In this guest column, UTMB Health President Dr. David L. Callender wrote that there are myriad reasons for the Texas Legislature to continue to invest in the institution. “UTMB Health is a world-class research institution, with unique strengths and a specific focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of age-related, chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, diabetes and end-stage cardiovascular disease.” [Note: This column is part of a statewide plan by Public Affairs to spotlight UTMB and its expertise.]