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2024 Spring Luncheon 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2024 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon the most successful ever! Read all about it, and see all the photos.



Meet Ricardo Nuila, MD

Ricardo Nuila, MD, is a writer, hospitalist, and associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. For the past 13years, he has worked as a hospitalist and attending physician at Houston’s largest safety net facility, Ben Taub Hospital. He is the director of the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab (HEAL) at Baylor, which integrates arts and humanities into medical education and has received an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) grant supporting its work. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Best American Short Stories. His first book, “The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine,” was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is a semi-finalist for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, as well as an Editors’ Pick of Best Books of the Year So Far 2023 by Amazon. In its review, The New York Times notes that Ricardo is a “skillful writer who humanizes his points in meticulous and compassionate detail.”

2023 Spring Luncheon: Spotlight on Women

A robust crowd of 250 supporters at the River Oaks Country Club greeted keynote speaker Annie Griffiths at the 2023 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon on April 25. Griffiths, one of National Geographic’s first women photographers, shared spectacular photos and told stories about amazing women she has met in some of the least developed areas of the world. The event raised more than $214,000 for student scholarships and faculty research at Cizik School of Nursing. Read more about the luncheon, and view the photo album.


From birth through illness to the end of life journey, the nurse is the HEART and HANDS of medicine.

For more information about PARTNERS:

Cavishia Roberson
Program Manager
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston
[email protected] 

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