Who We Are
The Hoffman Foundation
The Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Foundation is a Texas nonprofit corporation (501c3) established in 2013. Its four-member board of directors has general responsibility for overseeing foundation operations, including its grant-making decisions. Mrs. Hoffman formed the foundation during her lifetime, and supplemented it with additional funding in her will. In accordance with her wishes, the Foundation supports education, outreach, and research on Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) at UT Health San Antonio in Texas.
What We Do
We are developing a pipeline of knowledgeable health professionals who recognize and address the complex challenges people with TILT face.
Improve health outcomes through Environmental House Calls. We do this by identifying environmental triggers, best practices for prevention and intervention, and potential biological markers.
Expand awareness and understanding of TILT targeted messages to professional groups who need to recognize and understand this phenomenon, ultimately making TILT a household word.
UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio is one of six University of Texas System academic health science centers, and one of the largest and most diverse. The university is located in the seventh largest city in the United Sates, the second largest city in Texas, and the seat of Bexar County. UT Health San Antonio serves the 53,000-square-mile area of South Texas, covering 39 counties and stretching west and south to the Texas/Mexico border. This catchment area encompasses 13 of the poorest counties in the United States, with the majority of the counties designated as Medically Underserved and Health Professional Shortage Areas. We have eight campuses in four cities near the Texas/Mexico border: San Antonio, Harlingen, Laredo and Edinburg. UT Health San Antonio has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and is home to the only medical school in San Antonio and South Texas, but is currently leading the efforts to open a second medical school in South Texas. In 2009, the university received national recognition as one of the top five medical schools in the country for Hispanic students, and as the top school in Texas for the number of medical degrees earned by Hispanics.
UT Health San Antonio’s mission and community role is to educate a diverse workforce of health care providers and scientists; engage in research to improve human health; provide state-of-the-art clinical care; enhance community health awareness and practices; and address health disparities. Faculty and students provide more than $23 million per year in uncompensated health care to the medically indigent, and serve as the health safety net for the city’s most vulnerable populations. As the sole academic health center in South Texas, UT Health San Antonio is dedicated to addressing barriers to health care and ensuring that quality, culturally competent care is delivered to the people of South Texas and beyond. Our comprehensive approach embraces all elements of our mission, from expanded education to inclusive research.