|Jefferson Honors Nobel Laureate At 176th Commencement
Jefferson's 176th Annual Commencement will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 9, at Philadelphia's historic Academy of Music. University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, will deliver the Convocation and confer all degrees.
Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), will present Doctor of Medicine degrees to 210 JMC students. Thomas J. Nasca, MD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Affiliations, JMC, will administer the Oath of Hippocrates.
Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD, Vice President for Science Policy, Technology Development, and International Affairs and Dean, College of Graduate Studies, will present 23 Doctor of Philosophy degrees and 128 Master of Science degrees to students of the College of Graduate Studies (CGS).
Douglas J. McMaster Jr., Esq., who will become Chairman, Jefferson's Board of Trustees July 1, will deliver the Opening Proclamation and the Reverend Robert Hyson, DD, the Invocation and Benediction. R. Anthony Carabasi III, MD, Professor of Surgery, will be Grand Marshal.
Ferid Murad, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas, Houston, Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, possesses a long and illustrious career in medical research and education spanning academic medicine and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.