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, April 29, 2009 Speech
Gov. Perry Congratulates Torch Run Participants
Margaret Larsen (President/CEO, Special Olympics Texas), Jan Sartain (Chairman, Board of Directors at Special Olympics Texas), Ronnie Farrell, Heather Alderete, and Gov. Rick Perry launch the Special Olympics Torch Run Kickoff.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Press Release
Gov. Perry Receives AMA Nathan Davis Award
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry yesterday received the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service for his leadership in reforming Texas’ tort system. Named for the founding father of the AMA, the award recognizes elected and career officials in federal, state or municipal service whose outstanding contributions have promoted the art and science of medicine and improved public health.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas’ Relative Strength a Result of Principled Decisions
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus open for Governor Rick Perry, who gives his 2009 State of the State Address.
Thursday, January 22, 2009 Speech
Gov. Perry Addresses the Texas Hospital Association
"I am fully aware of the important role that hospitals play in our country, both as front-line providers of the world’s best healthcare, and as economic development engines in our communities. Your facilities, which are a lot like self-contained cities, are often a microcosm of the challenges faced by our cities and our state."
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Press Release
Gov. Perry Challenges Governors to Participate in 'Capitol Steps'
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has challenged governors from 49 other states to participate in the “Capitol Steps Challenge,” a two-week contest intended to lead the charge to combat obesity in America. Also speaking in this video are Albert Hawkins (Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services) and Sean Forbes (President, Virgin Healthmiles).