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Alumni Student Network Kickoff

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 | 5:30-7 p.m.
The Alumni Student Network Kickoff introduces current students to graduates for mentorship purposes.

Attendance is limited to students and graduates. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations:
713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 16-20, 2019
Monday – NPAW Kickoff – Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program Graduation and Postdoc Talent Showcase (postdocs and faculty mentors only)
3-4:30 p.m. | Fifth Floor Gallery
Tuesday – NPAW Research Community Seminar ‘Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’
3-4 p.m. | GSBS BSRB S3.8371
Wednesday – NPAW Breakfast and Postdoc Poster Session
9-11 a.m. | Institute of Molecular Medicine
Thursday – NPAW Night at The Museum (postdocs and family only)
5:30 p.m. | Webber Plaza
Friday – Postdocs and Puppies (postdocs only)
Noon-1:30 p.m. | MSB B.612


Decades Party – Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Leather Lounge
Join us as we kick-off the year long celebration for McGovern Medical School’s 50th Anniversary with an Ice Cream Social! Come dressed in your favorite decade outfits for the costume contest and enjoy music throughout the decades and a photo booth with 50th Anniversary themed props.

We look forward to celebrating with everyone!


Children’s Learning Institute House Calls

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.
Featuring Susan Landry, PhD

Invitation only. For more information contact Karyn Ullman, Senior Director of Development:
713-500-3418 or Karyn.Ullman@uth.tmc.edu.


McGovern Medical School Alumni Scholarship Reception

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The home of Diane and Clifford Moy, MD ’85
Our Scholarship Reception honors Alumni Association scholarship recipients and gives them the opportunity to connect with those that have supported the scholarship.

Invitational only. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations:
713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


UTHealth Connect

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 | 6-8 p.m. | Austin, Texas
Richard J. Andrassy, MD, FACS, FAAP, FACN, FICS and Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS will provide updates at the 2019 UTHealth Connect. The event will be generously hosted by Elizabeth Geddes-Bruce, MD (’10) and Coleson Bruce at 5704 Lakemoore Drive, Austin, Texas, 78731.

For more information, or to register, visit the event website by clicking here. Deadline for registration is Sept. 30.


Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 | 6-9 p.m. | InterContinental Hotel
Join us as we recognize two McGovern Medical School alumni at the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. We recognize those who have made significant contributions to the areas of medical science and who have a continued interest in the McGovern Medical School and students.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations:
713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


House Calls

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.
Featuring James Langabeer II, PhD, MBA, EMT

Invitation only. For more information, contact Meryl Parks, Sr. Coordinator, Development and Presidential Events:
713-500-3040 or Meryl.R.Parks@uth.tmc.edu.


McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center at UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences MD/PhD Alumni Reunion

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 | 6-9 p.m. | Brennan’s of Houston
Join us for the inaugural MD/PhD Alumni Reunion.

Invitational only. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations:
713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


2019 Fall Cultural Fair

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Leather Lounge
Sample some delicious cuisine from various places around the world and learn about the many diverse cultures and countries represented at McGovern Medical School.

Lunch will be provided for the first 100 people.


Women in Medicine Austin Alumnae Mixer

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The home of Melanie Collins, MD’91
Come mix and mingle at a special Women in Medicine gathering. Swap stories, catch up with local alumnae, and make new friends. All alumnae are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


Friends of McGovern Medical School Lecture and Luncheon

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Featuring Vineeth John, MD, MBA and Antonio Teixeira, Jr., MD

Topic: The Aging Mind: Understanding Age Related Changes in Cognition and Behavior
Cost: $25

For more information or to register, contact Shannon Stricker, Assistant Director of Development and Presidential Events:
713-500-3040 or Shannon.D.Stricker@uth.tmc.edu.


UTHealth JAM (Joint Alumni Mixer)

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Noveau Antique Art Bar (2913 Main St.)

Please join us to JAM with your fellow alumni! RSVP today by visiting go.uth.edu/UTHealthJAM.


International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 | 4-7 p.m. | Memorial Hermann Conference Center

The McGovern Medical School’s Women Faculty Forum would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science Symposium, where faculty, academic leaders, and trainees will hear from successful women in academia.

We are proud to host Dr. Sharona Gordon, professor of physiology & biophysics at the University of Washington and associate dean for research and graduate education to present her talk “If I’m not safe, no body is: science, power, and activism in the age of #MeToo.”

The symposium will also highlight accomplished medical school faculty including Rebecca Berdeaux, PhD; Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD; Lillian S. Kao, MD; and Hope Northrup, MD.


Women in Medicine Houston Alumnae Mixer

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 | 6-8 p.m. | The home of Farah Shah, MD, ’89

Come and mix and mingle at a special Women in Medicine gathering. Swap stories, catch up with local alumnae, and make new friends. All alumnae are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture


Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 | 4-5 p.m. | MSB 3.001
Jennifer Doudna, PhD | “CRISPR Systems: Biology and Technology of Genome Editing”
Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology; Professor, Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley


Women in Medicine Alumnae Panel


Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 | 6-8:30 p.m. | MSB Fifth Floor Gallery
Join us for Q&A discussions featuring our extraordinary alumnae. Panelists will describe their unique experience in medicine for our medical students. Networking opportunity to follow Q&A.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4 p.m. | MSB 3.001
Judith Campisi, PhD | “Cancer and aging: Rival demons?”
Professor
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging


San Antonio Alumni Mixer


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6-8 p.m. | The home of Judianne Kellaway, MD, ’87

Come reconnect and meet alumni at our annual mixer in San Antonio. All alumni are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


Annual Medical School Research Retreat


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | IMM, Beth Robertson Auditorium

Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture and Keynote Address:
Paul Offit, MD | “Vaccine Wars”
Director of the Vaccine Education Center and Attending Physician
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Match Day


Friday, March 20, 2020 | McGovern Medical School – Webber Plaza
Senior Arrival Time: 10:15 a.m. for group photo on the lawn of the Jesse Jones Library
Family/Friends Arrival Time: 10:30 a.m. to assemble in Webber Plaza
Ceremony: 11 a.m.


McGovern Medical School Alumni Homecoming Weekend

***DUE TO THE RISK OF COVID-19 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED***

Friday, March 27, 2020 | Homecoming Kickoff
Saturday, March 28, 2020 | CME and McGovern Medical School Tours. Dinner to follow at Brennan’s of Houston.

This year’s milestone Alumni Reunion celebrates classes of ’75, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10, and ’15! All alums are invited to attend.

Invitational only. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations:
713-500-5065 or at ms.alumni@uth.tmc.edu.


Innovations in Medicine Collaborative Workshop

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | MMS 3.301

Chaired by Fabio Triolo, DdR, MPhil, PhD
Department of Pediatric Surgery


Commencement 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020 | Noon | The Hobby Center


Dean’s Lecture

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Noon | MSB 3.001
Robert Califf, MD, MACC | “Linking individual population health in the 4th industrial revolution”
Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science
Donald F. Fortin, MD, Professor of Cardiology
Director, Duke Forge
Duke University
Advisor, Verily Life Science
Duke University