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, June 14, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on Retirement of Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner
In his more than 25 years of dedicated service to the people of Texas, Tom Suehs has worked tirelessly to improve the health and wellbeing of families across the state. During his tenure as Texas Health and Human Services executive commissioner, Tom helped steer the the health and human services enterprise through significant and much-needed reforms, ensuring our taxpayer dollars are used effectively and efficiently to help our most vulnerable Texans.
Friday, May 25, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Creating More Than 300 Jobs in Tyler
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state is investing $1.3 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Centene Corp. to open its third U.S. claims center in Tyler. Contingent upon completion of a local incentive package, Centene will create more than 300 jobs and $15 million in capital investment.
Monday, April 30, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry’s Press Secretary Regarding WHP Injunction
Texas has a long history of protecting life, and we are confident in Attorney General Abbott's appeal to defend the will of Texans and our state law, which prohibits taxpayer funds from supporting abortion providers and affiliates in the Women's Health Program, Gov. Perry's Press Secretary Catherine Frazier said.
Monday, March 26, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Obamacare
Today is a landmark moment in the ongoing struggle against the Obama Administration's continued pattern of massive federal overreach and consolidation of power, as well as the resulting erosion of individual liberties, Gov. Perry said.
Friday, March 23, 2012 Austin, Texas Noteworthy
Obamacare: Nothing to Celebrate
Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law his vision of health care reform, a far-ranging and ever-more-expensive collection of price fixing and individual mandates that will forever be known as Obamacare. Now, according to tradition, cotton is known as the gift for a second anniversary. But what do you get a federal government that wants to control everything? Unfortunately, the answer is more of your hard earned tax dollars.