Visits from elected officials include stops at UT Medical School at Houston, School of Public Health
State Rep. Sylvester Turner, right, receives an update on the activities at the health science center from Development Board past chair Phil Conway, left, at a luncheon Oct. 31 with members of the Development Board and health science center leadership. Rep. Turner is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Texas House of Representatives and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a member of the Legislative Budget Board.
State Sen. Rodney Ellis, center, shares a laugh with Development Board member Richard Mithoff, left, and new UT School of Public Health Dean Roberta Ness, M.D., M.P.H., right. Sen. Ellis visited the health science center Oct. 1 and received a tour of the Medical School and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center followed by lunch with Development Board members and health science center leadership. Sen. Ellis represents much of the Texas Medical Center, including the health science center main campus and Harris County Psychiatric Center, in the Texas Legislature.
State Rep. John Zerwas, far right, listens as Development Board member Fred Zeidman, far left, updates Zerwas on the health science center at a reception in his honor following a special Grand Rounds presentation at the UT Medical School at Houston Oct. 14. The title of Zerwas' presentation was "Physician Leadership or The Art of Herding Cats." Following the reception, Rep. Zerwas received a tour of the Medical School and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Zerwas is president of the Memorial Hermann Medical Group, Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers. Pictured from left to right: Zeidman; Development Board's Governmental Relations Advisory Councilmember Keith Cole; Development Board chair Eugene Vaughan and past chair David Grimes; Irma Gigli, M.D., deputy director of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases; Carlos Hamilton, M.D., special advisor to the president; and Zerwas.
State Rep. Alma Allen, center, receives an update from Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., dean of the UT Medical School at Houston, right, and Elizabeth Ramos, R.N., Memorial Hermann- TMC, right, during a tour of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Nov. 14. In addition, Rep. Allen met with Roberta Ness, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the UT School of Public Health and Larry Kaiser, M.D., health science center president. Following the meetings with Ness and Kaiser, Rep. Allen took part in a small reception that included members of the Development Board and health science center leadership. Rep. Allen is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.