Past presidents gather to celebrate the next chapter of the UT Health Science Center

WHAT: Past presidents of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio pass the torch to William L. Henrich, M.D., M.A.C.P., at the Presidents’ Reception. Also at the reception, a new book titled “The Crown Jewel: The Story of the First 50 Years of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,” will be unveiled.

WHEN: Noon on Thursday, Nov. 5.

WHERE: Health Science Center auditorium, located at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center.

WHO: Dr. Henrich, who was appointed to the presidency in June by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, will discuss his vision for the future of the Health Science Center. He will be accompanied by Frank Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., and Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
Dr. Harrison, the first president of the Health Science Center, held the position from 1972 until 1985. Dr. Cigarroa, the third president of the Health Science Center, led the university from 2000 until earlier this year, when he was elevated to chancellor of the UT System.
John P. Howe III, M.D., who was president of the Health Science Center from 1985 until 2000, will offer a video message to Dr. Henrich and the audience at the Presidents’ Reception.

NOTES: “The Crown Jewel” will be available for purchase at the Presidents’ Reception for $28.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit

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