The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

The University of Texas Houston Retiree Organization

May 29, 2021

Remembering Dr. Carmel Bitondo Dyer

From UTHRO's Executive Committee: There was great sadness when the UTHRO family heard about the passing of Dr. Carmel Dyer on May 4 at only 62. We offer our deepest condolences to her family with this loss. Dr Dyer was one of our most fervent supporters and we dedicated our Endowment supporting the Consortium on Aging.

In addition to the article in our May 2021 Evergreen newsletter we have included tributes from some colleagues and friends of Dr. Dyer in this linked document: Carmel Dyer Remembered

April 29, 2021

A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Members

Elizabeth Clouser

Jeanette Quimby

Jimmy Quimby

March 3, 2021

UTHRO Endowment Fund Update

The UTHRO Endowment for Healthy Aging is moving along! Thanks to your contributions, our endowment to benefit UTHealth’s patient care, education and research for the aging population and their caregivers has grown to nearly $85,000 as of Feb 2021. For more information about the UTHRO Endowment please visit the About Us page.

September 16, 2020

Remembering the Good Old Dental Branch

Peggy O'Neill chronicles the illustrious history of UTHealth School of Dentistry(Dental Branch) with the recent demolition of the original building. In addition to her own account of 37 years at the school, Peggy includes photos and reminiscences by Charlotte Childress, Ted Pate and others.  

September 15, 2020

France Culinary Delights: Paris to Normandy River Cruise - canceled (possible reschedule in 2021)

Sadly our group travel European River Cruise Adventure to France in 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. Originally scheduled for Apr 1-12, then rescheduled for Oct 18-29, we may try again in 2021 for a similar trip to Paris France and a 10-night, 11-day river cruise.

March 1, 2020

Trip to the Bryan Museum in Galveston

UTHRO members can take a bus trip to the Bryan Museum in Galveston on Thursday, March 19.    The museum is located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building.  It houses 12,000 years of historical artifacts and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.  Afterwards, we will have lunch at Joe's Crab Shack on the Seawall on your own dime.

Bus will leave OCB promptly at 10:00 AM and return around 3:00 PM.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

RSVP to Barry Rittman at or 713-542-8108 by March 12.  Cost is $14 per person.  Send a check made out to UTHRO to Margaret Zambrano, 20903 Imperial Ridge Ln, Spring, TX 77379.

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January 24, 2020

UTHRO's Valentine Luncheon

UTHRO will have its annual Valentine Luncheon at Olive Garden this year at Noon, Thursday, February 13.   We will meet at the Olive Garden located at 1010 Old Spanish Trail.  Please RSVP to Barry Rittman by February 6 at or 713-542-8108.

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December 31, 2019

Visit to Holocaust Museum

We will be meeting at the Holocaust Museum at 5401 Caroline Street on January 8 at 10:00 AM to tour with Anna Steinberger until 11:30 AM.  Note, this is not a bus trip.  Parking at the museum is $8 for 4 hours.  Afterwards we will walk to Bodegas Taco Shop for lunch.  RSVP to Barry Rittman at or 713-542-8108 and send a check made out to UTHRO for $10 for museum entry to Margaret Zambrano, 20903 Imperial Ridge Lane, Spring, TX 77379.

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November 27, 2019

Bus trip to Sugarland Holiday Lights at Constellation Field

UTHRO will be taking a bus trip to The Sugarland Holiday Lights at Constellation Field on Tuesday, December 10.  We will stop first to have dinner at Cheddar's.  RSVP to Barry Rittman at or call him at 713-542-8108 before December 3.  Cost will be $12 per person.  Send a check made out to UTHRO to Margaret Zambrano, 20903 Imperial Ridge Lane, Spring, TX 77379.

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October 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Luncheon, Annual Meeting, and UT Police Toy Drive

UTHRO will have their traditional Thanksgiving Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 14 in the Rio Grande Room on the 2nd floor at OCB from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  We will also be participating in the Annual UT Police Toy Drive.  RSVP by November 7 to Barry Rittman at or call him at 713-542-8108.  Cost will be $22.00. Make your check out to UTHRO and send to Margaret Zambrano by November 7 and mail to 20903 Imperial Ridge Lane, Spring, TX  77379. Click title for more details.