(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.