UT Health Science Center Happenings
Published: January 07, 2009 by
Larry Kaiser, M.D., president of the UT Health Science Center at Houston, right, and David D. McPherson, M.D., newly appointed chair of internal medicine, professor and director of the Division of Cardiology at the UT Medical School at Houston, take a break for a quick photo op during the 2008 American Heart Association Heart Walk. Kaiser and McPherson, chairman of the 2008 Team UT Heart Walk campaign, along with 315 participants walked five miles for the Nov. 1, 2008, American Heart Association Heart Walk.
John H. Freeman Remembered
Charles A. Saunders, retired partner at Fulbright and Jaworski law firm, recently donated a framed birthday card that was presented to John H. Freeman on Oct. 23, 1976 - Freeman's 90th birthday. A small reception, complete with birthday cake, took place on the 122nd anniversary of Freeman's birthday. Saunders is pictured above. next to the framed card and a portrait of Freeman that hangs in the new UT Medical School at Houston research facility, the building that replaced the former John H. Freeman Building.
The second George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management lecture series with healthcare leaders in the Texas Medical Center took place Oct. 27 at The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. Present at the event were Scott Fleming, Leon J. Leach, executive vice president of UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and chair of the Fleming Center Advisory Board, UT Health Science Center at Houston President Larry R. Kaiser, M.D., George Fleming and Osama Mikhail, Ph.D., director of the center.
Wallace Distinguished University Chair Celebrated
The John S. Dunn Research Foundation recently established the C. Harold and Lorine G. Wallace Distinguished University Chair at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM). On hand to recognize the occasion during an Oct. 29 reception was former UT Health Science Center President James T. Willerson, M.D., Tom Caskey, M.D., director of the IMM, Lorine and Harold Wallace and current UT Health Science Center at Houston President Larry R. Kaiser, M.D.
Bovay Lecture Series
Perry Bickel, M.D., director of the Center for Diabetes and Obesity Research at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), health science center supporter Harry E. Bovay Jr., Irma Gigli, M.D., IMM professor and deputy director, and Timothy E. McGraw, Ph.D., guest lecturer from Weill Cornell Medical College, pause for a photo during the Harry E. Bovay Jr. Lecture Series held at the IMM Oct. 10. McGraw discussed research of insulin regulation of glucose transport.