General Donation

To make a general donation to the Kelsey Research Foundation, donate below. 

KRF-UTHealth Center for Microbiome Research

The KRF-UTHealth Center for Microbiome Research conducts clinical research focused on restoring the intestinal microbiome to treat a variety of disorders including recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and obesity in patients with fatty liver disease. This program is conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School. *To learn more about the Microbiome Center, click here.

Bob and Vivian Smith Epilepsy Program

Established in 1988, the Epilepsy Education and Research Program demystifies epilepsy by teaching patients and their family members and friends about this neurological disorder. Staff provides information about what it means to have epilepsy, medical testing and diagnosis, seizure recognition and first aid, medications and side effects, practical tips on reducing the frequency of seizures, and pregnancy and epilepsy. This free consultation service is funded by the Bob and Vivian Smith Foundation. The Epilepsy Program also develops and conducts research to improve the clinical management of epilepsy. *To learn more about the Bob and Vivian Smith Epilepsy Education and Research Program, click here. 

Joe and Jessie Crump Cancer Program

A Joint Program of the Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Established in 1983, the mission of the Cancer Center, a joint program of the Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, is to improve the quality of cancer care and health outcomes of patients with cancer at Kelsey-Seybold. The Cancer Center continues to develop and maintain integrated programs in cancer education, prevention, patient care and research. These programs assure that patients and family members receive the highest quality health services available and provide clinicians with up-to-date information and research findings to prevent and treat this multifaceted disease. *To learn more about the Joe and Jessie Crump Cancer Center, click here. 


Kelsey Research Endowment

The Kelsey Research Endowment supports new research initiatives in collaboration with physicians and scientists at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Texas Medical Center.



To make a gift to any of the above programs, you may also contact the Kelsey Research Foundation at 713-442-1214.