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Texas Biomed Names New President & CEO

Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Larry Schlesinger, MD, will be the new President & CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

One of San Antonio’s premiere research facilities is getting a new leader.

Texas Biomedical Research Institutehas chosen Larry Schlesinger, MD, of Ohio State University to head up the non-profit.

Schlesinger is a world-reknown tuberculosis researcher and a lung biology expert.


He says his vision is to expand the ways in which Texas Biomed works to solve problems that impact human health.

"Science is really moving at a rapid pace. And technological platforms are progressing beautifully so that there’s so much we can do," Schlesinger said. "We need to think about optimizing collaborative efforts, enhancing team science, so that our discoveries can continue to be impactful."

Dr. Schlesinger will start work as Texas Biomed’s President and CEO on May 31, 2017.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.