Alumni News No. 0012 | December 2012 | View this email in your browser.
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The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine wishes you and your family peace, health and prosperity in the new year!

Thank you for all that you do to support the School of Medicine throughout the year. We encourage you to stay involved and stay connected to the School of Medicine. We always love to hear from you!


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Impact of Philanthropy
Since 1893, the world has looked to Johns Hopkins Medicine as the preeminent model of healthcare delivery, research and medical education. A single visionary gift made this tri-partite mission possible. Stipulating that the hospital and university bearing his name serve the rich and poor, black and white, male and female, Johns Hopkins the philanthropist laid the groundwork for his legacy. You play a part as well.

By making a gift to the School of Medicine Annual Fund, your support is directed to where it is most needed. In today's ever-changing scientific and technological setting, these gifts for current use are vital to our mission.

Additionally, pending and proposed tax changes may make planning your gifts even more important in 2012. By carefully considering the form and timing of your gifts, you may be able to assure the maximum benefits. Deciding what you choose to give may have an important impact when deciding how much to give. Also, only gifts completed by December 31 can generate federal and perhaps state income tax deductions that could reduce your tax bill for 2012.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your philanthropic planning with you. Please call us at 410-516-0776 or toll-free at 888-546-1336.

Learn more about making a gift to the School of Medicine Annual Fund on our website. Thank you for your support!

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Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association (JHM&SA)

Season's GreetingsHappy Holidays from the JHM&SA
The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season and a joyous new year! 2012 was an exciting year for the JHM&SA, but we look forward to many exciting programs and events in 2013. Watch for more information about the upcoming Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend, June 6-9, 2013 after the new year! Hope to see you all in June!

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JHU Alumni Association

The Cerulean Society
The Cerulean Society, a leadership giving society, assembles members of the alumni community who uniquely personify and endow the Alumni Association’s continued dedication to innovation, discovery and the advancement of Johns Hopkins’ global impact.

Membership in the Cerulean Society is limited to alumni who make a tax-deductible contribution of $1,000 or more to the Alumni Association’s endowment.

While the advancement of the Alumni Association is the primary reward of membership, inclusion in the Cerulean Society entitles alumni to enjoy exclusive privileges, including discounts at Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble bookstore, complimentary games to men's lacrosse home games and more.

Learn more about the Cerulean Society, including how to join.

School of Medicine

A Year in Review

Looking Back on 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, we look back on the year with excitement and pride for Johns Hopkins and the School of Medicine. Below are just a few of our favorite moments from this year.

In April, the School of Medicine announced an exciting step in its journey to nurture the next generation of health care innovators – an international scholarship program sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine International to provide to financial assistance to aspiring international medical students.

On May 1, the new 1.6 million-square-foot Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower opened to the public, signaling a new era in health care for The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Also, in May, the School of Medicine welcomed 289 MDs, PhDs and Masters recipients from the Class of 2012 into the alumni family.

In July, the School of Medicine welcomed its new dean, Dr. Paul B. Rothman. He is the 14th dean of the School of Medicine and the second CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Read a message from Dean Rothman.

This fall, the School of Medicine greeted the Class of 2016! In October, the Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association and Dean Rothman presented these students with engraved stethoscopes as a welcoming gift during the annual Stethoscope Ceremony and Reception.

Thank you for helping us make 2012 another great year for the School of Medicine. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in 2013 as we celebrate the Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend, June 6-9. For more information and updates, please visit our website.

What were your favorite memories from the School of Medicine this year? Share your thoughts on Facebook or by email.

Alumni Update

Alumni Events, Fall 2012

The following photos are from the Alumni Volunteer Luncheon, which was in October, and a reception hosted by Dean Rothman in San Francisco in November.

Alumni Volunteer Luncheon
Dean Rothman and Robert Youngblood, Med ’55

Volunteer Luncheon
Jerome Granato, Med ’79 in the new library in the
Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

Dean Rothman with Emmett Cunningham
Dean Rothman and Emmett Cunningham, Med ’86, and his wife, Dr. Sharon Shaw

Student News

Celebrating the Next Generation of LGBT Leaders

Carl Steed at White House Event Carl Steed Jr. on the right at the "End of Summer BBQ" hosted by Vice President and Dr. Biden

In September, the Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden hosted an “End of Summer BBQ” at their residence with emerging young leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including Carl Steed Jr., Class of 2013. They were joined by senior Obama Administration officials, leaders of national LGBT organizations and community leaders from all over the country. Guests at the event represented tremendous diversity and talent within the LGBT community. Other attendees included community organizers, advocates, artists and veterans – all committed to the pursuit of equality, justice, and dignity for LGBT people.

While at Hopkins, Steed has been actively engaged in strengthening the LGBT community: revitalizing the Gertrude Stein Society for LGBT students, faculty and staff of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute; serving as a founding member of the Hopkins Network of LGBT Employees and Supporters; and advocating to add LGBT health to the curricula of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. He also actively blogs for WebMD as well as serving as the National LGBT Policy Coordinator for the American Medical Student Association. He is an Erickson-Zoellers Point Foundation Scholar.

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