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Memories of Medical School

Ardys Howard and Robert B. Howard, M.D., Class of 1944, catch up with friends at the Half Century Club Luncheon.

Nearly 200 alumni reconnected with their classmates during Alumni Reunion Weekend on September 28-29, 2007. A total of 359 alumni and guests attended the weekend’s festivities.

To learn about the latest medical technologies, alumni toured the University’s new Simulation Center, where they were introduced to two high-fidelity patient simulators, SimMan and StanMan. They also visited the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, where leading-edge imaging research is conducted. At the Alumni Celebration Banquet Friday evening, they honored six alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Medical School and the medical profession.

The following day, alumni heard presentations by some of the University’s most innovative researchers on such topics as the treatment and possible cure for Alzheimer’s disease and the use of new magnetic resonance technologies to understand the molecular basis of disease. The reunion wrapped up with private class dinners where participants shared news and reminisced with classmates.

“Renewing friendships and chatting with classmates after so many years was a joy,” says Fred A. Lyon, M.D., Class of 1957, who was celebrating his 50-year reunion. “Reminiscing about the ‘old’ times brought us many smiles.”

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