in data that leads to federal grants to advance a field.

Clinician Scientists

Clinician scientist positions serve to recruit, retain and develop specialists who possess a blend of talent and devotion to bridge research and clinical practice. These positions are awarded to early-stage clinical investigators to develop an independent research program while maintaining clinical activities.

Thanks to You

$ 349 M
$ 500 M
Attract Brilliance
24% of goal
Accelerate Research
53% of goal
Train Superstars
12% of goal
Promote Healing
11% of goal


Read more about or friends and benefactors whose leadership and generosity have helped to build our legacy and take this next step forward.

Elaine and Marvy Finger

As Dr. Dale Hamilton leads Elaine and Marvy Finger on a tour of his new laboratory on the 11th floor of the Houston…
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Jerold B. Katz Foundation

Jerold B. Katz has three small signs that sit prominently on his vast desk, all serving as beacons into the soul of the…
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The Cockrell Foundation

Mr. Ernest H. Cockrell, longtime Methodist supporter and a life member of the hospital’s board of directors, was…
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