A rendering of the new Jennie Sealy Hospital scheduled to open in 2016.  To learn more visit workingwonders.utmb.edu.


More than 200 entering students in the School of Medicine class of 2018 pick up their coats in the traditional White Coat Ceremony on August 24.


Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ainsworth (SOM '81), Dr. Vicki Freeman, Dr. Richard Goodgame, Dr. Ruth Levine (SOM '87), Dr. Steven Lieberman and Dr. Virginia Niebuhr. 


The Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament raises much-need scholarship funds for the DNP and PhD programs. To participate in this 20th anniversary event or to learn more call 409-772-1456.


Congratulations to the 2014 School of Medicine Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni. From left, Dr. Ronald Deskin ('69), Dr. Peter Rojas ('70), Dr. Tedd Mitchell ('87) and Dr. Michael Silva ('84).

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New GSBS Students Celebrate Community of Scholars


Dr. David Niesel welcomes the new graduate students during the Community of Scholars ceremony.

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) welcomed 66 new students to UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences during the annual Community of Scholars ceremony on August 27.

Dr. David W. Niesel, GSBS dean, welcomed the group to the campus and to the start of their new scientific careers.

Professor Sheryl Bishop served as the master of ceremonies.  Bishop, a recipient of the GSO 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award delivered a keynote address entitled, "The Hard Work of Discovery."

Symbolizing their pursuit of science and scholarship, each student received a pin bearing the image of an open book. 

The ceremony concluded with the recitation of the Graduate Student Code of Conduct, led by GSO vice president Shannon Ronca.

SHP Celebrates Largest Graduating Class


Approximately 315 students graduated from the UTMB School of Health Professions on August 15. This was the largest graduating SHP class to date.

Dr. Elizabeth Protas, vice president and dean, officiated the event and Dr. Danny Jacobs, executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine conferred degrees in clinical laboratory sciences, respiratory care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health professions and physician assistant studies.

To cap off the historic event, Gilda Womack, president of the SHP Alumni Association, asked the new graduates, staff and audience members to do the wave in honor of the class of 2014. Check out the "wave" video above. 

Video courtesy of Gilda Womack.

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