8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, May 26, 2017
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
2121 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Abstract Submission closes Monday, April 24, 2017.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carrie Byington, M.D.
Carrie L. Byington, M.D., serves as The Jean and Thomas McMullin Professor and Dean of College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Services at The Texas A&M University System. After finishing her undergraduate degree in B.S. from Texas A&M University, she joined Baylor College of Medicine where she did her M.D., and residency. She did her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Byington then joined as an Assistant Professor in Division of General Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Over the course of her successful 21 year career there, she rose to the rank of Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs for University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for University of Utah School of Medicine, HA and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatric for University of Utah School of Medicine, Director and Contact Principal Investigator at Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Distinguised Service Professor at University of Utah.
Dr. Byington is a nationally renowned infectious disease and pediatric specialist. Her research focuses on bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens in children. She is a pioneer and the first Mexican American female to hold the position of dean and senior vice president at a US academic medical center. Dr. Byington served as a chair of the Infectious Diseases Advisory Group to the US Olympic committee where she was responsible for protecting Team USA athletes and staff from Zika Virus during the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. Her numerous career accomplishments include Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award, AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for individuals, American Academy of Pediatrics Unsung Hero Award in recognition of work of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, AAMC Building Brides and Spanning Boundaries Award for Innovation in Research and Research Education Academic Associates Program.
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