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Alumni Journal

Letter from Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs

By Ann H. Price, M.D. Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs, School of Medicine
August 2013

Dear Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni,

Congratulations VUSM Class of 2013
The Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) proudly welcomed the newest members of our medical alumni family, the VUSM Class of 2013, at a Faculty Appreciation/ “Almost Alumni” Luncheon on May 8. I know each of you joins me in celebrating their present achievements as we now begin to eagerly anticipate learning of their success in future Alumni News/”Worthy of Note” sections of Vanderbilt Medicine magazine.

VMAA Host Program
More than 300 alumni now participate in our VMAA Host Program. Your willingness to participate in this program and provide support to our fourth-year class as they attend residency interviews is greatly appreciated. The interview cycle for the VUSM Class of 2014 will begin soon. To learn more about this program, please see medschool.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/hostprogram and to sign up to be a Host Program participant.

VMAA Open House in conjunction with VU Reunion 2013
Reunion 2012 was a huge success, thanks in large measure to a record number of Vanderbilt Medical Alumni participants. While we will not have a medical reunion in 2013, the VMAA cordially invites all those coming to campus for VU’s undergraduate homecoming to join us for our VMAA Open House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2 - 4 p.m., Light Hall Student Lounge, 3rd Floor. Clifton Meador, M.D.,’55, will join us and sign complimentary copies of his latest book, Medical Detective Stories, for the first 100 attendees.

VUSM Reunion 2014
Our next biennial VUSM Reunion is scheduled for the fall of 2014 in conjunction with VU’s Homecoming festivities. We will advise all our special anniversary class members (classes ending in 3,4, 8, 9; Quinq Classes ‘64 and ‘65; and Quinq Plus classes 1963 and earlier) as soon as a date is available. For the first time in many reunion cycles, we will celebrate our class parties on Friday evening. Please see our website, www.medschool.vanderbilt.edu/alumni, for a preliminary Reunion 2014 schedule.

VMAA Board Welcomes New Member
The VMAA Board welcomed Amanda Meyer as the new Graduate Student representative in May 2013. Amanda is currently working on a Ph.D., in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics with an expected graduation date of 2015.

VMAA Recent Events
We extend a special note of appreciation to Drs. Jill (MD ‘96, VMAA Regional Representative) and George (MD ‘96) Hutton, who graciously served as our hosts for a Houston-area regional dinner on June 6. In addition, the VMAA has hosted spring events for our Vanderbilt Meacham (Neurological Surgery), Friesinger (Cardiology), Roentgen (Radiation Oncology), Luton (Psychiatry), and Orthopaedic Societies. We have also assisted with the 2013 Post-Doctoral Fellows Poster Symposium, our BRET Program’s Ph.D. Qualifying celebration and supported our students’ annual 5K Shade Tree Trot. We enjoyed a busy summer highlighted by the welcome picnic for our new Vanderbilt Medical House Staff in June.

Worthy of Note News
It is always great to hear from you. Please submit your “Worthy of Note” news for our next edition of Vanderbilt Medicine magazine. Send your news and photographs to medalum@vanderbilt.edu.

We hope to hear from you soon.


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