GSBS Dean’s Report – Faculty Senate 3/11/13



1.       UTMB Homecoming is scheduled for Fri and Sat, March 22 & 23.  The annual GSBS Dean’s Lecture will be at 4pm in Levin Hall at 4pm Friday and a reception will follow the lecture in the GSBS Office Suite on the 4th floor of Levin Hall.  This year’s speaker will be Dr. David Walker, Chair, Department of Pathology, Director, UTMB Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases and Director WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases.  The title of his lecture is “The Never Ending Discovery of Previously Unknown Infectious Diseases”.



2.      On Saturday Morning, March 23, the Executive Committee of the GSBS alumni association (GSBS Associates) will meet in Levin Hall.  This is one of 2-3 meetings a year.  The Committee has been extremely helpful as an advisory body and several have participated in GSBS professional development activities for our students.  A list of the members of the Committee and their current activities/occupations is attached.



3.      GSBS Commencement this year will be Friday, May 3.  Nominations for faculty and alumnus awards presented at the ceremony have been received and selection committees are working ranking the nominees.  To be presented are the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (chosen by GSO), Distinguished Alumnus Award, Distinguished Faculty Research Award, and the Faculty Service Award.



4.      Three graduate programs are scheduled for review this year – Nursing Doctoral, Master of Medical Science, and Microbiology & Immunology PhD program.