Alumni News No. 018 | June 2013 |View this email in your browser.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine News

Alumnus Weisfeldt to Retire in 2014

It is with enormous appreciation, as well as a sense of personal and professional loss, that we share with you the news that Myron (Mike) Weisfeldt will retire from his position as the William Osler Professor, director of the Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, effective June 30, 2014.

Despite the regret that accompanies this announcement, it also is with delight that we congratulate Mike on his remarkably meritorious career in academic medicine--begun when he graduated as a pre-med from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in 1962 and went on to graduate from the School of Medicine in 1965. His subsequent impact on the practice of medicine--especially in the fields of coronary artery disease and cardiopulmonary resuscitatio--has been profound.

Mike has influenced physicians--and saved countless lives--through his research, teaching and advocacy. He also has been instrumental in guiding Johns Hopkins’ legendary Osler Medical Residency program.

We are grateful that Mike is staying on for another full year. A search committee headed by Landon King, executive vice dean of the School of Medicine; and Jonathan Lewin, director of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, will lead the daunting task of finding his successor.

We also are pleased that after Mike steps down from the department’s directorship, he will remain active on the faculty--conducting research, exercising his considerable prowess as an encourager of philanthropy and, as he says, doing “anything that might help” the new director to succeed. 

School of Medicine

Biennial and Reunion Weekend 2013

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The 2013 Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend was a great success! A big thank you to everyone who attended this year's event.

From June 6 to 9, the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and the School of Medicine welcomed members of its family of alumni, students, and current and former faculty, fellows, and house staff to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus to rekindle friendships, reminisce, reflect and celebrate. Throughout the weekend, attendees participated in educational programs, learned about the future of Johns Hopkins Medicine, celebrated achievements, honored colleagues and friends, and enjoyed catching up.

To view photos from the Biennial and Reunion weekend, click here. The password to view the photos is biennial13.

To view the slideshow from the All Classes Reunion Dinner, click here.

Alumni Update

Alumni Awards during Biennial


Congratulations to all of our alumni who received a 2012/2013 award at this year's Award and Portrait Presentation during the Biennial Meeting!

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus/Alumna Award:
Catherine M. Bonuccelli, MD ’83
Vanessa E. Cullins, MD ’83
Stephen V. Desiderio, MD ’78, PhD ’81
Eileen P.G. “Patti” Vining, MD ’72

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award:
Gerald P. Bodey, Sr., MD ’60
Chi Van Dang, MD ’82
Gary S. Firestein, MD ’80
David B. Hellmann, MD ’77
Ralph H. Hruban, MD ’85
Redonda G. Miller, MD ’92

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Woodrow Wilson Award:
Harry F. Hull, MD ’73

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Knowledge for the World Award:
Richard S. Bransford, MD ’67
James E.K. Hildreth, MD ’87

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Heritage Award:
The Flexner Family

Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Outstanding Recent Graduate Award:
Crystal C. Watkins, MD ’03, PhD ’03 

To view the full list of award recipients and their bios, click here.

Student News

Thank You to Our Student Volunteers!

student volunteersWe are so appreciative of the help from our student volunteers, from tours of the Armstrong Building to the Grand Classes Brunch to the Note-A-Chords providing wonderful entertainment during the Reunion Dinner!

Class of 2014 volunteers:
John Pang, Paul Gilbert, Janaki Paskaradevan

Class of 2015 volunteers:
Philip Mote, Atul Nakhasi

Class of 2016 volunteers:
Giselle Zornberg, Nathan Bales, Mike Foote

Alex Fischer, Alicia Gaidry, Andrew Halls, Kelly Harris, Katie Hsih, Rupert Hung, Rebecca Johnson-Paben, Juan Munoz, Josh Trebach, Angela Zeng

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