Memorial Hermann’s Circle of Life gala drew 1,300 guests and raised $8.25 million to benefit MEMORIAL HERMANN TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE SERVICES. Ann and Clarence Cazalot were honored at the gala for their continued leadership and generosity to Memorial Hermann through the years.
More than 230 guests attended the
annual gala benefiting the JAN AND DAN
DUNCAN NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
INSTITUTE AT TEXAS CHILDREN’S
HOSPITAL, raising $500,000. Among the
attendees were Cynthia Petrello, Huda
Zoghbi, M.D. and gala founders Barbara
Feigin and Mike Feigin.
ED EMMETT, former Harris County judge,
speaks at the Salute to Volunteers Awards
Luncheon, held annually by the Texas
Medical Center Volunteer Services Council.
The luncheon honors the volunteers who
donate their time to make a difference in the
lives of patients, visitors and workers across
the TMC campus.
MICHAEL E. DeBAKEY HIGH SCHOOL
FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS was ranked
the No. 3 high school in Texas and No. 17
high school nationally by U.S. News & World
Report, the global authority in education
rankings. This year’s report evaluated more
than 17,000 schools nationwide.
DIANNA M. MILEWICZ, M.D., PH.D.,
the President George H.W. Bush Chair of
Cardiovascular Medicine, director of the
division of medical genetics and vice-chair
of the department of internal medicine at
UTHealth, received a $1 million American
Heart Association Merit Award.
Pediatric patients at CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL took part in a Spring Celebration Egg Hunt at Fondren Park, hosted by performers from Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party.
Frank Vazquez, medical center director at the MICHAEL E. DeBAKEY VA MEDICAL
CENTER - HOUSTON, cuts a ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new VA mental
health building at 2002 Holcombe Blvd.
YOHANNES T. GHEBRE, PH.D., associate professor of radiation biology in the
department of radiation oncology at Baylor
College of Medicine, has been nominated by
the National Institutes of Health Center for
Scientific Review to serve as a member of
the Lung Injury, Repair and Remodeling
JOSEPH JANKOVIC, M.D., professor of
neurology, distinguished chair in movement
disorders and director of the Parkinson’s
Disease Center and Movement Disorders
Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, received
a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
International Neurotoxin Association.
PARTNERS, an organization dedicated to supporting the CIZIK SCHOOL OF NURSING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON (UTHEALTH), raised more than $160,000
to advance the school’s nursing education
and research programs at a recent luncheon.
Guests and participants included Paula Cizik,
master of ceremonies Ernie Manouse,
Sippi Khurana, M.D., Kelli Cohen Fein, M.D.,
Jan Cizik, Carolyn Jones and Jane Cizik. (Credit: Priscilla Dickson)
DAVID SANDBERG, M.D., the Dr. Marnie Rose Professor in Pediatric Neurosurgery, a professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at UTHealth and director
of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s
Memorial Hermann Hospital, has been
awarded the 2019 American Association of
Neurological Surgeons Humanitarian Award. (Credit: Dwight C. Andrews)
CHERILYNN R. SHADDING, PH.D., has
joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center
UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical
Sciences as associate dean for diversity,
career development and alumni affairs.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston named TIMOTHY HARLIN
executive vice president and chief executive
officer of the UTMB Health System.
JAMES VERSALOVIC, M.D., PH.D.,
professor of pathology and immunology at
Baylor College of Medicine and director of
the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, has
been elected to fellowship in the American
Academy of Microbiology.
W.H. “BILL” EASTER III has been appointed chair-elect for the Memorial Hermann Health System Board.