Houston Chronicle, Oct. 29, 2006 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/4294083.html The Chronicle's Oct. 15 article "UTMB cutbacks-Isle's '06 tempest" noted that the academic medical center's leader for almost a decade will step down next summer. As president of the University of Texas Medical Branch since 1997, Dr. John Stobo provided a strong stimulus for academic excellence, research and clinical care.