Wine & Cheese Reception / Meeting — This was a meeting of the UTMB chapter members and officers. Activities of the past year were reviewed. Opinions and suggestions were heard and some goals generated for the coming year.
New Member Induction — This was an opportunity to recognize new members and formally introduce them to the UTMB chapter. A reception followed the meeting.
Travel Awards — Our chapter supported the travel of a graduate student to present her work at a national meeting. We also helped with the travel expenses for a graduate student who went to Kenya to participate in an international collaboration.
Co-sponsored Public Health Organization Workshop — This event, which was focused on opportunities to participate in public health projects/research outside UTMB, was co-sponsored by our chapter.
Sponsored Award for the National Student Research Forum — This national meeting draws student researchers from all over the United States and Canada. Our chapter sponsored the "Best Overall" award for a student presentation.
Best Overall Award at the Summer Medical School Research Program — The chapter sponsors the "Best Overall" award for medical student researchers.
Best Overall Award for Undergraduates in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program — We provided two awards to recognize the best posters by undergraduate researchers this session which takes place at the end of the 10 week summer program.
Co-sponsorship of the American Physician Scientist Meeting, Southern Region — Our chapter provided funds to support this meeting of MD/PhD students which focuses on their research.
16th Annual Forum on Aging — There were over 150 researchers in attendance and 64 poster presentations, including 16 student and 14 postdoctoral fellow posters, at this UTMB forum. Our chapter sponsored awards for postdoctoral fellows. (See photo below.)