George T. Bryan, MD, Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus, inspirational leader, mentor and friend to students and colleagues, passed away on September 27, 2010. Dr. Bryan was the former Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Academic Affairs at UTMB. He leaves an indelible mark on the university. His leadership contributed enormously to the stature and success of UTMB. The first Dean to also serve as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Bryan’s 18-year tenure as Dean was the second longest in the history of UTMB. For more information on Dr. Bryan's legacy please read the provost's message as well as his obituary.