University at COM/UMA
Alumni weekend set for March 20, 21
by Jerry Reves, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine and Vice President, Medical Affairs
As you are all aware, our alumni are a vital component of the College
of Medicine. Their referrals and philan-thropic support help ensure our
success every day. Our Alumni Affairs and Development staff work very
hard to keep our graduates close to the college, and our Medical Alumni
Association and Faculty Alumni Liaison Committee members also expend a
great deal of effort in this regard. I commend all of their activities
on our behalf. They are central to our ongoing drive for excellence.
Our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend is approaching, and we invite you to
take this opportunity to welcome our returning College of Medicine
graduates. An Alumni CME Conference will be held on the morning of
March 21 featuring David Cole, M.D., chair of surgery, and Andrew
Kraft, M.D., director of the Hollings Cancer Center, as well as our
guest speaker, James Betts, M.D., director of trauma services at
Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Following the Alumni CME Conference, the Medical Alumni Awards Luncheon
will be held, honoring the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients,
Biemann Othersen Jr., M.D., ’53, and Grady Hendrix, M.D., ’58, along
with our 2009 Honorary Alumnus Award recipient, Fred Crawford, M.D.
Registration information can be found at http://alumni.musc.edu/colleges/groups/com_homecoming.pdf.
Advance registration for both events is required. There is no charge
for the CME activity, and the Awards Luncheon fee is $25 per person.
For information, contact Jeannie Grooms, director of medical alumni
affairs, at 792-3433 or email@example.com.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to support our
speakers and our award recipients, and to strengthen ties with our
returning graduates. Our alumni give back to us in many ways, and it is
important for all of us to thank them personally.
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009