SOM Alumni Share Experiences with Students
From left, Dr. Gabe Rodriguez ('94), Dr. Ira Bell ('74), Dr. Paul Putman III ('82) and Dr. John Fowler ('98) at the POM dinner event in Houston on January 29.
This January, the UTMB School of Medicine (SOM) partnered with members of the SOM Alumni Association to host a series of dinner events to complement the Practice of Medicine (POM) course for third- and fourth-year medical students.
These dinner sessions offer students networking opportunities and include an informative panel discussion titled "Types of Practice" in addition to a Q&A session featuring SOM alumni representing various practices.
Learn more about this event here.
UTMB to Expand Research Facilities
UTMB will expand its current research facilities to include 93,000 square feet of critically needed space for its growing research activities.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the amendment of the UTMB Capital Improvement Plan to include a $42 million addition to its research facilities at Building 17 on the Galveston campus.
The ground floor of the six-story facility will house non-critical functions such as a lobby and meeting space. Two floors will house research support facilities including veterinary and pharmacy space. One floor will be dedicated to mechanical space and two floors will be shelled during initial construction for future use as laboratory space.
UTMB expects to complete design and obtain final approval to begin construction by March 2015. The new research building should be complete and occupied by March 2017.