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, January 11, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on the Rejection of Planned Parenthood’s Attempt to Derail Texas Women’s Health Program
Gov. Rick Perry released a statement regarding the state district court’s decision to deny Planned Parenthood’s request to participate in the Texas Women’s Health Program.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Call for Moratorium on CPRIT Grants Until Concerns at Agency are Addressed
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today sent a letter to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee, calling on the agency to fully address concerns that have been raised about its organization before any future grants are awarded.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Houston, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Initiatives to Protect Life
Friday, November 23, 2012 Austin, Texas Editorial
Saying No to a Really Bad Idea
It’s really far past time for us to call Obamacare what it truly is: an unprecedented government overreach into every American's life, forcing higher costs onto individuals, practitioners, employers and state governments in lieu of actually fixing our healthcare system.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas Will Not Implement State Insurance Exchange Under Obamacare
Gov. Rick Perry, in a follow-up letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, reiterated Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. The deadline to inform the federal government of a state's intention regarding a state exchange is November 16.