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Dr. Chris Mackenzie, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, is this year’s winner of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching.

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    Dr. Arlo Weltge, clinical professor of emergency medicine, was elected vice speaker of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. Delegates elected him during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Austin.

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    Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, professor of internal medicine, is the 2015 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Mask Fitting

Second-year medical students are fitted for masks May 22, 2015, in advance of the beginning of their third-year clinical rotations.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Larry Ross

Dr. Larry RossLarry Ross, M.D., Ph.D., 76, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, died Sunday, March 1, 2015.  For more than a decade, he contributed substantially to the teaching of the Gross Anatomy and Developmental Anatomy courses at the UTHealth Medical School.

He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – Galveston in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

The visitation and rosary will be held Thursday, March 5 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 6502 County Road 48, Manvel, TX 77578, 7-9 p.m. Bring your memories to share.

The funeral will be held Saturday, March 7 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St, Houston, TX 77007 at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 607E Whitney St, Houston, TX 77022.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, St. Thomas High School, University of St. Thomas or the Willed Body Programs at either MSU or the University of Texas Medical Schools.

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