Alumni Reunion Rings in NYU School of Medicine’s 175th Anniversary
The celebrations for NYU School of Medicine’s 175th anniversary got off to a spirited start as more than 300 alumni, students, faculty, and friends gathered to enjoy a day in each other’s company and toast the School’s milestone at the 2016 Alumni Reunion. A legacy of excellence in medical education came to vivid life as attendees shared their personal memories and thoughts, saluted the winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards, and took an up-close look at the School’s bright future through campus tours led by current students.
“I’m so honored to spend this day with you,” said Anthony J. Grieco, MD ’63, associate dean for alumni relations. “It’s your achievements, your integrity, and your commitment to help people and make a difference that make NYU School of Medicine shine.” Dean Grieco gave a special thanks to the Class of 1966 for raising over $100,000 for an endowed scholarship fund in honor of their 50th anniversary.
The winners of the Alumni Achievement Awards were Ann Rebecca Garment, MD ’08 (the Julia Zelmanovich Young Alumni Award); Richard W. Gross, MD ’76, PhD (the Solomon A. Berson Award in Basic Science); Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD ’70, PhD (the Solomon A. Berson Award in Health Science, Medicine and the Arts); and Jedd D. Wolchok, MD ’94, PhD (GSAS ’93) (the Solomon A. Berson Award in Clinical and Translational Science).
“Our Alumni Achievement Award winners have all made extraordinary contributions to medicine,” said Dr. Grieco. “We’re proud to have helped launch them on their way.”
Beatrice W. Welters, one of NYU Langone’s most generous and committed supporters, was made an honorary alumna in recognition of her philanthropic leadership. “Bea is a remarkable humanitarian who has dedicated her life to underserved and underrepresented populations,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone. “Because of leaders like Bea—who have a vision for how healthcare can be more and do more—NYU Langone continues to expand the scope of our efforts to serve our global community.”
The first in a series of events and activities occurring over the next year in celebration of the School of Medicine’s 175th anniversary, the Alumni Reunion took place April 16 on campus, with an evening gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park. Attendees are invited to share their feedback about the day by completing a survey.