Business Journal names 2017 Health Care Heroes

Three members of the UT Health San Antonio family were among 20 winners of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements by people in the local health care industry.

The winners and their categories include:

  • Jannine Cody, Ph.D., Education.
  • Alice Gong, M.D., Education.
  • William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, Outstanding Health Care Executive–Non-hospital based.

Dr. Cody is professor of pediatrics and director of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine’s Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center, which receives support through the Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society. The center’s goal is to provide comprehensive medical and educational information on chromosome 18 abnormalities to affected individuals and families, with a focus on treatment options.

Dr. Gong is professor of pediatrics, William & Rita Head Distinguished Chair in Developmental and Environmental Neonatology, and medical director, the PREMIEre Program. The mission of PREMIEre is to ensure that premature infants and their families have access to evaluations, testing, appropriate interventions and education.

Dr. Henrich,  a specialist in kidney diseases, has served as the president of UT Health San Antonio since 2009. He previously served as professor of medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas and as the dean of medicine at UT Health San Antonio. He is the author of more than 300 articles and chapters.

The winners will be honored at a dinner and awards presentation on May 25 at Pearl Stable. For information and to register to attend, visit the Health Care Heroes event site or contact the Business Journal event staff at 210-477-0855 or

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