Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni
WCMC Alumni Association President's Report
Dear Fellow Alumni,
Autumn is always an exciting and busy time for the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association (WCMCAA), and this year is no exception.
Kicking off the new academic term, the Alumni Association hosted their first annual alumni and student reception during New Student Orientation Week in August. The reception, jointly sponsored by the WCMCAA and the Weill Cornell Department of Radiology, was a wonderful opportunity to introduce the next generation of Weill Cornell physicians to the alumni network as we officially welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus.
Our biennial alumni reunion took place on October 10 and 11. Reunion 2014 was an enormous success, and we had record attendance with over 350 alumni returning to campus for the weekend celebration.
This year’s theme, The Evolution of Medical Education, explored the fascinating ways in which new scientific discoveries have altered medical education. The program was further complemented by Weill Cornell’s newly reformed curriculum, which was launched at the beginning of the academic year. Those who joined us enjoyed institutional updates from Dean Laurie Glimcher and several of Weill Cornell’s distinguished faculty members. We also had the exciting opportunity to hear from fellow alumni and current students, as well as toured the pioneering work places where all of these advances are taking place.
During Reunion, we honored Bruce G. Gellin, M.D. ’83, M.P.H. and Peter M. Le Jacq, M.D. ’81 with WCMCAA Special Achievement Awards. This award recognizes alumni who have made important contributions to medicine or related fields, which significantly advance healthcare and medical science. These two physicians help remind us of all the amazing work Weill Cornell alumni are doing to advance health care around the world.
Equally impressive, we also honored the recipients of the WCMCAA Honorary Fellowship Award, which is presented to non-alumni who have greatly enhanced and enriched the life of Weill Cornell Medical College, its faculty, and students. The 2013 and 2014 recipients included Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.; Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.; Roberto Levi, M.D., D.Sc.; and David J. Skorton, M.D.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the Alumni Association, the Medical College, and our students. The dedication of our alumni helps make Weill Cornell the special place that it is.
R. Ernest Sosa, M.D. ’78
President, WCMC Alumni Association