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, May 19, 2010 Houston, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Great Institutions Join Forces to Fight Cancer
Friday, April 30, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Decision on Temporary High-Risk Pool
Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius notifying her that the State of Texas cannot today commit to operating a new temporary high-risk pool program due to the lack of program rules or reliable federal funding.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Abilene, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Emphasizes Importance of Nurse Training Programs in Texas
Monday, March 29, 2010 North Richland Hills, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas’ Economy Continues to Have a Strong Foundation
Sunday, March 21, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Passage of Federal Health Care Bill
Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the passage of the federal health care bill: "Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America. As passed by the U.S. House, the bill will cost Texas taxpayers billions more, and drive our nation much deeper into debt. Congress's backroom deals and parliamentary maneuvers undermined the public trust and increased cynicism in our political process. Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to fight this federal excess and find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from this gross federal overreach."