Val Runge lawsuit

Due to budgetary constraints and low overall faculty RVUs, the Chairman of Radiology at UTMB, Val M. Runge, reduced the number of faculty in 2012 by two, indicating also that further reductions were likely. This decision was made on the basis of financial considerations, faculty productivity, and faculty performance only, and was assessed, reviewed, and approved by the Dean and HR, in combination with Dr. Runge and senior leadership in the department. As a result of this action, a request for a deposition was made by the two faculty who were non-renewed and the two additional lowest ranked faculty. The deposition was held in December 2012, with the transcript public record. In followup on this matter, no further legal action was ever taken and no lawsuit was ever filed. As a matter of record, the four faculty involved are no longer employed at UTMB.