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Janey Briscoe Center receives
$2 million gift


May 2006

Governor and Mrs. Briscoe
Governor and Mrs. Briscoe are pictured here on Inauguration Day, Jan. 16, 1973. Photo: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The Health Science Center’s Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research received a $2 million gift from The Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr., governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979. This gift was in addition to his previous $1 million donation to the Janey Briscoe Center. Gov. Briscoe’s generous support is furthering the work that promises to change the treatment of women and men with heart failure and other conditions. His wife, Janey, died in 2000 of cardiovascular disease. "To honor the memory of his wife, Gov. Briscoe has done something great for all women," President Cigarroa said. "We applaud this wonderful man who has a heart as big as Texas."

The Janey Briscoe Center is under the direction of renowned cardiology researcher Steven R. Bailey, M.D., professor of medicine. He and his colleagues are studying therapies that will lead to true biological reversal of the cardiovascular disease process. Gov. Briscoe has supported various other Health Science Center initiatives over the years, and the library at the Health Science Center is named the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library. Mrs. Briscoe was a former member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

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