New members join UTHealth Development Board

HOUSTON – (April 24, 2014) – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) introduced Dudley Oldham, Coert Voorhees and Marcie Zlotnik as the newest members to its Development Board at the spring meeting held at the Medical Center Marriott on April 1.

“We are truly honored to welcome these distinguished community leaders to our board,” said Julius Glickman, chair of the UTHealth Development Board. “Their diverse experience will help us seize opportunities for growth and advance the mission of Houston’s health university.”

Oldham is a retired senior partner and currently serves as of Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright. He has served as chairman of the UTHealth Institute of Molecular Medicine Advisory Council since 2009 and as a member of the UTHealth Medical School Advisory Council since 2010. In addition, Oldham has served on the executive committees for both the Chancellor’s Council and the Law Alumni Association at The University of Texas. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Voorhees is an award-winning author of several books for children and young adults.  A former Fulbright Scholar, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Houston and spent a year as the Visiting Writer in Residence at Rice University. Voorhees serves on the Children’s Museum of Houston Advisory Board and the board of the Henry Strong Educational Foundation.

Zlotnik, a licensed Certified Public Accountant, is retired co-founder of StarTex Power. She serves as a director for Girls Inc., Gulf Coast Power Association and Deacon’s Dugout (Sugarland Skeeters Foundation).  Zlotnik is also on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated from the McCombs School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.

“Our outstanding board members represent a network of dedicated individuals working together to help us educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health,” said Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., president of UTHealth. “I look forward to working with our talented and energetic board as we grow and plan for the future.”

The UTHealth Development Board consists of more than 140 community leaders who have committed to advance the mission and vision of the institution by increasing public awareness and public support.

About UTHealth:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was established in 1972 as Houston’s health university. The most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more health care professionals than any other health-related institution in the State of Texas and features the nation’s sixth-largest medical school and the highest ranked nursing graduate school in Texas. It also includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. For more information, visit

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