March 1, 2001
Volume XXXV, No. 9



Gramm presents TDI check

(Left to right) Luis Vera, a member of the University Health System Board of Managers; Dr. Robert L. Jimenez, chairman of the UHS Board of Managers; Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, professor in the department of medicine and deputy director of the Texas Diabetes Institute; Teresa de La Haya, vice president of the University Center for Community Health and the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI); Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, president; Jeff Turner, UHS President/CEO; and U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm hold up a $4 million dollar check. This new federal grant will be used to advance diabetes research and treatment options at the TDI. Sen. Gramm made the official grant presentation Sunday, Feb. 10, at the TDI. In recognition of his tremendous contributions to the battle against this devastating disease, the lobby at TDI has been renamed the Phil Gramm Foyer.