House Finance Members Hear Compelling UT Pediatrics Presentation

Category: Health Sciences

House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee members heard a presentation from UT Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this week, outlining health advances made possible in part by a 5-year state funding commitment of $15 million.

Dr. Jon McCullers, Chairman of the UT Department of Pediatrics, and Dr. Larry Kun, St. Jude Executive Vice President and Clinical Director, were in Nashville to thank the General Assembly and Haslam administration for the State of Tennessee’s generous investment—an investment matched by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that is yielding positive results for Tennesseans.  Members were happy to hear that the investment has helped reduce childhood obesity and asthma, as well as assisted in recruitment of world-class staff, researchers, and physicians to treat Tennessee’s children.