Dr. Pedro Mancias
Dr. Pedro Mancias

Dr. Pedro Mancias, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion and assistant dean for admissions and student affairs, has been named this year’s commencement speaker.

Commencement for the Class of 2014 will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, May 30 at the George R. Brown Convention Center Assembly Theater.

Mancias is a graduate of McGovern Medical School, Class of 1988, and also completed a fellowship in pediatric electromyography and neuromuscular disorders here. He completed two years of pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. His clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders and EMG nerve conduction studies. He is an associate professor of pediatrics and joined the Medical School faculty in 1996.

A two-time recipient of the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award, he also has received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Benjy F. Brooks Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, and the Herbert and Margaret DuPont Master Clinical Teacher Award.

“Dr. Mancias is not only a distinguished member of our faculty but also one of our notable alumni. I know he will inspire all of our graduates with his commencement remarks,” Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo said.

-Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School