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Graduate School Class of 2023 celebrates commencement

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Clinical Psychology graduates pose with their mentors upon receiving their diplomas. The students were among more than 100 to celebrate completing their education at UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on May 18.

The evening of May 18, friends, family, and faculty celebrated the graduation of 111 accomplished students from the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This esteemed ceremony in the Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium on South Campus recognized the achievements of those who earned their doctoral or master’s degrees in various biomedical disciplines. This year, Joan Conaway, Ph.D., UTSW Vice Provost and Dean of Basic Research, delivered an inspiring commencement address, imparting words of wisdom to guide graduates on their career paths. These exceptional graduates are poised to become scientists, health informaticians, clinical psychologists, or other biomedical professionals, making their mark in their respective fields.

The Graduate School candidates for degrees include an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, two winners of the UT Southwestern Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for Community Service, a co-founder of the Fulbright Association Dallas Chapter who also established an online international exchange program between high schools in Dallas and Poland, an active Medical Service Corps Officer with the U.S. Army Reserve, 12 students who completed their Ph.D. degrees as members of UT Southwestern’s M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program, and the first six to earn degrees from the Master of Science in Health Informatics program.

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