September 6, 2012
Chaired by Cheng Chi Lee "Circadian Rhythms." 9:00 a.m. - noon., MSB 2.135
October 9, 2012
Annual Medical School Research Retreat Robertson Auditorium - IMM 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D. UTSouthwestern Medical Center "Transcriptional Architecture and Dynamics of the Mammalian Circadian Clock"
November 1, 2012
Chaired by Ponnanda Narayana "Multimodal in vivo Neuroimaging." 9:00 a.m. - noon., MSB 2.135
December 4, 2012
Thomas Steitz, Ph.D.
Yale University "From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
January 16, 2012
Arnold Levine, Ph.D.
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University "The role of P53 in the Regulation of Stem Cells: Predicting the Outcomes of Breast and Prostate Cancers" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
March 5, 2012
Thomas Rando, Ph.D.
Stanford University "TBA" 4:00 p.m., MSB 3.001
The Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture was established in 2006 to honor Dr. Cheves Smythe, our first dean of the University of Texas Medical School from 1970 – 1975. Dr. Smythe skillfully guided the School through its early years with his long standing commitment to the fields of geriatrics and education and his exemplary standards of leadership.
Dr. Smythe was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, educated at Yale, and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1947. He was trained in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital in Boston and Bellevue and Presbyterian Hospitals in New York. Research fellowships in the study of hepatic and renal physiology followed. During the Korean War, he was assigned to the Naval Medical Field Research Laboratory, Camp Lejeane, in North Carolina, and was responsible for a variety of applied research ventures relative to military medicine. After 11 years on the faculty at the Medical College of South Carolina and three years as Dean, he became Associate Director of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
He was then asked to organize The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1970 where he served until November 2011 with three leaves of absence. He later became Dean, Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Aga Khan University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan.
He is certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He has been recognized as a devoted and appreciated teacher of clinical medicine, strengthening medical teaching at Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital as well as assisting in the development of the geriatric medicine program.
An endowment has been established in Dr. Smythe’s name. Contributions should be made to the Office of Advancement, UTHSC Houston, Attn: Cheves Smythe, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 203366, Houston, Texas 77216-3366.