William F. McKeon is the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. William F. McKeon, President and CEO of the Texas Medical Center (photo: Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle)
By William F. McKeon | May 1, 2018

One of the most transformative occasions in the 70-plus-year history of the Texas Medical Center took place on April 23, 2018.

State and local leaders, together with leaders of the TMC, announced the launch of TMC3, a new multi- institution research campus that will foster collaboration amid a culture of competition. The campus will be situated south of the medical center’s clinical campus.

Decades from now, we will look back on this date as a historic moment for the Texas Medical Center, the city of Houston and the great state of Texas.

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, is seated in front at the TMC3 announcement on April 23, 2018. Standing from left to right: John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System; Edward Roski, president and chairman of the board for Majestic Realty Co.; Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge; Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston; William F. McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center; Paul Klotman, M.D., president, CEO and executive dean at Baylor College of Medicine; Peter Pisters, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief academic officer at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Carrie Byington, M.D., senior vice president of The Texas A&M University Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health services at The Texas A&M University System; and Admiral William McRaven, chancellor of The University of Texas System.



Social Posts

profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @NIH_NIAMS: #NIAMSResearch @BCMHouston: “Rbfox Splicing Factors Maintain Skeletal Muscle Mass by Regulating Calpain3 and Proteostasis.”…

4 mins ago
profile_image

CHI St. Luke's Health

@CHI_StLukes

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to take part in Cerus’ RedeS study, a transfusion therapy trial for an innovative technology that can reduce transfusion recipients’ risk of infection from #Zika or #WestNileVirus. https://t.co/BQaCnjizEO https://t.co/s61jNkGMAu

6 mins ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @fondrenlibrary: In honor of #MandelaDay, here's a link to a @BakerInstitute Report describing Mandela's address @RiceUniversity in Octo…

18 mins ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

RT @RiceKinderInst: Texas must figure out how to shape future efforts in resilience and disaster preparation for future disasters like #Hur…

28 mins ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

RT @BCMHouston_News: Before starting a microbiome-targeting #probiotic regimen, it's important to talk to your doctor, @bcmhouston's Dr. Pr…

35 mins ago
profile_image

Memorial Hermann

@memorialhermann

"One day when Charlie is older, I’ll show him a picture of his smile when he was born—the face I first fell in love with when I met him." Learn more about the pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgical options at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital: https://t.co/CoOlOts3km https://t.co/cFS4kCr84A

36 mins ago
profile_image

Rice University

@RiceUniversity

It’s all in the details. 🦉#riceuniversity https://t.co/XwGEiL4zjw

48 mins ago
profile_image

BCMHouston

@bcmhouston

The lengths a cancer cell will go to survive might surprise you! https://t.co/GJphyQgP0d @BCMFromtheLabs

1 hour ago
profile_image

Veterans Affairs

@DeptVetAffairs

As a VA doctor, Ken knew VA offered top-quality care so after his injury in Iraq he chose VA for care. Now this Purple Heart recipient continues to serve Veterans every day. Watch his story and #ExploreVA: https://t.co/X47xATHFU6

1 hour ago
profile_image

University of Houston

@UHouston

We've got it covered! With a recent $3 Million gift, the inaugural class of the UH College of Medicine will have their tuition paid in full. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us address the need for primary care in our community. #UHHereWeGo https://t.co/ywFieVN2H9

1 hour ago
profile_image

TexasHeartInstitute

@Texas_Heart

Chef Amanda DeJesus gave us a meal prep demo for #WellnessWednesday last week. Learned loads and smiled a bunch, too! https://t.co/2x6fEwIwy7

2 hours ago
profile_image

TexasHeartInstitute

@Texas_Heart

RT @ACCmediacenter: Smoking may increase risk of #AFib, research suggests. @HealthDayEditor https://t.co/bsZ4kX8zSG https://t.co/sdSdEiMGVz

2 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

@lopez_indignado Alberto, we are not the same operation and are not able to address your concerns. We suggest you speak to the El Instituto de Cancerologia about your questions regarding your care. Best wishes to you.

2 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

.@3Bsgrandma shares how a second opinion revealed a stage IV #breastcancer diagnosis and how a #clinicaltrial offered hope. #bcsm #endcancer https://t.co/utykXMSP2H

3 hours ago
profile_image

MD Anderson Cancer Center

@MDAndersonNews

@lopez_indignado Alberto, unfortunately we can't provide medical advice via Twitter. However, if you'd like to learn about coming to MD Anderson, you can learn about our International Center here: https://t.co/XNiNJ7jqxM. Best wishes to you.

3 hours ago