Dr. Ben Raimer

Texas Governor Rick Perry has reappointed Dr. Ben Raimer to the state's Health Disparities Task Force for a term to expire on Feb. 1, 2013. The task force works to close the gap in access to health care among special or underserved populations across Texas.

Laura Smith, assistant vice president, UTMB Legislative Affairs, Ben Raimer, senior vice president of UTMB Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, and Lauren Sheer, legislative coordinator


Name that Book

Every week since September, Osler Society medical students tutored and mentored 3rd and 4th grade GISD students on the content of 35 select books for “Name That Book,” a Jeopardy-like competition that took place Saturday, Feb. 12 at UTMB Health’s Levin Hall.

Blue Team: First and third place teams from Patricia McAllister’s 4th grade Gifted and Talented Class at Oppe Elementary. Alex Bassett*, McKenna Bell, Ben Clore*, Margaret Grizzaffi*, William Harris*, Skye Liwag, Mark McNatt, Drake Mills*, Spencer Petty, Flavio Ramos, Gabriel Ramos, Valeria Hohl*, Lauryn Spoon. Back: med students Sean Paschall and Greg Valentine. * First place team members.
Green Team: Second place team from Paula Przestrzelski's class at Parker Elementary. (Front) Taylor Robles. (Row 2) Sumedha Kota, John Kusnerik. (Row 3) UTMB sponsor: Greg Valentine, Tyche’ Cooke Schilling, Jacob Flores, Arunan Thiviyanathan.