Newsmaker — June/July 2010

Dr. Kern Wildenthal, former UT Southwestern president, delivered the commencement address for members of the graduating class of Austin College on May 16. Dr. Wildenthal, who holds the Carolyn P. and Frank M. Ryburn, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Basic Research in Heart Disease at UT Southwestern, was presented with an honorary doctorate in recognition of an impressive career devoted to the health sciences.

Austin College is a private liberal arts institution located in Sherman. In the past decade, 59 of its graduates have continued studies in medicine, research, and other health professions at UT Southwestern.