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UTHealth Commencement Ceremonies Begin May 4

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University leaders and renowned health professionals will address students, faculty, staff and guests when the six professional schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hold 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating more than 1,100 students. This year’s speakers include Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., president & CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System and Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., United States Deputy Surgeon General. Detailed information on each school’s commencement ceremony is listed below:

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
When: 4 p.m., Thursday, May 4
Where: Cooley Center, 7440 Cambridge Street
Commencement Speaker: Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., M.P.H., president & CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System

UTHealth School of Nursing
When: 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 9
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Commencement Speaker: Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., United States Deputy Surgeon General

UTHealth School of Public Health
When: 2 p.m., Friday, May 12
Where: NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Drive
Commencement Speaker: Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., executive director for Harris County Public Health (HCPH)

UTHealth School of Dentistry
When: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 18
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Assembly Theater, Level 3, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Commencement Speaker: Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., dean emeritus of Howard University’s College of Dentistry

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
When: 4 p.m., Thursday, May 18
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Assembly Hall, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Commencement Speaker: Jennifer L. Swails, M.D., assistant professor and associate program director of the internal medicine residency program

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
When: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20
Where: Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, 6100 Main Street
Commencement Speaker: Randy W. Schekman, Ph.D., professor and Nobel Laureate at University of California, Berkeley

Graduates and their guests are encouraged to share their commencement photos using the hashtag #UTHealth2017.

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