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, May 09, 2008 Press Release
State Leaders Announce Emerging Technology Fund Investment in Trauma Care Research
AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Tom Craddick today announced a $5 million investment through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to recruit leading scientists and surgeons in trauma care and next-generation medical technologies to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H) for the newly-created Center for Transitional Injury Research (CeTIR).
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Speech
Texans Finding a Cure for Cancer
Friday, April 25, 2008 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry: It's Never Too Early, and Never Too Late, To Make A Commitment to Healthy Living
Thursday, March 27, 2008 Press Release
Gov. Perry Touts Texas’ Efforts to Reform Health Care System
HOUSTON — Speaking to an audience of medical professionals and community leaders at the Ibn Sina Community Medical Center, Gov. Rick Perry today emphasized the importance of changing societal paradigms from hospital-based care to encouraging preventive care. The governor also touted the state’s efforts to decrease the number of uninsured Texans by creating a health insurance assistance program for those individuals who cannot afford it on their own.
Thursday, March 27, 2008 Speech
Ibn Sina Clinic Anniversary Celebration