Elected Officials Visit UT Health Science Center at Houston
On Aug.26, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, Texas Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed legislation to improve the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program and provide resources for nursing programs to enroll more students across Texas. Looking on are State Representatives Lois Kolkhorst, the author of the bill, and Ellen Cohen, as well as members of the UT Health Science Center at Houston Development Board, Texas Medical Center leadership and students.
Congressman Gene Green, center, discusses the impact of health care reform on the Texas Medical Center during the National Health Care Reform Leadership Summit co-hosted by the health science center and the Harris County Medical Society on Aug. 31 in the Beth Robertson Auditorium at the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building. Congressmen John Culberson, left, and Michael McCaul, right, also attended the Summit.
State Sen. Florence Shapiro, left, receives an update on the latest activities at the health science center from Development Board member, Lan Bentsen, right, as fellow Development Board members George Farris, second from right, and Rodney Margolis, second from left, look on. As part of her visit to the health science center, Sen. Shapiro toured the Medical School and the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building, and concluded her visit by having lunch with health science center leadership and members of the Development Board. Sen. Shapiro is chair of the Senate Education Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee.