Single largest gift from John P. McGovern Foundation renames UTHealth Medical School
With brain drains funneling talent to the east and west coasts, recruiting and retaining researchers has become a high-stakes competition. Institutions and even state and local governments are raising the bar to attract and keep sought-after scientists.
When UT System Chancellor William McRaven revealed his vision in 2015, one of the quantum leaps he outlined was to expand “research into brain health by investing more into the existing, revolutionary programs at several UT institutions…tying efforts together to accelerate discoveries and treatments for diseases of the brain.”
Starting with the entering class of 2016, all first-year students are initiated into an enhanced Master Advisory Program (now known as the McGovern Societies) as members of one of 30 societies named for a prominent benefactor of McGovern Medical School.