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President’s Gala honors Joe and Patty Robles

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Author: HSC Express/GSBS | Category: Around Campus | September 26, 2016

The UT Health Science Center’s ninth President’s Gala Sept. 24 celebrated the military and the important collaborations the Health Science Center shares with the military. 

More than 1,100 community leaders attended. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center, announced that gala proceeds will establish The Maj. Gen. (USA Ret.) Joe and Patty Robles Chair in Military Health Research.

Gen. Robles spoke at this year's commencement ceremony. His son Andrew Robles graduated with a degree in pharmacology. His thesis was on "Identification of Lead Molecules for the Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes from Natural Sources." 

“The Robles Chair will be dedicated in perpetuity to supporting the Health Science Center as we lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care that enhances and nurtures military collaborations,” Dr. Henrich said in this. “One of our top priorities is to improve the health and well-being of military personnel and veterans throughout our community, state and nation.”

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