Letter from Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Reunion 2012
Our next biennial VUSM Reunion, Oct. 25-27, is fast approaching. Reunion festivities will begin on Thursday morning, Oct. 25, with a golf outing at Vanderbilt’s Legends Club followed by an evening welcome reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. On Friday, Oct. 26, the reunion schedule features CME opportunities, the Quinq class inductions (Classes of ’62 and ’63), luncheons for all alumni, and our traditional Grand Dinner celebration at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This year the Grand Dinner will honor our 2012 VMAA Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, John M. Leonard, M.D. ’67, and David H. Walker, M.D. ’69, as well as VMAA Alumni Achievement Award winner, Robert F. Miller, M.D. ’82, and VMAA Distinguished Service Award winner, Margaret (Peggy) Joyce, B.A. ’51. The Saturday, Oct. 27, reunion activities will feature student presentations followed by a new event, our first ever medical alumni luncheon/tailgate in Langford Auditorium. Afternoon homecoming/ football festivities and our anniversary class parties on Saturday evening will round out the VUSM Reunion weekend. To learn more about the VUSM Reunion 2012, please visit our VMAA website which will be continuously updated during the coming months: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/.
VMAA Events and Programs
For the past several months, the VMAA has been actively involved with members of our Vanderbilt medical community.
We extend a special note of appreciation to both Robert Snowden, M.D. ’69, (VMAA Board Regional Representative) and Joseph Cook, M.D. ’64 (newly elected VMAA Board Regional Representative), who graciously served as hosts for regional dinners earlier this year in Pensacola, Fla., and Durham, N.C., respectively. In addition, the VMAA hosted spring events for our Vanderbilt Meacham (Neurological Surgery), Friesinger (Cardiology), Roentgen (Radiation Oncology), Luton (Psychiatry), and Orthopaedic Societies. Most recently, we supported our students’ annual 5K Shade Tree Trot, which raised $21,000 for the Shade Tree Clinic. In addition, we assisted with the Post-Doctoral Fellows Poster Symposium and Ph.D. qualifying celebration. A busy summer was highlighted by the June 25 welcome picnic for our new Vanderbilt medical house staff.
VMAA Welcomes New Board Members
The VMAA welcomes the following newly elected or appointed board members whose four-year terms will begin at Reunion 2012: Regional Representatives: Joseph A. Cook, M.D. ’64, (Southeast), Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Jones, M.D. ’78, B.A. ’74, (Northeast), Loren H. Marshall, M.D. ’84, HS ’87, (Mid-West) and Mary Laird Warner, M.D. ’90, (Mid-West) and Specialty Society Representatives: Melissa R. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D. (HS ’07, FE ’09, FAC ’09-present, Vanderbilt Urology Society), Joseph Wilson Jr., M.D. (B.A. ’73, FE ’83, Friesinger Society), and Sara Habibian, M.D. ’02, HS ’06, (Burnett Society).