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
Monday, January 27, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $19.3 Million in Federal Funds For Allison Damage
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas will receive more than $19.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Houston’s medical institutions continue to repair damage caused Tropical Storm Allison in June 2001.
Friday, January 24, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Designates Emergency Issues for 78th Texas Legislature
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today officially designated insurance and medical malpractice reform as emergency issues for the 78th Texas Legislature. The governor's designation allows state lawmakers to begin work on these issues within the session's first 60 days.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Medical Malpractice Reform To Be Emergency Issue In Legislative Session
McALLEN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that he will declare medical malpractice reform an emergency issue when the 78th Texas Legislature convenes in January. The governor's action assures medical malpractice reform, along with homeowners insurance, will be at the top of the legislative agenda for state lawmakers.
Friday, September 27, 2002 Press Release
Executive Order Asks State Agencies to Allow Workers To Take Time Off to Give Blood
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today urged Texans to donate blood to ease shortages across the state. The governor also signed an executive order encouraging state agencies to allow employees to take time off to donate blood.
Thursday, September 26, 2002 Executive Order
RP19 - Relating to the current appeal for blood donations in Texas