Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. has generously agreed to support two annual lectures through 2009 that will continue to bring America’s top scientists to the Health Science Center, announced Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center.
Fulbright & Jaworski will fund the Presidential Distinguished Lecture and support a major lecture presented by The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics in the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine. The partnership will be formally announced at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 S. Bowie St.
“During the past 25 years, much of the progress made in San Antonio has had the involvement of Fulbright & Jaworski,” President Cigarroa said. “Fulbright & Jaworski is a model of integrity and excellence and has been an incredible asset and partner during periods of challenge and progress in our city. We are exceedingly grateful.”
This is the first major philanthropic partnership between Fulbright & Jaworski and the Health Science Center. “This gift is a thank you to our clients and the community,” said Fulbright & Jaworski Partner-in-Charge George Scofield. “San Antonio has treated us so well over the past 25 years that we asked, ‘What can we do to give more back?’ We selected one important mission – to enrich the educational atmosphere of one of our city’s most precious resources, The University of Texas Health Science Center.”
The Health Science Center inaugurated the Presidential Distinguished Lecture Series in September 2002. President Cigarroa has welcomed cancer research pioneer Dr. Judah Folkman, liver transplant pioneer Dr. Tom Starzl and bioengineering pioneer Dr. Robert Langer to the Health Science Center for the first three Presidential Distinguished Lectures.
With annual awards, grants and contracts exceeding $175 million and research expenditures exceeding $125 million, the Health Science Center is the leading research institution in South Texas and is the chief catalyst in the biosciences sector of San Antonio’s economy. The $12.9 billion biosciences sector is the largest sector of the city’s economy.
Fulbright & Jaworski opened its San Antonio office in 1980. The office, located at 300 Convent St., Suite 2200, has grown to a full-service office with more than 60 attorneys in the following areas: appellate; bankruptcy; reorganization and creditors’ rights; corporate; securities and transactions; environmental; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment law; litigation; public finance; real estate; tax; employee benefits; and trusts and estates.