President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.


Download application here.
Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024.

For more information all 409-772-5151 or email

Further Expansion of Eye Care at St. Vincent's

Rhys Ishihara, MD
Ardalan Sharifi, MD
You Zhou, MD


With the help of President’s Cabinet Awards in 2019, 2021 and 2022, the St. Vincent’s Ophthalmology Clinic has greatly improved services to address diabetic eye disease and cataracts for the underserved community of Galveston County.To care for the ever-increasing number of patients, the team requires key diagnostic and screening equipment. This award allows for the purchase of a special retina laser to provide treatment for patients for sight-threatening diabetic eye disease, a a sterilizing autoclave to allow for safe re-use of instruments in the eye clinic, and, more high quality, durable clinic instruments.

Awards by Year