More than 890 students to graduate from UTHealth

Published April 26, 2011 by Meredith Raine


HOUSTON-(April 26, 2011)- Distinguished health professionals will address faculty, staff, students and guests when six professional schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hold 2011 commencement ceremonies, graduating more than 890 students. Edward Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, Nancy Dickey, M.D., president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Ron Rhea, D.D.S., president of the Texas Dental Association, are among this year’s commencement speakers. Detailed information for each commencement event is below:

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
When: 4 p.m., Thursday, May 5
Where: Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building, Beth Robertson Auditorium, 1825 Pressler Street Number of graduates: 17
Commencement Speaker: Edward Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

The University of Texas School of Public Health
When: 2 p.m., Friday, May 6
Where: University of Houston, 210 University Drive, Houston
Number of graduates: 120
Commencement Speakers: Craig Blakely, Ph.D., M.P.H., dean of Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health and UT School of Public Health alumni member, and Robert S. Gold, Ph.D., Dr.P.H., dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health and UT School of Public Health alumni member

UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
When: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7
Where: Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, 6100 Main
Number of graduates: 42 Ph.D. students, 15 earning master’s degrees
Commencement Speaker: Neal F. Lane, Ph.D., senior fellow in science and technology policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University

UTHealth School of Nursing
When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 10
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center General Assembly Theater, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Number of graduates: 308
Commencement Speaker: Peter Davies, M.D., Ph.D., UTHealth provost and executive vice president of research and the Roger J. Bulger, M.D., Distinguished Professor

UTHealth Dental Branch
When: 2 p.m., Friday, May 20
Where: Cullen Performance Hall on the University of Houston Main Campus
Number of graduates: 82 DDS students, 33 Dental Hygiene students and 36 Advanced Education students Commencement Speaker: Ron Rhea, D.D.S., president of the Texas Dental Association

UTHealth Medical School
When: 4 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2011
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center General Assembly Theater, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Number of graduates: 240
Commencement Speaker: Nancy Dickey,M.D., president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and a Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient of the Medical School