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
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Urges Support for Texas Driver Responsibility Program
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today urged support for legislation that would raise $1 billion for the state’s trauma care centers over the next five years by increasing fines on habitually bad drivers.
Thursday, May 15, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Signs Three Bills Important To Texas Future
Thursday, May 15, 2003 Speech
Gov. Perry Speaks at Bill Signing
Monday, March 24, 2003 Speech
Texas Daily Newspaper Association
It is all about our outlook. There are really three kinds of people: Some will say the glass is half empty. Others will say it is half full. And then there are folks with real analytical minds – mostly engineers, but also a handful of reporters – and they will say the glass is neither half full nor half empty, but twice as large as it needs to be.
Friday, March 21, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas Receives $81.6 Million for Bioterrorism Preparations
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas has been awarded $81.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help communities prepare for public health emergencies, including the possibility of bioterrorism.