Alumni Weekend Events

Friday, November 9


Harrell Medical Education Building exteriorEDUCATING FUTURE LEADERS IN HEALTH CARE: DEANS’ PANEL

Noon – 1 p.m.
North Learning Studio, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Hear from UF College of Medicine Deans including Interim Dean Dr. Adrian Tyndall, Dr. Joseph Fantone, Dr. Mariam Limacher, Dr. Steven Sugrue, Dr. Donna Parker, Dr. Tim Flynn and Dr. Nina Multak. Our leaders will share what they see as challenges and opportunities in educating the next generation of health care providers.


UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine HospitalINNOVATIONS IN RESEARCH

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
North Learning Studio, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

With the opening of the new UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, our faculty are excited to share their innovations in patient care with you. Dr. Thomas Beaver, professor and chief in the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and Dr. Brian Hoh, associate chair of neurosurgery and chief of the division of cerebrovascular surgery, will speak to innovations in their specialties.


Dr. Renee BlandingNOTABLE ALUMNUS LECTURE — RENEE BLANDING, MD ’88

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
North Learning Studio, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Dr. Renee Blanding, vice president of medical affairs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, will present a talk titled “Maintaining the Joy of Medicine.” A native of South Carolina, she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in public health from the University of South Carolina. Upon graduating from the UF College of Medicine in 1988, she completed an internship in internal medicine at LSU and began an anesthesiology residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After moving to Baltimore in 1991, Dr. Blanding completed her anesthesiology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since 1992, she has been a staff anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she has also served as medical director of the operating room for seven years. She has been in her role as vice president of medical affairs since 2011.


Alumni at cocktail hourCELEBRATING CLASSES DINNER

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hilton UF Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St.

After a day of excitement and enrichment, the Celebrating Classes Dinner and cocktail hour is the perfect way to connect with your classmates. The celebrating classes — 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 — will enjoy a cocktail hour (beer and wine only) by class year. Excellent catering, an elegantly decorated setting and an entertaining video presentation will complete the evening.


GRAND ROUNDS

While you’re in town, please also consider joining us for various grand rounds. The schedule is as follows:

Department/Division Day Time Location
Emergency Medicine Thursdays 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Various locations
Pediatrics (NICU, CHC, Cancer) Thursdays 8 – 9 a.m. Communicore Building (1249 Center Dr.), Room C1-4
Internal Medicine Thursdays 11 a.m. – Noon Communicore Building (1249 Center Dr.), Room C1-11
Critical Care Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m.  Shands North Tower, Room 2147
Cardiology Thursdays 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital (1505 SW Archer Rd), Room G552
Anesthesiology Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. UF Health Shands Hospital (1600 SW Archer Rd.), Room 2147
OB/GYN Fridays 7 – 8 a.m. Medical Sciences Building (1345 Center Dr.), Room MSB-304
Otolaryngology (ENT) Fridays 7 – 8 a.m. Medical Sciences Building (1345 Center Dr.), Room M2-228
Ophthalmology Fridays 8 – 9:15 a.m. Academic Research Building (1200 Newell Dr.), Room R2-265
Nephrology Fridays (every other) 8 – 9 a.m. Academic Research Building (1200 Newell Dr.), Room R4-133
Pulmonary Fridays Noon – 1 p.m. Various locations
Psychiatry Fridays Noon – 1 p.m. McKnight Brain Institute (1149 Newell Dr.), DeWeese Auditorium Room LG-101A
Dermatology Fridays 12:30 – 2 p.m. UF Health Dermatology – Springhill (4037 NW 86 Terrace, 4th Floor), Room 4112

Saturday, November 10

 

student and graduate shaking handsSTUDENT/ALUMNI SPEED NETWORKING

Four hours prior to kickoff
George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Do you have words of wisdom to share with medical students? Do you wish you had the opportunity to speak with alumni from the college to get advice before you graduated? This is your chance to participate in a speed networking event, set up similar to speed dating, where students will rotate through the room, meeting the alumni present.


Harrell Medical Education Building tourGEORGE T. HARRELL, M.D., MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING TOURS

Four hours prior to kickoff
Starts by elevators, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

We welcome alumni and friends to see firsthand how today’s medical students are learning through small group tours of the building led by students and staff. Tours will include a special presentation in the simulation center.


ANNUAL TAILGATE & WATCH PARTY

Family at Alumni Weekend tailgateThree hours prior to kickoff & game time
The Steven M. Scott, M.D., and Rebecca J. Scott Commons and The Terrace, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Put on your orange and blue and show your game-day spirit! This special gathering promises great food and even greater company. Guests can take advantage of indoor seating or enjoy the fresh air and lovely vista on the outdoor terrace. Make some new Gator memories with classmates as you enjoy a hot and cold buffet, cash bar (beer and wine only), family-friendly activities and complimentary shuttles to the stadium. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes, beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff, and will resume for return trips at the start of the fourth quarter. Shuttle rides will continue until one hour after the game ends. Or, feel free to stay put and watch the Gators face off against South Carolina, without the crowds, at our watch party!