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2 March 2010
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to congratulate the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) for being approved for full membership in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Texas Medical Center President and CEO Richard E. Wainerdi said of the decision to include UTMB in the Texas Medical Center, “We are proud to have The University of Texas Medical Branch join the Texas Medical Center as its 49th member institution. As a member of the Texas Medical Center, UTMB will be collaborating more closely with other member institutions and this relationship will further increase the combined level of expertise that will be a material benefit to citizens throughout Texas and beyond.”
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Working closely with UTMB as I do, I am not surprised that it has been asked to join the University of Texas Medical Center. The people of UTMB are consistently working to improve the lives and health of Texans and all Americans.
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UTMB is one of the major centers of medical research in Texas and in the nation. UTMB features a multidisciplinary environment that enables scientists and clinicians to work on projects that often have immediate application to patient care. Among UTMB’s areas of strength are neuroscience; pain management and stroke treatment; gastrointestinal health; environmental health and asthma; infectious diseases; vaccine development; cancer; molecular medicine; aging; and diabetes. Among its numerous activities, UTMB hosts summer science programs for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to help encourage and develop the research workforce of tomorrow.
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While UTMB’s research program is impressive, many Texans primarily think of UTMB as a leading provider of quality health care. This is because UTMB offers services ranging from primary to specialized diagnostic care. Particularly impressive is UTMB’s pioneering telemedicine programs.
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In conclusion, Madam Speaker, I congratulate the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for being asked to join the University of Texas Medical Center. I also extend my gratitude, on behalf of all the people of my district, for all that the people of UTMB are doing in both the field of medical research and in delivering quality health care to the people of Texas.