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Mittendorfer named 2021 GSBS Distinguished Alumnus

 Mittendorfer, Bettina

Each year, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences presents a Distinguished Alumnus Award to a graduate who has achieved special recognition in his or her professional field.

This year, Dr. Bettina Mittendorfer, a 1999 graduate of the GSBS Preventive Medicine and Community Health program, was chosen to receive this prestigious award.

Dr. Mittendorfer has distinguished herself as a world-renowned investigator with an exceptionally well-funded research program on obesity, aging and metabolism. She has published more than 130 papers in high impact journals, her research has been continuously funded by the NIH and she has received many honors and awards.

She is currently a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences, Director of the Washington University School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Research Unit and Associate Program Director of the Washington University CTSA.

To view a historical list of GSBS Distinguished Alumni, click below.



Ten Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Awardees Recognized


Ten outstanding School of Medicine (SOM) alumni were honored during a special virtual ceremony on Friday, June 4. These physicians, nominated and elected by their peers, were honored for their service to the medical profession and humanity and for their integrity, stature, ability, demonstration of pride in UTMB and their contributions to their communities.

The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor presented by the UTMB School of Medicine Alumni Association and is reserved for those who set the finest example for our students, colleagues and their fellow alumni.

The following 2021 alumni were honored and recognized: Dr. Elizabeth J. Brunt ('81), Dr. Bradley Chipps ('72), Dr. James McCoy ('67), Dr. Stephen Ponder ('84) and Dr. James Taylor Wharton ('63).

Since we were unable to hold this event last year, the following 2020 award recipients were also honored and recognized: Dr. Charles Cox, Jr. ('88), Dr. James Fields ('58), Dr. Stephen Letchford ('87), Dr. Don Read ('68) and Dr. John Wolf, Jr. ('65).




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