Cigarroa to thank faculty, staff, students for 8 exemplary years

WHAT: “With Greatest Respect: The Cigarroa Presidency – A Retrospective and Farewell Reception”

WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Jan. 21

WHERE: UT Health Science Center Auditorium, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center

WHO: UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will reflect on important educational, research and clinical initiatives of the last eight years by the Health Science Center community. Faculty, staff, students and special friends will extend best wishes to Dr. Cigarroa and his wife, Graciela, as they move to Austin and the chancellorship of The University of Texas System.

NOTES: William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, interim president of the Health Science Center effective Feb. 2, and faculty, staff and student association leaders will present a gift to the Cigarroas on behalf of the university. The reception will follow in the Parman Auditorium Foyer. Individual media interviews with Dr. Cigarroa will be possible from 1:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Interested individuals may watch a videoconference of the event at these other Health Science Center campuses: Texas Research Park, AT&T Teleconference Center, Room 1.130; Laredo Campus Extension, Academic Building, Room 1.102; Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), Harlingen, Room 2.120; RAHC Edinburg Campus, Room 1.200.2.




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