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, September 01, 2009 Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas is Improving Access to Health Care in the Valley
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas is Investing in the Future of Nursing
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Austin, Texas Editorial
Tort Reform is Essential to Healthcare Reform
Texas stands as a good example of how smart, responsible policy can help us take major steps toward fixing a damaged medical system, starting with legal reforms.
Thursday, August 06, 2009 Speech
Gov. Perry Speaks at American GI Forum
"Life for our service members, no matter what their background, is better too, as esprit de corps is strengthened by common purpose and shared freedom. Here in Texas, we are doing our best to support and honor our service members as they deploy from places like Fort Hood, Lackland Air Force Base or Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth to serve in theaters all over the world. I believe the legislative session we just concluded in Austin sends a strong message to veterans that they are not only valued but they are welcome here in Texas and we have their backs."
Friday, July 31, 2009 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: States Must Have the Power to Implement Effective Health Care Policies
Gov. Rick Perry, in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, today emphasized the state’s 10th Amendment authority to set effective health care policies for Texans. The governor reiterated his request for a federal Medicaid waiver that would allow Texas to pursue state-based solutions to provide more uninsured low-income Texans with insurance, reduce expensive emergency room visits for basic care and make it easier to buy into employer-sponsored insurance.