Dear faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students:
To keep you updated on the status of our important missions, this spring edition of my forum provides some important highlights of our recent accomplishments, current activities and future strategic undertakings.
For example, through absolutely herculean efforts of hundreds of individuals across the university, we have given more than 150,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at the School of Nursing’s Hurd Auditorium and the Medical Arts & Research Center.
Last month, we celebrated our recipients of the 2021 Presidential Awards and soon, at our historic commencement on May 22, we will be gifting the world the achievements and talents of approximately 800 graduates who will be launched into their professional careers and begin to enact, even more fully, our university’s mission to make lives better.
Other topics covered within this program include information about our institution’s finances, clinical practice plan growth, research awards and expenditures and recent successes in faculty recruits and philanthropy. Finally, I wanted to close with a personal tribute in remembrance of Mrs. Teresa Lozano Long, a woman who, together with her husband, Joe, has been an absolute champion of our mission of education, supporting the learning of scores and scores of our students.
Please take a few minutes to view this video program, and join me in anticipation of being able to soon share these forums again in person.
With deepest respect,
William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
President and Professor of Medicine