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April 19

 
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Heavy weather over the Health Science Center


William Henrich. Courtesy UTHSCSAWilliam Henrich. Courtesy UTHSCSAThe UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the heart of the city's healthcare industry, has never been under more financial pressure than it is today. Last year, the Legislature dealt a $25.6-million blow to the institution's budget, forcing hundreds of layoffs and program cutbacks – and whether state lawmakers will pursue more cuts next year or give higher education a break is anybody's guess. In the meantime, UTHSC has to worry about new competition for state funding in coming years after the UT Board of Regents committed last month to developing medical schools in Austin and South Texas (exact location TBD). And another major source of the center's revenue – fees earned by its medical faculty – won't get any richer, whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court guts Obamacare.

With all of this in play, we thought it was time to check in with Dr. William Henrich, president of UTHSC.


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