Nov
19
2013

Raimer Appointed By Gov. Perry



Posted by Tiger Pride in Alumni, Honors

Dr. Ben Raimer delivered the keynote address last May at Spring Commencment. Photo: Ryan C. Perry.

Dr. Ben Raimer delivered the keynote address last May at Spring Commencment. Photo: Ryan C. Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed East Texas Baptist University alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston as chair of the Health and Human Services Council for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The council helps develop policies and rules for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and makes recommendations regarding the management and operation of the commission.

Dr. Raimer is a board certified pediatrician, and senior vice president and professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas and American Medical associations, Texas Pediatric Society, and Texas Public Health Association. He is also a member and past president of the Galveston County Medical Society, a public representative for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Task Force on Local Health Care Initiatives, an executive committee member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and is past chairman of the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board of Directors, Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council, and Health Disparities Task Force. He will serve as chair of the council for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

Dr. Raimer holds an undergraduate degree in biology from ETBU, a master’s degree in human genetics from the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a doctorate from the UTMB School of Medicine. Much of his practice has been devoted to the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. A nationally recognized expert on prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, he has been honored by several state and national children’s advocacy organizations for his contributions.