November 28, 2011 - Dr. Ronald DePinho, President of MD Anderson Cancer Center
May 30, 2011 - Dr. Howard Marcus
September 1, 2009 - Dr. Leonel Vela - Regional Dean, UT Health Science Center
August 27, 2009 - Dean Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN - University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston
June 3, 2009 - Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson, World-Renowned Medical Researcher
Governor Perry has led the effort to invest millions of dollars in biotechnology and the health care of tomorrow, leveraging the Emerging Technology Fund to help get new technology, treatments and cures to market more quickly. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, funded by Texas voters in 2007, will distribute $3 billion in funding to fight cancer over the next 10 years. Through common sense laws and the spirit of innovation, Texas is well-positioned for the future of health care.
» The governor ceremonially signed Senate Bill 98, which establishes a health science center and medical school in South Texas.
News & Announcements
Friday, February 14, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding President Obama’s Comments about Obamacare and Texas
Obamacare has been a complete failure. Rather than pointing fingers, President Obama should scrap his failed system and give states the flexibility they need to ensure people have long-term access to quality care. Medicaid is a broken system -- a fact President Obama has conceded in the past -- and pouring millions more people into a system that's already creaking from the strain is far from a long-term solution.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on President’s Visit to Texas
President Obama deceived the American people by promising that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it, but millions of Americans are now discovering that simply isn’t true.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Appeals Court Lifting HB 2 Injunction
Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to grant an emergency stay lifting the injunction against House Bill 2: Today's decision affirms our right to protect both the unborn and the health of the women of Texas. We will continue doing everything we can to protect a culture of life in our state.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Lift CPRIT Grant Moratorium
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today authorized the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to resume grant operations and finalize remaining contracts. The decision was made following a strict review of the agency’s processes and the passage of major reforms in the 83rd Regular Session.
Monday, October 28, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Abortion Law Ruling
Today’s decision will not stop our ongoing efforts to protect life and ensure the women of our state aren’t exposed to any more of the abortion-mill horror stories that have made headlines recently. We will continue fighting to implement the laws passed by the duly-elected officials of our state, laws that reflect the will and values of Texans.