October 2011 Archives

DePinho Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Monday, October 3, 2011


From left: Francisco Cigarroa, M.D.; Ronald DePinho, M.D.; and Janet Cockrell with her husband, Ernie Cockrell.


MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, M.D. was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences over the weekend, along with Ernie Cockrell, immediate past chairman of the Board of Visitors; and Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., UT System chancellor.

They were among 178 influential scientists, scholars, authors, artists and institutional leaders to join the academy at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass. Other luminaries on the list included veteran diplomat Edward Djerejian of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University; novelist Oscar Hijuelos; singer-songwriter Paul Simon; and Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and The Kraft Group.

Founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots, the academy's membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates, some 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of the world's most celebrated artists and performers.

John Seymour is 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award honoree

Seymour_2009 small picture for calendar.jpgMark your calendars and plan to attend two events honoring John Seymour, MBBS, PhD as he is recognized with the MD Anderson 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Professor Seymour's lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Hickey Auditorium, Clark Clinic, 11th Floor.   A reception in his honor is scheduled at 1:30 in the Pickens Academic Tower, 3rd Floor, Rooms 4 & 5.

He will also be recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation held that same day at 4:00 p.m. and hosted by the Faculty Senate.

Professor Seymour currently is the Head of the department of Haematology a the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

For more information, call the alumni office at 713-794-1955.