Letter from Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Dear Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni,
Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Reunion 2012
Many thanks to all of you who attended our recent Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Reunion 2012 in October. With more than 1,200 attendees, this was one of our largest VUSM Reunion events ever. I hope you enjoyed your time back on Vanderbilt’s campus. A special thanks to all of our class chairs, class gift chairs and class party hosts for making this Reunion a truly wonderful event. This year’s VUSM Reunion also featured meetings for the Vanderbilt Christie Pediatric Society, the Lonnie S. Burnett Society (Obstetrics and Gynecology), the Thomas E. Brittingham Society (Medicine), and the H. William Scott, Jr. Society (Surgery). Please refer to the back page of this issue for photographs from various Reunion festivities. (Due to our biennial VUSM reunion celebration schedule, our next VUSM Reunion will be celebrated in the fall of 2014.)
VMAA Board Meeting in conjunction with Reunion 2012
The Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) Board would like to welcome our new VMAA President, Clifton R. Cleaveland, M.D., HS ’64, FE ’70, who began his two-year term during the Reunion 2012 festivities. William J. Anderson, M.D.’69, was installed as the new President-Elect. Many thanks to outgoing VMAA President David W. Patterson, M.D.’85. Other new board regional directors and specialty society representatives installed during our Reunion 2012 meeting include: Joseph A. Cook, M.D. ’64; Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Jones, M.D. ’78; Mary Laird Warner, M.D. ‘90; Loren Marshall, M.D. ’84; Mitchell Steiner, M.D., FE ’93-’95; Melissa Kaufman, M.D., HS ’07; Joseph Wilson, M.D., FE ’83; James Felch, M.D. ’77, Ph.D. ’73, HS ’81; Richard Treadway, M.D. ’64, HS ’64; Thomas Dovan, M.D., HS ‘00, and Sarah Habibian, M.D ’02, HS ’06.
VMAA Events and Dinners
Our VMAA Regional Dinner in honor of our Louisville-area medical alumni was well attended on Sept. 28, 2012, at the Louisville Boat Club. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Goldstein served as Louisville area hosts for this event which featured a presentation by Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of VUSM. In addition, VMAA hosted a dinner held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 4, 2012. Bonnie Miller, M.D., senior associate dean for Health Sciences Education, hosted this event along with Robert Gotcher, M.D. ’49, BA ’46, former VMAA Far-West Regional Director. We are looking forward to 2013 VMAA Regional dinners in St. Louis on Feb. 12 and Houston on June 6.
Vanderbilt Database Updates
Please assist our efforts to keep the Vanderbilt database current. If you have changed home or business addresses or if your preferred email has changed recently, please update through VUConnect at www.vuconnect.com or you may always send contact information updates directly to: email@example.com.
Worthy of Note News
The VMAA always welcomes your submissions for our alumni news “Worthy of Note” section in Vanderbilt Medicine. Submit news and digital photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to (615) 936-8475; or mail to VUMC, 21st Ave South and Medical Center Drive, MCN D-8212, Nashville, TN 37232-2106. We love celebrating your very “Worthy of Note” news.