Dean's Distinguished Alumni Roundtable
Since the University of Utah School of Medicine started educating doctors in 1905, thousands of exceptionally talented physicians have gone on to pursue fascinating careers, making important contributions to their respective fields. As a way to connect some of the school’s contemporary alumni back to their alma mater and medical students, Dean Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., has created a roundtable program where students learn about the unique careers of our distinguished alumni during an informal Q & A session.
|Dean's Roundtable - 2013
Val G. Hemming, M.D. Col. (ret)
As Dean, Dr. Val Hemming led the design and development of a large patient simulation center presently used both for teaching clinical skills and clinical skills testing at USHUS.
For over 30 years as well as being a practicing pediatrician for military families, he conducted basic science and clinical research programs examining the pathogenesis of bacterial and viral infections caused by Lancefield group B streptococci and by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). His research resulted in the development and FDA licensure of two biological agents (Respigam and Synagis) for the prevention of RSV infections in infants and young children. Since retirement he has developed a rodent (North American cotton rat) model of pulmonary tuberculosis to examine the natural history and pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.
Past - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Marylan, Dean, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
Education:- Idaho State University, Ricks College, Idaho, University of Utah, B.A, University of Utah School of Medicine M.D
Dean's Roundtable - 2013
Dean's Roundtable - 2012
- Thomas Rees, M.D.'47 (Video available soon)
- Homer Warner, M.D., Ph.D. '49 and read more about Dr. Warner here posted at the time of his passing on November 30, 2012.
- William DeVries, M.D., FACS, FACC, FACCP '70
- Cecil Samuelson, M.D., '70