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
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $3.6 Million in FQHC Incubator Grants
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced more than $3.6 million in state incubator grants to assist communities in expanding health care services to low-income and uninsured Texans.
Monday, October 06, 2003 Speech
Let me say a word of thanks to a friend of many years…a mentor to me in Texas politics…and that is Senator Phil Gramm. Thank you for hosting this reception senator.
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $120 Million Grant for National Lab in Galveston
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has been awarded a $120 million grant to establish one of the first national biocontainment laboratories.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Speech
Gov. Perry Speaks at Heritage Foundation
I commend each of you here today—whether you are a distinguished board member, a policy analyst, or an intern grinding away in a cubicle—for the energy, ideas and idealism you have contributed to the cause. And that cause remains what it was the day Ronald Reagan first took the oath of office as our president: to spread the values of freedom, to champion the possibilities of the free enterprise system, and to limit the size, scope and mission of government.
Thursday, August 28, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $3.9 Million in Federal Grants to Expand Health Services
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas has been awarded almost $3.9 million in federal grants to expand health care services to low-income and uninsured Texans.