Building Research Support in Washington
Ken Bentsen listens as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison tells guests at a Sept. 12 reception in Washington, D.C., about the Senator Lloyd Bentsen Center for Stroke Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Lloyd Bentsen spent nearly 50 years in public service in the House and Senate and served as treasury secretary during the Clinton administration. He suffered a series of disabling strokes in 1998 and died in May 2006.
Photos by J Street
In conversation with Lan Bentsen, right, are Pete Geren, Undersecretary of the Army, left, and Mike Pate, managing partner, Bracewell Guiliani. The Bentsen family's $1 million to establish the Senator Lloyd Bentsen Center for Stroke Research within the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases is allowing the UT Health Science Center to expand research into the debilitating effects of stroke, the third leading cause of death in the United States.