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
Thursday, July 31, 2003 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Directs TDH to Implement Plan to Increase Immunization Rates
Gov. Rick Perry today signed an executive order directing the Texas Department of Health (TDH) to expedite implementation of a statewide plan to increase childhood immunization rates in Texas.
Thursday, July 31, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Urges Democrats to Return, Pass Medicaid Rate Relief
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today urged Democrat holdouts to return to the Texas Senate and pass important legislation to use new federal matching funds to provide Medicaid rate relief.
Thursday, July 31, 2003 Executive Order
RP25 - Relating to increasing the immunization rates for children in Texas.
Thursday, July 31, 2003 Speech
Gov. Perry Speaks at Texas Hospital Association
Friday, July 18, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $29.1 Million Federal Award to Texas
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that Texas will receive a $29.1 million bonus from the federal government as a reward for the Texas Department of Human Services’ (DHS) accuracy in administering the federal Food Stamp Program.