Louisville-based insurer Humana is reportedly donating $15 million to the University of Houston as the facility plans to create a new medical school focused on population health.
The funding, according to a Fierce Healthcare report, will go toward the creation of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute.
According to the report, the school will takes its first class of students in 2020. Due to an anonymous gift to the tune of $3 million, the first 30 students will attend tuition-free.
The university worked to partner with Humana due to its focus on population health.
“We want our graduates to not just think about a single patient, but a population of patients and how to provide high-quality care to them at an acceptable cost,” UH College of Medicine Vice President of Medical Affairs/Founding Dean Stephen Spann told Fierce Healthcare.