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The University of Texas System and the United States Army Futures Command (AFC) have formed an official educational and cooperative research partnership to advance medical science and technology to save lives both on and off the battlefield.

Dr. David Lakey, M.D., The University of Texas System’s chief medical officer and vice chancellor for health affairs, has been appointed to a new non-partisan commission charged with reimagining a stronger health care system at every level of government.

The UT System Board of Regents and Chancellor James B. Milliken today announced the creation of a $300 million endowment to help undergraduate students at UT institutions pay for college.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced Feb. 16 it had awarded grants totaling over $73 million to six University of Texas institutions to advance cancer research and prevention efforts.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently named 20 scholars from eight University of Texas institutions as 2021 AAAS Fellows, a lifetime distinction awarded to some of the nation’s leading scientists. AAAS Fellows are elected each year by their peers in recognition of significant contributions to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today that Jonathan C. Pruitt, currently chief operating officer for the University of North Carolina System, has been named the UT System’s new executive vice chancellor for business affairs.

The UT System Board of Regents named Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of North Texas, as the sole finalist for the president of UT Arlington.

I applaud the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees for its appointment today of Dr. Teik C. Lim as the university’s next president.