A formal program for an important occasion.
The assembled Brancatii.
In the center, GIM Director Dr. Fred Brancati,
between his wife (l.) and mother (r).
Friends, family and colleagues packed the hall.
Provost Lloyd Minor, MD, Chairman of the Department of
Medicine Myron Weisfeldt, MD and Dean of the Medical
Faculty Edward Miller, MD all had roles to play in the event.
Right in the front row, Dr. Jeanne Clark's
happy husband, children and mother.
Dean Miller formally presents the Federick Brancati, MD
Endowed Professorship in Medicine to the University.
To the delight of the many faculty members in attendance.
Provost Minor then accepts the new Brancati
Professorship on behalf of the University.
A happy day for all present.
Dr. Weisfeldt then introduces the inaugural recipient
of the Brancati Professorship, GIM's Associate
Director, Dr. Jeanne Clark.
Dr. Clark listens as she is introduced.
Dr. Weisfeldt congratulates Dr. Clark.
Dr. Clark's proud parents and sister.
Dr. Clark accepts the Brancati Professorship
with happy and grateful remarks.
And special thanks for Dr. Brancati!
A bird's-eye view of a part of the hall with Dr. Clark speaking.
Then, Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Michael Klag introduces Dr. Brancati . . .
. . . with a dose of his usual wit!
The humor strikes Dr. Brancati's wife, Dr. Liz Jaffe,
and their two daughters each in a different way!
At last, Dr. Brancati gets to have his say.
And the laughter resounds through the hall!
At center, GIM's Dr. Raquel Greer.
We see the same devilish twinkle in the eyes of
Mrs. Angela Brancati, Dr. Brancati's mother.
Dr. Brancati's mother-in-law, Helen Jaffee.
What will he say next?
An amused Dr. Clark and Dr. Weisfeldt.
Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, Professor of Oncology
and Pathology -- and Dr. Brancati's wife.
In front, Dr. Clark's parents-in-law, Peggy and Dick Smolka.
Directly behind them, Dr. Brancati's colleagues from
Healthways, Dr. Jim Pope and Marty Leinward.
Dr. Clark's proud sister, Mary Clark, and
behind her, their brother Andy Clark.
Dr. Brancati makes the most of his time at the microphone.
Dean Miller shares in the spirit of the moment.
A rapt audience.
One wit appreciates another!
Dr. Brancati receives a standing ovation!
And warm congratualtions from Dr. Weisfeldt.
A proud Dr. Clark and Dr. Brancati with (from left) Provost
Minor, Dean Klag, Dr. Weisfeldt, and Dean Miller.
After the formalities, Dr. Clark with her husband and children.
. . . and, with her extended family.
Dr. Brancati's wife and daughters.
GIM's Dr. David Levine and Dr. Daniel Brotman with Lee Bone, faculty member in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
From left, Division of Gastroenterology's James Potter with
Darlene Potter, Gastroenterology's Dr. Theodore Bayless,
and Dr. Hamid Rabb from the Division of Nephrology.
GIM's Dr. Craig Pollack, Dr. Jodi Segal, and Dr. Sonal Singh.
Colleagues Dr. Jessica Yeh, Lee Schwartz,
Dr. Jeanne Clark, and Kathy Michalski.
Is Dr. Clark excited?
Dr. Brancati's friend Debbie Hill, with GIM Fellows Drs.
Anne Monroe, Anders Chen and Kimberly Gudzune.
Comstock Center Director Dr. Joe Coresh (l.) and
Dr. David Celentano, Chair of Epidemiology.
Dr. Linda Yau and her husband, Dr. Brancati,
and GIM's Dr. Madhav Goyal.
David Brown, Dr. Liz Jaffe, Helen Jaffee,
Elizabeth Brown, and Dr. Joe Coresh.
Dr. Dan Laheru (r.) and a colleague, both from the Cancer Center.
Dr. Brancati with Dr. Ruben Hernaez (l.) and Dr. Robert Lawrence, former Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health (r.).
Members of Dr. Brancati's family: Steve Tonkin; Stephanie, Christian and Marylee Saarbach; and family friend Jack Hisley.
Welch Center Director and GIM's
Dr. Larry Appel with Dr. Brancati.
James Potter from the Division of
Gastroenterology congratulates Dr. Clark.
GIM's Dr. Dan Brotman with Chief of Geriatrics Dr. Chris Durso and Vice Dean for Research Dr. Landon King (l. to r.).
Melinda Sawyer, GIM's Dr. Nisa Maruthur
and Dr. Mariana Lazo, and Dr. Linda Kao.
Dr. David Celentano, Dr. Joe Coresh, Dr. Fred Brancati,
GIM's Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco and David Brown.
Dr. Clark and Dr. Brancati are inspirations for fellows
and young faculty members such as (from left)
GIM's Dr. Brooke Cunningham, Dr. Rochelle
Brown and Dr. Mariana Lazo.