Baylor College of Medicine hosted the 2019 Alumni Reunion May 2-4, welcoming graduates back to campus for a full slate of continuing medical education sessions, campus tours and social events, including the annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner.
The awards dinner kicked off the two-day Alumni Reunion. Held Thursday, May 2, at the St. Regis Hotel Houston, the event honored top alumni, faculty and students at the College. Read the full list of award recipients below, and learn more about them in this video profile.
Lehmann Outstanding Student Award
Marissa Scavuzzo, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ryan Trantham, M.D. ‘19
School of Medicine
Young Alumnus Award – School of Health Professions
Steven Wei, P.A.-C ‘99
Supervisor, Advanced Practice Providers, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Instructor, Physician Assistant Program, Baylor College of Medicine
Young Alumnus Award – School of Medicine
Ricardo Nuila, M.D. ’06, Res. ‘10
Association Professor of Medicine and Director, Program of Narrative Medicine, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine
Distinguished Faculty Award
Malcolm Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.
Founding director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital and the Fayez Sarofim Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Peter Hotez, M.D.
Dean, School of National Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development
Distinguished Alumni Award – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dane Chetkovich, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ‘92
Professor and Chair of Neurology at Vanderbilt
Distinguished Alumnus Award – School of Medicine
A. Bennett Jenson, M.D. ’66, Res. ‘70
Co-inventor of the HPV vaccine
Senior Scientist and Professor of Pathology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Res. ‘93
Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology and Immunology and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor College of Medicine
Distinguished Service Award
George P. Noon, M.D. ‘60
Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant and Assist Devices at Baylor College of Medicine and the Meyer-DeBakey Chair in Investigative Surgery
Amy Coburn, M.D. ‘85
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Mark Hernandez, M.D. ‘03
Chief Medical Officer of Community Care Collaborative, a public-private that provides care to low-income residents in Travis County
Lifetime Achievement Award
Kenneth Mattox, M.D. ‘64
Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Staff at Ben Taub Hospital