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Celebrate 35th Anniversary with Texas Traditions
"An Evening of Texas Traditions" will mark the 35th anniversary of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a dinner April 24 at the River Oaks Country Club.
The event, chaired by Elyse and Bob Lanier and their daughter and son-in-law, Courtney and Christopher Sarofim, will honor UT Health Science Center President James T. Willerson and his wife, Nancy, for their contributions to the health science center and the Houston community.
Dr. Willerson's vision has resulted in the creation of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), the New Frontiers Campaign to build a new home for the IMM, a new home for the nationally ranked UT School of Nursing at Houston, and new collaborations with The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) and the Texas Heart Institute.
Over the next five years, the UT Health Science Center will build a new home for the UT Dental Branch at Houston, which is the oldest dental school in the state; a new center for biomedical research focusing on stem cells and regenerative medicine; and a new advanced imaging facility. Linking all of these will be the ongoing recruitment of the "world's best" scientists to join ranks with the university's talented research faculty currently engaged in defining the future of health care.
The theme of the Dinner, "An Evening of Texas Traditions," reflects Dr. Willerson's well-known love of The University of Texas. He is a 1961 graduate and a 1999 Distinguished Alumnus. The dinner will showcase some of the school's traditions.
Individual tickets will be $150 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer.Wagner@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3376.
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