At this year’s George R. Brown School of Engineering Alumni Awards Virtual Toast, the school will honor seven alumni for their achievements in the engineering profession. Rice Computer Science alumnus Dorry Segev will be awarded the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.
Segev, earned his B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A. in computer science from Rice in 1992, and his M.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1996.
The virtual event on Oct. 28 will be sponsored by Rice Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni (REA), the oldest alumni affinity group at Rice. The REA supports the school, alumni and students.
Dr. Segev is the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology and associate vice chair of surgery at Johns Hopkins. He is the founder and director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation (ERGOT), the largest group of its kind in the world. He was the first to demonstrate the survival benefit of incompatible kidney transplantation and is responsible for the first HIV-to-HIV transplants in the U.S. He was recently elected into the National Academy of Medicine.
This award was first presented by the REA in 1974, with George R. Brown ’20 being the initial recipient. It recognizes Rice engineering alumni for outstanding professional achievement and service to society.