For about six years now, NewsChannel 11 has enjoyed having Dr. David Smith as our regular Sunday night guest on HealthWise. By now, you know Dr. Smith is an M.D., and we have really benefitted by his weekly advice.
But Dr. Smith is also Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. And apparently, the duties of that position are calling him away from our studios. So, Dr. Smith is saying goodbye to his TV audience.
Bringing you health information has been a real pleasure. We have tried to bring you stories that answered some of your health questions and addressed major health issues. There have been serious stories, there has been some lighter fare, and some moments you didn't see.
Since becoming chancellor, my duties have expanded and I would like to now spend more time promoting the academic excellence and mission of Texas Tech University and the Health Sciences Center.
I want more people to understand what an asset Texas Tech is to this state and nation, so you'll be hearing me talk about how we are meeting the challenges of the new southwest by studying water resource questions, or by tackling important issues such as childhood obesity and diabetes.
As I move on to other issues at Texas Tech, I'll leave your health information in Karin McCay's very capable hands. Karin and NewsChannel 11, thank you. It's been a privilege working with you.
-- Dr. David Smith