SOM students take part in mid-year commencement

Gitti Janwatanagool, right, with his Red 1 Docent, Jennifer McBride, M.D., participated in UMKC’s mid-year commencement ceremony on Dec. 14.
Suman Chaudhary, middle, received her master of science in bioinformatics at UMKC’s mid-year commencement ceremony on Dec. 14. With her were (left) William Lafferty, Ph.D., Hicklin Endowed Chair, Office for Health Services & Public Health Outcomes Research, and Mary Gerkovich, Ph.D., associate professor, biomedical and health informatics.

One student from the UMKC School of Medicine’s BA/MD program and one from the School’s Master’s of Science in Bioinformatics program participated in the University’s mid-year commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14 at the Swinney Recreation Center.

Gitti Janwatanagool graduated with his M.D. degree, while Suman Chaudhary graduated with a master of science from the School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Brandan Kovacs completed a graduate certificate in clinical research but did not participate in the commencement ceremony.

The University’s combined mid-year ceremony honored graduates from the Conservatory of Music and Dance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, School of Biological Sciences, School of Computing and Engineering, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate Studies.

The School of Medicine’s spring graduation ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 24, 2013, at Swinney Recreation Center. The ceremony will include graduates of the School’s BA/MD, Master of Science in Anesthesia, and Master of Science in Bioinformatics programs.

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