New UT System associate vice chancellor named

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The UT System appointed Lynda Chin on Thursday to the position of associate vice chancellor for health transformation and chief innovation officer for health affairs. 

Chin, the former scientific director of the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, stepped down from her position Monday.

In her role at the UT System, Chin will work to promote access to affordable health care throughout Texas and the country, according to a statement from the UT System. UT System Chancellor William McRaven said he expects Chin to make progress toward achieving these goals. 

“If we want to transform the way health care is delivered, then we need bold and innovative solutions,” McRaven said. “Dr. Chin is a very talented physician scientist who has the vision and the ability to get it done.” 

Chin said she intends to utilize technology to improve health care. 

“A system redesign is needed,” Chin said. “Today’s social, mobile and cloud technology along with big data and cognitive analytics can be the keys to a much-needed transformation.”