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UTHealth commencement ceremonies begin May 9

PHOTO OF UTHEALTH GRADS
May is a happy time for hundreds of students at UTHealth earning their graduate degrees. PHOTO CREDIT: UTHealth

HOUSTON – (April 5, 2018) – Prominent health professionals will address students, faculty, staff and guests when the six schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hold their 2018 commencement ceremonies.

This year’s speakers include Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.; John Zerwas, M.D., Texas State Representative; N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., Academy for Leadership president; Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Ph.D., Guinea Worm Eradication Program director at The Carter Center; Carol A. Romano, Ph.D., Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing professor and dean; and Howard Bauchner, M.D., editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dates and times are listed below:

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
When: Wednesday, May 9, 4 p.m.
Where: Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Stude Concert Hall, 6100 Main Street
Commencement Speaker: John Zerwas, M.D., Texas State Representative

UTHealth School of Public Health
When: Friday, May 11, 10 a.m.
Where: NRG Center, 8400 Kirby
Commencement Speaker: Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Ph.D., director of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program at The Carter Center

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth
When: Friday, May 11, 2 p.m.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Commencement Speaker: Carol A. Romano, Ph.D., R.N., B.C., NEA, FAAN, FACMI, professor and dean of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at Uniformed Services University

UTHealth School of Dentistry
When: Friday, May 18, 10 a.m.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Commencement Speaker: N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., president of the Academy for Leadership

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
When: Friday, May 18, 4 p.m.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center - Assembly Hall, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Commencement Speaker: Howard Bauchner, M.D., editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Where: Rice University, Shepherd School of Music - Alice Pratt Brown Hall, 6100 Main
Commencement Speaker: Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., professor and Nobel Laureate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

-Written by Kendrick Callis, UTHealth

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