Alumni

Family Legacy: A Story Held by Three Generations

At the school’s 2017 graduation, Jim L. Story (from left), M.D., founding faculty member; granddaughter Heidi Held McDonald, M.D., Class of 2017; daughter Kristin Story Held, M.D., Class of 1985; and granddaughter Holly Held Volz, M.D., Class of 2014, celebrate three generations and three graduations at the Long School of Medicine.
At the school’s 2017 graduation, Jim L. Story (from left), M.D., founding faculty member; granddaughter Heidi Held McDonald, M.D., Class of 2017; daughter Kristin Story Held, M.D., Class of 1985; and granddaughter Holly Held Volz, M.D., Class of 2014, celebrate three generations and three graduations at the Long School of Medicine.

Jim L. Story, M.D., dedicated 29 years to the Long School of Medicine. His family’s ties to the school continued with the graduation of his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters.

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Family Legacy: Beckers Share Love of Medicine

(From left) Joseph R. Becker, M.D., and wife Emily Kaufmann Becker, M.D., both Class of 2005, join his parents Bunny Becker and Richard A. Becker, M.D., FACP, Class of 1971, at the President’s Gala in 2017.
(From left) Joseph R. Becker, M.D., and wife Emily Kaufmann Becker, M.D., both Class of 2005, join his parents Bunny Becker and Richard A. Becker, M.D., FACP, Class of 1971, at the President’s Gala in 2017.

The Becker family has two generations and three graduates of the Long School of Medicine. Father, son and daughter-in-law have all shared their expertise teaching at the medical school.

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Record-Breaking Matching Class Graduates

Katie Corkill graduating with the Class of 2018
Katie Corkill graduating with the Class of 2018

This year’s commencement ceremony featured 206 students who broke the school’s matching record with 99 percent securing residency positions.

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Anniversary Celebrated by Founding Faculty, Alumni

Photo of Founding faculty
Founding faculty: (sitting) Elliot Weser, M.D.; Waid Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.; (back row) Anatolio Cruz, M.D.; Marvin Forland, M.D.; Robert Persellin, M.D.; Norman Wulfsohn, M.D.; Jim Story, M.D.

Founding faculty, distinguished alumni and graduates celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Long School of Medicine at a reception before the 2018 President’s Gala.

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Brennan Named 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

Michael W. Brennan, M.D., and wife Helen (far left) with their children and grandchildren at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Michael W. Brennan, M.D., and wife Helen (far left) with their children and grandchildren at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Michael W. Brennan was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. The retired ophthalmologist is dedicated to community and global professional service.

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Realini Honored as 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Ruth Berggren (left), M.D., director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, presents the 2017 alumna award to Janet P. Realini, M.D., M.P.H.
Ruth Berggren (left), M.D., director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, presents the 2017 alumna award to Janet P. Realini, M.D., M.P.H.

Janet Realini, M.D., M.P.H., a resident in family and community medicine from 1975 to 1978, received the award for her work to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancies.

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Award Winners Recognized for Accomplishments by School

Distinguished Alumni Honorees

The Long School of Medicine annually honors a graduate who has demonstrated the highest principles and has made outstanding contributions to medicine and society.

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Doctoral Research to Benefit At-Risk Teens

Lorraine Barton administers a questionnaire to a student at the Healy-Murphy Center, a non-traditional high school on the east side of San Antonio.
Lorraine Barton administers a questionnaire to a student at the Healy-Murphy Center, a non-traditional high school on the east side of San Antonio.

Doctoral student Lorraine Barton, M.S.N., B.S.N., RN, compiled a questionnaire to help clinical staff at a non-traditional high school identify social and behavioral issues that can be detrimental to students’ health.

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Alumna Helps Patients Struggling with Mental Illness

Since earning her M.S.N. in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the School of Nursing, Toni Brent strives to educate her patients on the importance of staying on their medicine in order to control their symptoms.
Since earning her M.S.N. in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the School of Nursing, Toni Brent strives to educate her patients on the importance of staying on their medicine in order to control their symptoms.

Toni Brent, M.S.N., RN, PMHNP-BC, has always been intrigued by the study of the mind—earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology after becoming a registered nurse.

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Helping New Mothers, Infants

Marisol Breton-Leija, B.S.N., RN, who is an immigrant from Mexico, is conducting her doctoral research on Bexar County’s community of immigrant and refugee mothers.
Marisol Breton-Leija, B.S.N., RN, who is an immigrant from Mexico, is conducting her doctoral research on Bexar County’s community of immigrant and refugee mothers.

During a brief window of opportunity occurring at labor and delivery, nurses can improve or change a woman and her family’s life.

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School of Nursing Visionary Leader Awards: Calling for Nominations

The year 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio.

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A Message from Alumni Board President

The Nursing Alumni Association continues to engage our alumni throughout the year.

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