Alumni News No. 003 | March 2012 | View this email in your browser
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Keeping his Memory Alive
Stephen PitcairnThe Stephen Pitcairn Memorial Scholarship aims to honor the life and accomplishments of Stephen Pitcairn, a Hopkins researcher, whose life was cut tragically short in July 2010.

The School of Medicine expects to award the first Stephen Pitcairn Memorial Scholarship this fall with a goal to grow the scholarship endowment to one million dollars to fully support a deserving medical student with financial need.

Read more about Stephen and this scholarship fund.

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Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association (JHM&SA)

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Save the Date! Reunion is Coming!
From its beginning in 1941, the Biennial Meeting has drawn the Hopkins family home to Baltimore every other year to learn about advancements in scientific discoveries and reconnect with classmates and peers. We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend, June 6-9!

Alumni who graduated in years ending in 2, 3, 7 and 8 will be celebrating reunions.

Visit us online to learn more about the 2013 Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend.

JHU Alumni Association

JHU Near You
There are many ways to stay connected to Johns Hopkins after graduation; the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association has chapters in more 20 domestic cities and more than a dozen clubs in international destinations. Discover events in your area.

April 1 - 11:00 a.m.: Stanford Dish Trail Hike, Northern California Community

April 1 - 11:30 a.m.: Lacrosse Tailgate at the Big City Classic, New Chapter & Blue Jays Unlimited

April 14 - 3:00 p.m.: Lacrosse Tailgate: Maryland vs. Hopkins, Baltimore Chapter & Blue Jays Unlimited

April 14 - 5:30 p.m.: Lacrosse Game Watch: Maryland vs. Hopkins, Miami/Palm Beach Chapter

April 14 - 7:45 p.m.: DC Young Alumni Boat Cruise, DC Young Alumni

April 20 - 7:00 p.m.: Foodies of New York, New York Chapter

April 21 - 11:30 a.m.: New York Botanical Gardens Tour, New York Chapter

April 27 - 7:00 p.m.: The Embassy Series, Washington, D.C. Chapter

May 4-5: Alumni Weekend 2012

May 31: The Music Man, Washington, D.C. Chapter

Visit the online calendar to get a full listing of events in your area!

School of Medicine

Rewarding Excellence in Education

Since Dean/CEO Edward Miller, M.D., appointed David Nichols, M.D., as first vice dean of education in 2000, the mission to improve medical education - and to recognize and compensate faculty for teaching excellence - has become more prominent at the School of Medicine. The Genes to Society curriculum, the construction of high-tech classrooms, the addition of teacher development courses and the launch of a Hopkins-designed medical school in Malaysia are all evidence that clinician educators have become more visible and valued over the past decade.

Another indication of prioritizing clinical educators is the establishment of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE). The mission of the IEE is to promote, value and advance the educational mission of the School of Medicine while enhancing the School of Medicine's leadership role in medical and medical sciences education nationally and internationally.

"For many decades at academic medical centers across the country - not just at Hopkins - teaching is what you did for free on the side," said Julia McMillian, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education. "The IEE is pursuing a mission. It's not only about measuring teaching and rewarding it in various ways, but also about stimulating ways to do it better." Read more >>

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Alumni Update

Inspired at an Early Age

Dr. A Marc GillinovA. Marc Gillinov, Med '88, developed an early interest in cardiac surgery when two close family members had heart surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. The successful outcomes of these surgeries inspired him to spend his high school summers working as an assistant in cardiac surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.

Today, Dr. Gillinov is a staff cardiac surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center and is surgical director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation. In February, he co-authored the book, Heart 411: The Only Book on Heart Health You'll Ever Need.

After graduating from Yale University, Dr. Gillinov entered The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then received his clinical and advanced training in general surgery and cardiac and thoracic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, completing this training in 1997.

Dr. Gillinov then returned to The Cleveland Clinic and joined the cardiac surgery staff. His primary clinical and research interests center on mitral valve disease and atrial fibrillation. He is a recognized expert in mitral valve repair surgery and in the study and treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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Student News

Finding the Perfect Match

On March 16, the 110 graduating Johns Hopkins medical students gathered in the Armstrong Medical Education Building to celebrate Match Day - the day medical students from across the country learn where they will spend their residencies after graduation.

The School of Medicine's Match Day celebration brought together students, along with family members, mentors and others, for brunch and a brief program leading up to 12:00 noon, the moment when students opened the envelopes telling where they would launch their medical careers. Read more >>

Students at Match Day

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Henry Walters' Legacy: Illustrating Medicine

artwork from Art as Applied to MedicineHear Gary P. Lees, director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, recount the history of the program. One hundred years ago, Henry Walters endowed Art as Applied to Medicine, combining art and science. Since then, the media of medical illustrators has evolved from beautiful hand drawing to stunning computer imaging. Join us on Tuesday, May 1 at the Walters Art Museum from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Walters Women's Committee will host a wine and cheese reception following the lecture. During the reception, a video of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine's best work will be shown.

Tickets are available for purchase online.

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