Straight Talk Texas #14: A Conversation About Public Health with Dr. Zerwas

Grab a front row seat for conversations by state and policy leaders on topics that matter both now and in the future.

Straight Talk Texas – A Conversation About Public Health with Dr. Zerwas
Date: May 29, 2020

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Zerwas a member of The University of Texas System as Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs since October 2019. He provides oversight and guidance for the six UT System health institutions, one of the largest networks of academic health institutions in the country with an aggregate annual operating budget of more than $14.7 billion.

Prior to joining U. T. System, he served in Texas House District 28 (Northwestern Fort Bend County) for seven legislative terms in the Texas House of Representatives. A physician for more than 30 years, Dr. Zerwas is past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Tom and Dr. Zerwas will have a wide-ranging discussion on the future of Texas.

What is Straight Talk Texas?

Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.