skip main site navigation go to current site section navigation
Centers | Healthcare Initiative
  • Circle Packing Artifacts by Blprnt Van on Flickr

    Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Developing Ecosystems for Improving Health Care Delivery

    A McCombs Healthcare Initiative Symposium

2014 Health Care Symposium

Thursday, April 10 - Friday, April 11, 2014

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas

Thank You!

Thanks to all who attended our symposium on April 10th & 11th! In the coming weeks, we hope to have slides from the event posted. If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future announcements, contact us at

Save the Date

We hope to see you next year. Mark your calendars now for April 9th - 10th, 2015!

Thank You

We want to recognize and thank this year's supporters.

  • College of Pharmacy
  • The Moody College of Communication
  • School of Nursing
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Advisory Board and Steering Committee

Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board

  • Leslie Carruth, M.B.A.: Director, Center for Health Care Value, UT System
  • Norman Chenven, M.D.: CEO and Founder, Austin Regional Clinic
  • Kent Ferguson: President, HealthCare Facilities Development Corp.
  • Tim George, M.D.: Chief of Service, Pediatric Neurosurgery of Central Texas, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Thomas W. Gilligan, Ph.D.: Dean, McCombs School of Business
  • Sean Kelley, M.B.A.: Chief Operating Officer, Pediatric Surgical Subspecialists, and Executive Director, Seton Brain and Spine Institute
  • Bryan Grundhoefer, M.B.A.: President/Chief Operating Officer, WellMed Medical Management
  • David Laird: President and CEO, Heart Hospital of Austin
  • Holly Lanham, Ph.D., M.B.A.: Assistant Professor of Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr., Ed.D: Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Health Care Management, McCombs School of Business
  • William Sage, M.D., J.D.: Vice Provost for Health Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jeff Terry: GM & Managing Principal, GE Healthcare, Clinical Operations

Healthcare Initiative Steering Committee

  • David Adelman, Ph.D.: School of Law
  • Edward Anderson, Ph.D.: McCombs School of Business
  • Jonathan Bard, DSC: Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Carolyn Brown, Ph.D.: College of Pharmacy
  • Leslie Carruth, MBA: Center for Health Care Value, UT System
  • Erin Donovan, Ph.D., Moody College of Communication
  • Leanne Field, Ph.D.: College of Natural Sciences
  • Roanna Flowers: McCombs School of Business
  • Joydeep Ghosh, Ph.D.: Cockrell School of Engineering
  • John Golden, Ph.D.: School  of Law
  • Barbara Jones, Ph.D.: School of Social Work
  • Holly Lanham, Ph.D., MBA: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Kristie Loescher, DBA: McCombs School of Business
  • Alexandra Loukas, Ph.D.,  College of Education
  • Michael Mackert, Ph.D.: Moody College of Communication
  • Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr., Ed.D.: McCombs School of Business
  • Todd Olmstead, Ph.D., LBJ School of Public Affairs and Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute of Austin
  • Kavita Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., RN, School of Nursing
  • Donnell Roy: McCombs School of Business
  • Debra Umberson, Ph.D.: College of Liberal Arts
  • David Warner, Ph.D.: LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Linda Yoder, Ph.D., R.N.: School of Nursing
  • Yan Zhang, Ph.D.: School of Information

Accommodations, Parking, and Transportation

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Hotel

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center hotel offers 276 guest rooms and 21 suites with inspiring views of the university's Main Building Tower, the State Capitol, and our own central courtyard.


To book a room call AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Hotel Reservations at 512-404-3600 or 877-744-8822 toll free.

Please let hotel staff know that you are attending the 2014 Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems symposium to get the special event room rate of $174/night.


The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is located downtown on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and University Avenue, at the south entrance to The University of Texas at Austin.


An underground, attached garage with 525 spaces is available for meetings, hotel and dining guests. You may self-park or use our valet services at the University Avenue entrance. Parking garage height clearance: 7' 2"

Garage Fees

  • Overnight guests may obtain a parking card at the front desk for $14 per night.
  • Valet parking is $14 per visit or $21 overnight plus tax.
  • Overnight guests may obtain a parking card at the front desk for $14 per night.Valet parking is $14 per visit or $21 overnight plus tax.

Hourly parking

  • 0-30 Minutes, No Charge
  • 31-60 minutes, $3
  • 1-2 hours, $6
  • 2-3 hours, $10
  • 3-4 hours, $14
  • Over 4 hours, $18


All major domestic airlines serve the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and it's 25 minutes from the hotel. Non-stop service is offered to destinations throughout the United States and Mexico. Most major car rental firms operate within the airport, as well as taxis, limousines and an airport shuttle service. Taxis wait at the hotel's cab stand to provide transportation around town. Additionally, the guest services staff is very efficient in arranging private ground transport with the most professional livery services in the region.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport - AUS

Car and Driver Services
Sedans Incorporated
888-302-9002 toll free

Taxi Services
Yellow Cab

Shuttle Service
Super Shuttle
National number: 800-BLUE VAN

Other Accommodations


Arboretum Area

  • Residence Inn by Marriott, NW: 512-502-8200 or toll free 800-331-3131
  • Renaissance Austin Hotel: 512-343-2626 or toll free 800-468-3571
  • Courtyard by the Marriott: 512-502-8100 or toll free 800-527-1133