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Outstanding Alumni Honored at Reunion Gala

Honorees at P&S Alumni Gala

At the P&S Alumni Gala Reception, outstanding members of the alumni community were recognized for contributions in medical research, clinical medicine, and support of the Alumni Association.

Pictured above:
Ryan England, '17 - Gold Medalist
Daniel Von Hoff, '73 - Gold Medalist
Kenneth A. Forde, '59 - Presenter
Kathie-Ann Joseph, '95 - President of the Alumni Association
George M. Lazarus, '71 - Gold Medalist
Suzanne Oparil, '65 - Gold Medalist
Dean Lee Goldman
Yvonne S. Thornton, '73 - Virginia Kneeland Frantz '22 Awardee

P&S Graduation 2017

P&S graduation collage

P&S students and alumni celebrate graduation with family and friends.

A Family of P&S Alumni

A family of P&S alumni

A family with four generations of P&S alumni gather to march at graduation. Pictured left to right are: Joshua Rosenthal'17 with his parents Margaret Fisher'83 and Jonathan Rosenthal’83, and his grandfather George Fisher’48. Joshua's grandmother Mary Stuart Blakely Fisher'48 (wife of George) and great-grandfather Stuart Banyar Blakely (class of 1908) are deceased and also P&S graduates. 

P&S Alumni March at Graduation

P&S alumni representatives
In honor of the 250th Anniversary, and for the first time in history, a group of P&S alumni representing many class years gathered to march at the P&S graduation on Wednesday, May 17. Leading the march were Dr. Yvonne Thornton, P&S '73 and Dr. Roy Vagelos, P&S '54.

P&S Students at Yankee Game

P&S Students at Yankee Game

Having fun at the the Yankees vs. Orioles game during the P&S 250thcelebration at Yankee Stadium. From left to right, P&S students: Pranav Nanda, Janelle Lambert, Akyl Hughes, Timothy Dyster, Katherine Xu, and Andrew Yaeh.

P&S 250 at Yankee Stadium

P&S 250 at Yankee Stadium

On April 28, P&S celebrated its 250th anniversary with the New York Yankees during a nail-biting game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. P&S was recognized in honor of its 250th anniversary with an on-field ceremony before the game. These images were highlighted as the "Photo of the Week" by CU168. See more photos.

P&S Leaders at Yankee Stadium

P&S leadership at Yankee Stadium

The College of Physicians & Surgeons partnered with the New York Yankees for a special evening on April 28 at Yankee Stadium. In a special on-field ceremony, the Yankees recognized the school's leaders and partners, including Dean Goldman, Dr. and Mrs. Roy Vagelos, Len Tow, PhD, and Phyllis Mailman. See more photos.

Precision Medicine Forum Reception

Precision Medicine Forum reception. Credit: Charles Manley

On April 26, CUMC faculty, students, staff and partners enjoyed a festive cocktail reception before gathering for a spirited discussion with Columbia's leading experts on the future of precision medicine.

Precision Medicine Forum

Precision Medicine Forum panelists

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) community enjoyed a lively panel discussion at the #ColumbiaPS250 Precision Medicine Forum on April 26. Faculty panelists shared their insights on "Harnessing the Power of the Genome to Meet Medicine's Greatest Challenges." Pictured left to right are Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, Ali Gharavi, MD, David Goldstein, PhD, Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Dinakar Singh, Tom Maniatis, PhD, and journalist Max Gomez, PhD (the moderator).

P&S 250th Anniversary AOA Lecture

Dr. Terence Dermody

On March 29, as part of the P&S 250th Anniversary, Dr. Terence Dermody delivered a special AOL Lecture to the CUMC community, "AOA and the Healthcare Transformations of the 21st Century." Dr. Dermody was also invited to give the Harold C. Neu Lecture Medical Grand Rounds, where he presented on "Chikungunya Virus Infection and Disease."