Special Programs


The goal of the Center is to increase the public’s healthy years of life by promoting high-quality clinical research and by advancing the application of this research in preventing illness and reducing suffering, disability, and premature death.

The mission of the Children’s Learning Institute is to create a quality learning environment for all children through classroom curriculum, teacher mentoring, clinical programs and applied research.

Texas TIPS is a free and confidential telephone counseling service that provides information about exposures related to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The mission of the Lactation Foundation support center is to enable mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals by providing specialized breastfeeding assistance in a nurturing environment.

The purpose of the program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.