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Jenna C. Taylor

Karen K. Kaplan,
Assistant Vice President
of Public Affairs
Director of University
Publications and Design
Chief Communications Officer


Cynthia J. Johnson, PhD
Director of Development Communications

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE
Vice President
for Development

Development Board Fall Meeting 2013

Development Board members heard a panel of experts from UTHealth discuss what’s on the horizon in mental health and health care at their fall meeting. The event was held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center.

Christi Myers, medical reporter for ABC Channel 13, moderated “A Conversation about Mental Health:  The Next Generation in Research, Treatment and Policy” as panelists addressed a spectrum of mental health care issues, from drug therapy and community mental health issues to support for family members of the mentally ill. Audience questions followed.

Panelists included Jair C. Soares, MD, Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in psychiatry at UTHealth Medical School and executive director, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center; John H. Byrne, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, associate dean for research and June and Virgil Waggoner chair at UTHealth Medical School; Stephen H. Linder, PhD, professor and associate director of the Institute for Health Policy at UTHealth School of Public Health; and Rebecca L. Casarez, PhD, RN, associate professor - Clinical/Family Health at the UTHealth School of Nursing.

Fall Development Board

Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/UTHealth Medical School Office of Communications

Jenna C. Taylor