CLASS OF ’08, THIS NEXT REUNION IS YOURS
spring breeze, thought-provoking CME session, kids with painted faces, dean
with king-size spatula and burgers on the grill. The 2012 alumni reunion was fun – and now it’s time for
the Class of 2008 to start making plans to attend next year’s gathering,
where they’ll be the honored guests. Every other College of Medicine and
Program in Medical Sciences alum is welcome, too, but this time the Class of
’08 will be king.
Write down this reunion date: April 12-13,
2013. Here’s the
best-case scenario: A couple of ’08 alums will decide soon that they’re coming to the
reunion – and will start contacting their old classmates, to make
it a weekend they’ll all remember. Getting an invitation from a fellow alum
always packs more punch than one from a staff member – though we staff
members are ready to do everything we can to help your reunion be
Have questions? Willing to help round up classmates? We can
help. Email Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Alexa Von Staden or call (850) 645-9428.
AND COMING THIS FALL …
In the previous issue of EMR, we said that the inaugural
Distinguished Alumni Award would be presented during the reunion that just
took place in April. Change of plans! Yes, the honoree has been chosen – but
we decided to make the presentation an even bigger deal. This award banquet
is going to become the centerpiece of a brand-new alumni weekend in the
fall, when football season brings many of you to town.
including the date, are still being decided. As soon as they’re set, we’ll
let you know. You won’t want to miss it.
HAVE ANY GOOD
If so, we could use them. At the top of the grand
staircase in the College of Medicine, we’re designing a PIMS wall similar to
the donor wall in the atrium. It will be a permanent way to recognize – and
thank – the 30 years’ worth of Program in Medical Sciences students who
laid the foundation for this medical school. (In this photo is Don
Levine, who transferred from PIMS in 1991, relaxing with his family
at the reunion.)
Like the donor wall, the PIMS wall
will have places reserved for photos. To be honest, we don’t have many fun
PIMS photos. We’re hoping that you do. If so, please scan them in and email
them to Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Alexa Von Staden.
UPDATE FROM ORLANDO
Three College of Medicine alumni
participated in the American College of Physicians meeting in March in
Orlando. Here are their names and a brief description of their
participation: Brittany Foulkes, M.D.,’10, now a resident at Orlando Health
(“Intravenous Sodium Thiosulfate in the Management of Rapidly Progressing
Calciphylaxis”); Stephanie Prada, M.D., ’09, now a resident at Orlando
Health (participant in Doctors’ Dilemma); and David Snipelisky, M.D., ’11,
now a resident at Mayo Clinic Florida (“A Bad Heart from a Stomach Ache,”
also participant in Doctors’ Dilemma).
See which current
medical students also participated.
ME: WHAT IS THIS ‘HOST’ PROGRAM?’
Think of it as a “Give a
fourth-year student a break” program. The “hosts” in the
HOST program are
alumni who are telling fourth-years, “If you’re traveling to our town for a
residency interview, don’t stay in a hotel – stay in our home. We’ll give
you not only a place to stay but a tour of the town and our observations
about the program. And you can fill us in on the latest news from campus.”
“HOST” stands for Help Our Students Travel. So far, 16 hosts have
signed up. You’ll find them on
the map we put together. If you want to
become a host, let us know.
A GRADUATION GIFT IDEA
As graduation approaches, it’s time to look at the College of Medicine
courtyard in a whole new way. It’s paved not just with bricks but with names
and memories. A personalized brick or paver, or even a bench, is a unique
way for you to pay tribute to a graduate, family member or faculty member.
Get all the details of the
Legacy Celebration Program.
YOUR BOARD MEMBERS
The Alumni Board
is made up of:
- Michael J. Sweeney, chair, M.D. (PIMS,
- Rick Sheridan, M.D. (PIMS, ’76).
Burtch, M.D. (PIMS, ’77).
- Keith Ingram, M.D. (PIMS,
Jaggears, M.D. (PIMS, ’83).
- Scott Warren, M.D.
- Don Levine, M.D.
- Shannon Price (M.D., ’06).
Sundstrom (M.D., ’06).
- Tanya Anim (M.D., ’10).
- Marlisha Edwards (M.D., ’11).
Lundquist-Smith (M.D., ’11).
MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR FLORIDA’S FUTURE
deeply appreciate the generosity of the College of Medicine’s many friends.
Without their financial support, many of the high-quality programs essential
to our students’ learning experience would be lost to budget adjustments
necessary in today’s financial environment. We extend our profound thanks to
the many donors who’ve responded to help support this medical school since
it was created in 2000.
If you would like to discuss making a gift in support of
the College of Medicine’s vital role preparing new physicians to meet the
challenges of Florida’s health-care needs, please contact
assistant dean for development, 850-644-4389.
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