Academic Enterprise Announcements


Exciting things are happening in UTMB's Academic Enterprise every day.

We are committed to keeping our UTMB community informed about news from the AE - from new leadership appointments and awards to development and learning opportunities for our faculty, staff, and students.

Read announcements from members of our AE leadership and other important news items from across the AE.


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    Dr. Sanja Sever Joins as VP, Drug Discovery, and Director of the Sealy Institute for Drug Discovery

    Sanja Sever, PhD, has joined UTMB as Vice President, Drug Discovery and Director of the Sealy Institute for Drug Discovery (SIDD), effective March. 1. This Institute has been funded by a generous gift from the Sealy & Smith Foundation. Dr. Sever is a prominent figure in the field of nephrology, most recently affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School.

  • Salim Hayek on a light teal background with a banner that reads New AE Leadership Announcement

    Welcome Dr. Salim Hayek, VP and Chief Transformation Officer

    We are excited to share that Salim Hayek, MD, has joined UTMB as Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, effective March 1. In this critical capacity, Dr. Hayek reports directly to Dr. Vicente Resto within the Faculty Group Practice, where he will lead pivotal transformation initiatives aimed at elevating patient care, enhancing clinical outcomes, streamlining operational efficiency, and advancing clinical research throughout our esteemed institution. Dr. Hayek is also a standing member of the President’s Executive Committee.

  • Headshot of Alan Landay on a teal background with a banner that says New AE Leadership Announcement

    Dr. Alan Landay Joins UTMB as VP, Team Science

    We are excited to share that Alan Landay, PhD, has joined UTMB as Vice President of Team Science, effective Feb. 1. He will bring research and clinical experts together to create collaborations at UTMB and with institutions across the region, state, and world.

We want your news!

If you know of an Academic Enterprise news item that should be featured here, please let us know! It could be an award, a new appointment, or a great opportunity open to others in the AE. 

Contact a member of our AE Communications team to let us know.

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Cortney Martin
Manager, Communications and Community Initiatives
Email • (409) 772-0081
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Ashley Torres
Communications Specialist
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 (409) 266-4027

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