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College of Medicine 41st Commencement Exercises, June 1, 2012

Five students in the CVMD track participated in the June 1st commencement exercises receiving PhD degrees.   The graduation ceremony was held in the Stranahan Theater.

 

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Students lining up for the Academic Procession

PhD candidates

Presentation of the Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Back: Mithun Khattar, Sadeesh Ramakrishnan, Kathryn Smedlund, Rebecca Thompson, Thomas Blomquist

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Presentation of the Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Back: Mithun Khattar, Sadeesh Ramakrishnan, Kathryn Smedlund, Rebecca Thompson, Thomas Blomquist, Jehnan Liu
Front: Honorary Degree recipients Jo Ivey Boufford and James M. Pietro, J.D. and Chairman and Vice-Chairman Board of Trustees Carroll L. Ashley and William Koester

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Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, UT President, confers the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences to 13 students, 7 from the CVMD track

Graduating students and their major advisors in the CVMD track included:

Sumona Ghosh Lester, PhD; (Sonia Najjar, PhD)
Steven Haller, PhD; (Joseph Shapiro, MD)
Sadeesh Ramakrishnan, PhD; (Sonia Najjar, PhD)
Katye Smedlund, Ph.D. (Guillermo Vazquez, PhD)
Yanling Yan, Ph.D. (Joseph Shapiro, MD)

Jehnan Liu, MD, PhD; (Sonia Najjar, PhD)

Degrees were awarded by Jeffrey Gold, MD, Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Biosciences and Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

 

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Sumona Ghosh Lester is hooded by her advisor Sonia Najjar, PhD and awarded her degree by Dr. Jeffrey Gold

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Steve Haller was hooded by his advisor Dr. Joe Shapiro and Dr. Chris Cooper

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Sadeesh Ramakrishnan was hooded by his advisor Dr. Sonia Najjar

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Katye Smedlund was hooded by her advisor Dr. Guillermo Vazquez

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Back: Rebecca Thompson, Mithun Khattar, Sadeesh Ramakrishnan, Katye Smedlund
Front: Honorary Degree recipients Jo Ivey Boufford and James M. Pietro, J.D. with Dr. Jeffrey Gold

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Jehnan Liu was hooded by his advisor Dr. Sonia Najjar and his wife

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Jeffrey Gold, MD, Chancellor and Executive Vice President of Biosciences and Health Affairs,
Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

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Conferring of MD Degrees
Front: Board of Trustees Members Carroll L. Ashley, William C. Koester, S. Amjad Husain,Joseph H. Zerbey and Susan E. Gilmore

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Mithun Khattar was selected to give Graduate Student Commencement Speech

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Dr. James Pietro, Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents, Dr. Katye Smedlund, CVMD graduate,
and Dr. Jeffrey Gold, UT Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Biosciences and Health Affairs

Last Updated: 3/23/15