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 Study Section.
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.
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