A full-circle celebration
UF College of Medicine graduate students honored at convocation ceremony April 28
May 3, 2017 — Led in by the sounds of bagpipes, graduates of the UF College of Medicine’s graduate programs were honored at a convocation ceremony held Friday morning at the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex.
Thomas C. Rowe, Ph.D., UF College of Medicine associate dean for graduate education, congratulated the Ph.D. and master’s students on their achievements and awards, including Brittney Newby, who received the UF Medical Guild’s gold award for her research in immunology and microbiology.
UF professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Jorg Bungert, Ph.D., gave the faculty address. Citing lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Free No. 10,” Bungert characterized the life of a scientist as one of rewards, disappointments and sudden joy following discovery.
UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, M.D., advised the graduates to recognize the importance of the convocation ceremony.
“Yesterday it was about the team. Tomorrow it’ll be about the team. Today’s it’s all about you,” he told the graduates. “You’ve worked exceptionally hard. Enjoy this moment.”
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