Graduating M.D. and Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to celebrate their commencement Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Harold Varmus, who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer in 1989, will speak at BCM’s 2013 commencement.
He was named director of the National Cancer Institute in 2010 after serving for 10 years as president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and six years as director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Varmus will receive an honorary degree.
Honorary degrees and awards
Other honorary degrees will be awarded to:
- Dr. Barry Coller, a highly respected physician-scientist who joined Rockefeller University in 2001 as the first David Rockefeller Professor, head of the Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, physician in chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital and vice president for medical affairs
- Corby Robertson, chair of the Best Minds Best Medicine Campaign and chair of the Board of Trustees from 2001-2006, in recognition for his leadership at BCM and of the sustained support of BCM by the Cullen Family since the College moved to Houston in 1943
- Dr. Miguel (Mike) Nevarez, former president of the University of Texas Pan American, in recognition for his central role in creating the Premedical Honors College with BCM in 1994 and for his tireless efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students in the Rio Grande Valley
What the future holds
Congratulations to all of the graduating students!
Curious where they’re going next? Check out Match Day by the numbers to see a profile of our graduating class and where they matched. Stay tuned for more information on the 2013 commencement.
Miss last year’s commencement? See details about the 2012 graduation.