Galveston County Daily News, March 24, 2007 GALVESTON - The University of Texas Medical Branch has appointed Dr. Gary D. V. Hankins as its new chairman of obstetrics and gynecology. Hankins was vice chairman for 11 years before being named interim chairman when Dr. Garland Anderson was appointed UTMB dean of medicine in October. As chairman, Hankins will lead the renovation and expansion of the university's labor and delivery areas and nurseries.