UTHCT President Kirk A. Calhoun appointed to Texas Emerging Technology Committee by Gov. Perry.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

AUSTIN – Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, was one of 17 individuals appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee. Perry named William Morrow of Spring Branch as presiding officer.

The committee serves to recommend proposals eligible for funding under the emerging technology fund to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. At the first meeting of the committee to take place after Sept. 1, 2007, members will draw lots to determine which eight members will serve one-year terms and which will serve two-year terms.

Dr. Calhoun is a physician and is co-chairman of the Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research and Training (HDEART) Consortium, and a trustee of the Texas Hospital Association.

Calhoun is also a member of the board of trustees of the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC), and a board member of the National Association of Public Hospitals. He is a member of the Smith County Medical Society, and volunteers on the board of the Tyler Economic Development Council and Tyler Chamber of Commerce.

Calhoun received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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