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
Friday, June 04, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces TETF Investments in Four Houston Area Companies
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) is investing in four Houston area companies for the development and commercialization of their innovative technologies.
Thursday, June 03, 2010 San Antonio, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Highly Trained Veterans are an Asset to Our State
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